Question: When did Beauty and the Beast first appear on Broadway?

Look Back at the Original Broadway Cast of Beauty and the Beast. The production opened at the Palace Theatre April 18, 1994. The original Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, starring Susan Egan and Terrence Mann in the title roles, opened April 18, 1994, at the Palace Theatre.

When was Beauty and the Beast first on Broadway?

April 18, 1994 Beauty and the Beast opened on April 18, 1994, and was the inaugural Broadway musical from Disney Theatrical Productions. It played its first five years at the Palace Theatre before transferring to the Lunt-Fontanne on November 11, 1999, and ranks as the sixth longest running show of all time.

Who has played Gaston on Broadway?

Original Broadway CastTerrence Mann as The Beast Susan Egan and Belle and Terrence Mann as The Beast.Susan Egan as Belle.Kenny Raskin as LeFou.Burke Moses as Gaston.Tom Bosley as Maurice.Heath Lamberts as Cogsworth.Gary Beach as Lumiere.Stacey Logan as Babette.More items

Is Beauty and the Beast a Broadway musical?

After completing tryouts in Houston, Beauty and the Beast premiered on Broadway on April 18, 1994, starring Susan Egan and Terrence Mann as the eponymous Belle and Beast, respectively. The musical opened to mixed reviews from theater critics, but was a massive commercial success and well received by audiences.

How does the Beast transform on Broadway?

The final transformation was made by actual magicians: We had something like 10 Vari-Lites; no Broadway show had a Vari-Lite in those days. It can turn 360 degrees and change colors through computers instead of through gels. Before that, lights were static.

Did Emma Watson sing in beauty and beast?

The short answer is yes, that really is Emma Watson singing. The actress opened up about the terrifying experience during a print interview with Total Film. Not only is Watson using her voice for the movie, but her live vocals are used in several of the various numbers.

Who is the original voice of Belle?

Paige OHaraRalph Breaks the Internet Mona WalravensSnow White: The Sequel Belle/Voiced by Donna Paige Helmintoller, better known as Paige OHara, is an American actress, voice actress, singer, and painter, best known for her signature role as Belle in Disneys 1991 highly successful animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast.

What is Belles real name?

The short answer appears to be no, Belle does not know the Beasts real name. Throughout Beauty and the Beast, the Beast is referred to as a Prince, a Master, and a Beast, but he is never given a real name. In fact, on the films official IMDB page, the character is listed simply as Beast — no other name included.

Why was Emma Watson cast as Belle?

Emma Watson was our first -- and really our only -- choice for Belle, director Bill Condon said, for a lot of reasons: her talent, her beauty, her intelligence. He also said that the actress is similar to Belle because she is strong and independent.

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