Beauty and the Beast Stars Part of Lincoln Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

News   Beauty and the Beast Stars Part of Lincoln Center Tree Lighting Ceremony Stars from Broadway's Beauty and the Beast will perform at the Lincoln Center tree lighting ceremony Dec. 2.
Mescha Taylor in a scene from Beauty and the Beast.
Mescha Taylor in a scene from Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Joan Marcus

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.

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