Beauty and the Beast
A Musical in 2 Acts. Book by Linda Woolverton (based on her screenplay for the Walt Disney animated film of the same name). Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.
Palace Theatre, New York - 18 April, 1994 : closed 5 September, 1999 (2250 perfs); re-opened 12 November 1999 at the LuntFontanne Theatre and is still running!
Directed by Robert Jess Roth.
Choreography by Matt West.
Scenic design by Stan Meyer.
Costume design by Ann Hould-Ward.
Lighting design by Natasha Katz.
Sound design by T. Richard Fitzgerald.
Illusions by Jim Steinmeyer, John Gaughan.
Prosthetics, John Dods.
Musical direction and incidental music arrangements by Michael Kosarin.
Orchestrations by Danny Troob.
Musical supervision and vocal arrangements by David Friedman.
Fight director, Rick Sordelet.
Dance arrangements by Glen Kelly.
Produced by Walt Disney Productions (Ron Logan, Robert McTyre, Theatrical Production Division).
(in order of appearance)
Enchantress: Wendy Oliver.
Young Prince: Harrison Beal.
Beast: TERRENCE MANN.
Belle: SUSAN EGAN.
Lefou: KENNY RASKIN.
Gaston: BURKE MOSES.
Three Silly Girls: Sarah Solie Shannon, Paige Price, Linda Talcott.
Maurice: TOM BOSLEY.
Cogsworth: HEATH LAMBERTS.
Lumiere: GARY BEACH.
Babette: STACEY LOGAN.
Mrs. Potts: BETH FOWLER.
Chip: BRIAN PRESS.
Madame de la Grande Bouche: ELEANOR GLOCKNER.
Monsieur D'Arque: Gordon Stanley.
Townspeople, Enchanted Objects:
Joan Barber, Roxane Barlow, Harrison Beal, Michael-Demby Cain, Kate Dowe, David Elder, Merwin Foard, Gregorey Garrison, Jack Hayes, Kim Huber, Elmore James, Rob Lorey,Tatrick Loy, Barbara Marineau, Joanne McHugh, Anna McNeeley, Bill Nabel, Wendy Oliver, Vince Pesce, Paige Price, Sarah Solie Shannon, Gordon Stanley, Linda Talcott, Wysandra Woolsey. Voice of Prologue Narrator: David Ogden Stiers. Swings: Alisa Klein, Dan Mojica, Joan Barber, Kate Dowe, Gregorey Garrison, Rob Lorey.
- Prologue - Enchantress
- Belle - Belle, Gaston, Lefou, Silly Girls, Townspeople
- No Matter What (Lyrics by Tim Rice.) - Maurice, Belle
- No Matter What (reprise) - Maurice
- Me (Lyrics by Tim Rice.) - Gaston, Belle
- Belle (reprise) - Belle
- Home (Lyrics by Tim Rice.) - Belle
- Home (reprise) - Mrs Potts
- Gaston - Lefou, Gaston, Silly Girls, Tavern Patrons
- Gaston (reprise) - Gaston, Lefou
- How Long Must This Go On? (Lyrics by Tim Rice.) - Beast
- Be Our Guest - Lumiere, Mrs Potts, Cogsworth, Madame de la Grande
Bouche, Chip, Babette, Enchanted Objects
- If I Can't Love Her (Lyrics by Tim Rice.) - Beast
- Wolf Chase
- Something There - Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs Potts, Cogsworth
- Human Again - Lumiere, Madame de la Grande Bouche, Cogsworth,
Mrs Potts, Babette, Chip, Enchanted Objects
- Maison des Lunes (Lyrics by Tim Rice.) - Gaston, Lefou, Monsieur
- Beauty and the Beast - Mrs Potts
- If I Can't Love Her (reprise) - Beast
- The Mob Song - Gaston, Lefou, Monsieur D'Arque, Townspeople
- The Battle - Company
- Transformation (Lyrics by Tim Rice.) - Beast, Belle
- Beauty and the Beast (reprise) - Company