Steve Blanchard and Megan McGinnis, who co-star as, respectively, the Beast and Belle in the Disney musical, will offer a special duet version of the musical's title tune. The ceremony will be held at 5 PM in Josie Robertson Plaza by the famed Lincoln Center fountain at Columbus Avenue and 64th Street. The event will be broadcast in the metropolitan area on WABC-TV, Channel 7, from 5-6 PM ET.
Featuring a score by Alan Menken, Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman, Beauty and the Beast boasts a book by the author of the original screenplay, Linda Woolverton; the musical was directed by Robert Jess Roth. Beauty opened at the Palace Theatre April 18, 1994, and now plays the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. It is currently the seventh longest running musical in Broadway history.
Beauty and the Beast plays Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays at 2 PM, Thursday and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 1 and 6:30 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the theatre's box office (205 W. 46th Street) or by calling (212) 307-4747. For more information, visit Walt Disney Theatricals on-line at www.disneyonbroadway.com.