Trivia Tuesday- Broadway and the Beast
Not only is Beauty and the Beast a landmark film for Disney animation, but also the beginning of the company's 22 years (and counting) presence on Broadway. In 1994, Beauty and the Beast became the first Disney animated feature to be adapted for the stage and was recognized with nine Tony Award nominations and one win for Best Costume Design (Ann Hould-Ward). Beauty and the Beast ran on Broadway for thirteen years and a total of 5,461performances. In the years since Beauty and the Beast's debut, Disney has also found success on stage with other adaptations of Disney Renaissance films, including The Lion King and Aladdin.
Throwback Thursday- Oh Director! My Director!
One year ago...wait! Scratch that! TWO YEARS ago this week, Bill Condon was announced as the director of Beauty and the Beast. The director, known for his work on Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls, and the Twilight Saga, has spoken about Beauty and the Beast over the past year, calling the upcoming live-action film "a very exciting, a very kind of realistic telling of that story."
Check out links to more interviews with Bill Condon below:
Bill Condon: "It’s an important movie to a lot of people."
Bill Condon: "You will believe a beast can waltz."
Luke Evans, Ian McKellen & Bill Condon talk 'Beauty and the Beast'