March 9, 1994 – Previews Begin for Beauty and the Beast at the Palace Theatre
“Is this home? Is this where I should learn to be happy?”
On March 9, 1994, the first preview of the new Disney musical Beauty and the Beast took place at the Palace Theatre, moving from its previous location of Houston, Texas. This was Disney’s first foray into the world of Broadway, and cost between 12 and 20 million to produce. The show would run in previews until its official opening date at the Palace Theatre on April 18.