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Photo Coverage: Beauty and the Beast Celebrates 11th Anniversary

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the sixth longest running show of all time and Broadway's current longest running American musical, celebrated its 11th anniversary on Saturday, April 16th. The production originally opened on April 18th, 1994.

The show opened at the Palace Theatre, where it played more than 2,250 performances, becoming the longest-running show ever to play the legendary theatre. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is also the longest running tenant in the history of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), where it is now playing. On Friday, April 8th, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST also hit its 4,500th performance.

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Brooke Tansley (Belle), and Alan Menken (Music)




Jeff Brooks (Cogsworth), and Peter Flynn (Lumiere)


Brooke Tansley (Belle), and Steve Blanchard (Beast)


Alan Menken (Music), Brooke Tansley (Belle), Steve Blanchard (Beast), and Robert Jess Roth (Director)


Pam Klinger (Babette), and Robert Jess Roth (Director)


Jeff Brooks (Cogsworth), Mary Stout (Madame de la Grande Bouche), and Peter Flynn (Lumiere)


Peter Byrne (Asst. Electrician), and Tom Brouard (Head Electrician)


Matthew Gumley (Chip)


Ann Arvia, Keith Fortner, Brynn O'Malley, and Daria Lynn Scatton (Ensemble)


Ned Hatton, Scott Anderson, Jan Nebozenko, and George M. Dignam


Jamie Ross (Maurice)


Robert Jess Roth (Director) gives his thanks to the company alongisde Alan Menken (Music) and David Friedman (Musical Supervisor)


Alan takes his turn thanking the company as well


The cutting of the cake


Stage Management: Beth Larson, M.A. Howard, and Michael Wilhoite


Brian O'Brien, and Brek Williams


Covers (Beast/Gaston): Brian O'Brien, Chris Montelone, and Brek Williams


David Friedman (Music Supervisor) and his partner Shawn Moninger

 

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