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Beauty and the Beast stage revival/UK tour

Disney Theatricals is currently at work on a production of Beauty and the Beast which will tour the UK and Ireland in May 2021. The tour will launch with a five week run at Curve Leicester. The original creative team (including Alan) from the Broadway production will be joining the revival.

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"Howard" premieres on Disney+

The film follows the captivating life story of Disney Legend and Academy Award®-winning Lyricist Howard Ashman. As a large part of Howard's life, Alan is not only interviewed in the film, but he also composed the original film score for the documentary.

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Alan becomes an EGOT recipient

EGOT, an acronym for the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards, is the designation given to people who have won all four awards. Having won his recent Emmy Award, Alan becomes the 16th person in history to have accomplished this feat.

Alan wins Daytime Emmy

Alan and Glenn Slater (lyrics) have won a Daytime Emmy Award for their song "Waiting in the Wings" from the second season of the Disney Animated TV show "Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure".

Max Steiner Lifetime Achievement Award and Concert Announced

Due to current world events, this event has been postponed. Alan has been named the current award honoree. The award is bestowed by the City of Vienna and named for Austrian composer Max Steiner (who penned the scores of Gone With the Wind, Casablanca and more).

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Alan at piano

Upcoming "A Whole New World of Alan Menken" at Ridgefield Playhouse Connecticut

Currently postponed to a later date this year, come and enjoy Alan performing a solo concert of some of his best-loved tunes, as well as experiencing some a variety of multimedia surprises along the way.

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"Beauty and the Beast" live concert in Japan

Alan just returned from a concert series of the animated "Beauty and the Beast", performed with full orchestra in front of a total audience of 30,000 people, and was joined on stage with Paige O'Hara, the original voice of Belle from the film.

Alan honored with SCL Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) honored Alan with the SCL’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

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Watch THE LITTLE MERMAID Live! on ABC tonight

Live musical performances by a star-studded cast is interwoven into the broadcast of the animated classic.

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Whoopi Goldberg to star in SISTER ACT stage musical

Returning to the role of Deloris Van Cartier for the 2020 London production next spring.

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Second Nation Tour of A BRONX TALE launches

The 2019–2020 North American tour of the Broadway musical A Bronx Tale launches today, featuring American Idol winner Nick Fradiani

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS opens off-Broadway

Jonathan Groff and Tammy Blanchard star in the Michael Mayer-helmed production at the Westside Theatre.

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HERCULES is Critic's Pick

The Public Works/Public Theatre's production of the new stage version of Hercules receives glowing reviews.

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ALADDIN opens worldwide

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Beauty and the Beast

Live-Action Film Musical - 2017

Alan's thoughts
There are so many variables when you do something like this: the script or casting or new songs. It’s a very sensitive and delicate thing to put together a successful musical.

I really credit Bill Condon with being an amazing captain of the ship. For the new songs, we knew we wanted to get more of a sense of time and place for 18th century France, and more texture to Belle and Maurice’s relationship, as well as for the Beast and how the Prince turned so mean. We also had outtake lyrics from Howard Ashman that we didn’t use for the animated because they were a bit edgy. But so funny and so brilliant. And so we were actually able to add many more to the version in the movie. We did the same thing with the Beauty and the Beast at the end of the film, where we had a lost verse of "Beauty and the Beast" which we were able to add.

  • Aria
  • Belle
  • How Does a Moment Last Forever (Music Box)
  • Belle (Reprise)
  • Gaston
  • Be Our Guest
  • Days in the Sun
  • Something There
  • How Does a Moment Last Forever (Montmartre Reprise)
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Evermore
  • The Mob Song
  • Beauty and the Beast (Finale)
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Behind the new songs in the Live-action film

"How Does A Moment Last Forever" performed by Celine Dion