There are only 2 weeks left - that's 16 performances - to see Disney's Beauty and the Beast. After enchanting audiences for more than 13 years, the hit musical will take its final bow at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Sunday, July 29th. The Broadway production will have played 46 previews and 5,464 regular performances.
Tickets have been selling quickly as the production nears its final performance. Weeknights have the best ticket availability for remaining performances, and tickets to the final performance on July 29 are extremely limited. Members of the public who are interested in seeing the final performance are encouraged to try to WIN tickets through two current ticket giveaway promotions:
On the Radio: Listen to WPLJ 95.5 each day through July 20th for a chance to win tickets to the final performance.
On the Web: Through July 22nd, submit a "Beauty on Broadway memory" at BroadwayWorld.com for a chance to win tickets to the final performance.
Click here to see a Photo Slideshow from the 13th Anniversary Celebration.
Click here to see a Behind-the-Scenes Video from the 13th Anniversary Celebration.
Beauty and the Beast officially opened on Broadway on April 18, 1994 and played at the Palace Theatre for the first five years of its run. The production transferred to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 11, 1999. The musical is the 6th longest-running Broadway show of all time.
The musical, directed by Robert Jess Roth, features Alan Menken's Academy Award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman (including the Academy Award-winning title song and the show-stopping "Be Our Guest"), plus songs written especially for the stage by Alan Menken and Tim Rice (including "If I Can't Love Her" and "A Change In Me"). The production also features a book by Linda Woolverton, author of the original screenplay and choreography by Matt West. Sets are by Stanley A. Meyer, costumes by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award-winner for Beauty and the Beast) and lighting by Natasha Katz (Tony Award-winner for Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA).