Sunday, July 29, 2007
GOODBYE TO A BEAUTY AND HER BEAST
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Well today is a brief blog, but I wanted to say an officila goodbye to the sixth longest Broadway sow in history: the simply amazing "Beauty & The Beast". For othis day, Sunday July 29th, it plays its last performance. It has been on on Broadway since 1994 and has enthralled audiences (like me) in utter rapture since then. How proud Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman are or might be. The book of the music is written by Linda Wolverton who wrote the original screenplay for the movie back in 1989. What perfect songs! What an mazing story as adapted by Disney. Oh, trust me on this, Walt Disney would have adored this one-- it has all the magic of "Snow White and Seven Dwarfs" and then some. And that's what Walt always emphasized - "personality out of the characters" Pixar seems to have found that magic as well. So as the curtain closes for the last time on this great show at 2pm Eastern time, let us think of Walt and the late Howeard Ashman and raise our glass to a great and sijmply amazing Broadway show!