September 8, 1991 – Beauty and the Beast Plays 1,000 Performance
“Song as old as rhyme, Beauty and the Beast.”
On September 8, 1991, the Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast joined the ranks of less than 80 musicals to reach 1,000 performances with its Sunday matinee. The musical reached this milestone after almost two and a half years in the Palace Theatre, with the show opening on April 19, 1994. The musical would continue to run until July 29, 2007, having 5,461 performances overall.