Beauty and the Beast was directed by Robert Jess Roth and ran for over 5 000 performances. Beauty and the Beast was the first Broadway show from Disney Theatrical. The musical came out in 1994 and ran for over 10 years, stopping in 2007. It has become Broadway's eighth longest-running show in history. The production has made over $1.4 billion worldwide. This Broadway show, like the three above, won a Tony for Best Costume Design.
Difficulties/Differences translating this film to stage
Costumes - The costume designer created many gown and suits to suit the theme of the Broadway production. The representation of the tea pot, tea cup, candle and clock were very different on stage. The design team decided that the actors would never fully become the object, rather slowly transform into the object, but never fully do. The designers had to create many different costumes to showcase each stage of the transformation. Actors playing servants wore costumes that used wires for support of their heavy outfits.
The actors never fully became the objects but would slowly transform into them.
The Beast - The Beast's costumes used a wire frame to keep his strict shape, as well as hair and makeup. The Beast wears a large animal mask that covers the entity of his face. Towards the end of the production the Beast transforms into a handsome Prince. This is done by the Beast crossing to the back of the stage where two cast members hold up a cloth so the Beast can exit the stage and the Prince can come on.
The Beast wore a large animal mask covering his face, while Belle wore her traditional yellow gown.
Belle - In the Broadway version, Belle has keep her signature look the same yet changed same things. In the opening scenes Belle is wearing a long skirt and a corseted skirt. Belle's costumes link back to the film itself, but mostly link to the musical's set time. In the ending, Belle is wearing a long yellow gown, decorated in red roses. This is very similar to her original dress yet still introduces a new twist.