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  Beauty and the Beast

Palace Theatre, (4/18/1994 - 9/5/1999)
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (11/11/1999 - 7/29/2007) Official re-opening date of 11/16/1999
Preview:Mar 9, 1994 Total Previews:46
Opening:Apr 18, 1994   
Closing:Jul 29, 2007 Total Performances:5461


Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway





Produced by Walt Disney Productions; President, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions: Ron Logan; Vice President and Producer, Walt Disney Theatrical Productions: Robert McTyre; Associate Producer: Donald Frantz

Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice; Book by Linda Woolverton; Dance arrangements by Glen Kelly; Music orchestrated by Danny Troob; Vocal arrangements by David Friedman; Musical Director: Michael Kosarin; Incidental music arranged by Michael Kosarin; Additional orchestrations: Michael Starobin

Directed by Robert Jess Roth; Choreographed by Matt West; Assistant Choreographer: Dan Mojica

Scenic Design by Stan Meyer; Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by T. Richard Fitzgerald; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence; Prosthetics by John Dods; Associate Lighting Design: Ted Mather; Assistant Lighting Design: Gregory Cohen; Projection Effects: Wendall K. Harrington; Principal Set Design Assistant: Brian Webb; Associate Costume Design: Tracy Christensen; Assistant to Mr. Meyer: Brigette Altenhaus, Bill Sturrock and Scott Shaffer; Automated Lighting Programmer: Aland Henderson; Assistant to Ms. Hould-Ward: Tracy Christensen, Markas Henry, Mark Musters and Fabio Toblini; Assistant to Mr. Lawrence: Linda Rice

General Manager: Dodger Productions (Michael David, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner); Company Manager: Kim Sellon; Associate Gen. Mgr: Robert C. Strickstein; Assistant Co. Mgr: Mark Rozzano

Production Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris; Production Stage Manager: James Harker; Technical Supervisor: Harris Production Services; Stage Manager: John M. Atherlay, Pat Sosnow and Kim Vernace; Assistant Prod. Suprvr: Beth Riedmann; Associate Prod. Suprvr: Tom Shane Bussey

Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Musical Supervisor: David Friedman; Conducted by Michael Kosarin; Music Preparation: Miller Music Services; Rehearsal Pianist: Brian Besterman; Concert Master: Belinda Whitney; Violin: Cenovia Cummins, Evan Johnson, George Wozniak and Jean "Rudy" Perrault; Cello: Caryl Paisner and Joseph Kimura; Bass: Jeffrey Carney; Flute: Katherine Fink; Oboe: Vicki Bodner; Clarinet/Flute: KeriAnn Kathryn Di Bari; Flute/Clarinet: Alva Hunt; Bassoon: Marc Goldberg; Trumpet: Neil Balm and Tony Kadleck; French Horn: Jeffrey Lang, Anthony Cecere and Glen Estrin; Bass Trombone/Tuba: Paul Faulise; Drums: John Redsecker; Percussion: Joe Passaro; Harp: Stacey Shames; Keyboard: Kathy Sommer and Glen Kelly; Associate Conductor: Kathy Sommer; Assistant Conductor: Joe Passaro and Brent-Alan Huffman

Illusions by Jim Steinmeyer and John Gaughan; Pyrotechnic Design: Tyler Wymer; Audio Designer: Bill Platt

Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Casting: Jay Binder; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Dance Captain: Dan Mojica; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Assistant to the Director: Michael Gans; Production Assistant: Paul Michael and G. Eric Muratalla; Photographer: Joan Marcus and Marc Bryan-Brown; Special Events Photographer: T.L. Boston; Production Coordinator: Elisa Padula; Dance Captain Supervisor: Bill Burns


Opening Night Cast

Susan Egan Belle  
Terrence Mann Beast  
Joan Barber Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Roxane Barlow Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Gary Beach Lumiere  
Harrison Beal Young Prince  
 Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Tom Bosley Maurice  
Michael-Demby Cain Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Kate Dowe Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
David Elder Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Merwin Foard Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Beth Fowler Mrs. Potts  
Gregory Garrison Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Eleanor Glockner Madame de la Grande Bouche  
Jack Hayes Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Kim Huber Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Elmore James Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Heath Lamberts Cogsworth  
Stacey Logan Babette  
Rob Lorey Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Patrick Loy Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Barbara Marineau Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Joanne McHugh Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Anna McNeely Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Burke Moses Gaston  
Bill Nabel Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Wendy Oliver Enchantress  
 Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Vince Pesce Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Brian Press Chip  
Paige Price Silly Girl  
 Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Kenny Raskin Lefou  
Sarah Solie Shannon Silly Girl  
 Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Gordon Stanley Monsieur D'Arque  
 Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
 Bookseller  
David Ogden Stiers Prologue Narrator Recorded voice only  
Linda Talcott Silly Girl  
 Townsperson, Enchanted Object  
Wysandria Woolsey Townsperson, Enchanted Object  


Standby: Chuck Wagner (Beast).

Understudies: Harrison Beal (Lefou), Kate Dowe (Enchantress, Silly Girl), David Elder (Beast), Merwin Foard (Gaston), Gregory Garrison (Young Prince), Kim Huber (Belle), Alisa Klein (Enchantress, Silly Girl), Rob Lorey (Monsieur D'Arque), Barbara Marineau (Madame de la Grande Bouche, Mrs. Potts), Joanne McHugh (Babette), Anna McNeely (Madame de la Grande Bouche, Mrs. Potts), Dan Mojica (Young Prince), Bill Nabel (Cogsworth, Lumiere, Maurice), Vince Pesce (Lefou), Paige Price (Belle), Sarah Solie Shannon (Babette), Gordon Stanley (Cogsworth, Lumiere, Maurice), Linda Talcott (Chip), Chuck Wagner (Gaston).