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April 12, 1995 – The Los Angeles Production of Beauty and the Beast Opens

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“But Disney did something right here: it has delivered to Los Angeles virtually the entire, excellent Broadway cast.”

On April 12, 1995, the Los Angeles production of the hit Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast opened at the Shubert Theater. The show featured most of the original Broadway cast, including Susan Egan as Belle, Terrence Mann as Beast, Gary Beach as Lumiere, Beth Fowler as Mrs. Potts, Burke Moses as Gaston, and Tom Bosley as Maurice. The production lasted a little over a year, running until September 29, 1996, and wound up winning three Ovation Awards, as well as eleven Drama-Logue Awards.

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