Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the smash hit Broadway show featuring the Academy Award-winning score from the feature film (music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman) and additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. This eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide in 21 countries. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.