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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
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Animated Film Musical - 1991

Alan's thoughts
The legacy of “Beauty and the Beast” is forever linked with the last days of Howard Ashman. When we started writing our songs Howard’s health issues were something he was keeping secret.

AIDS was a death sentence, both physically and professionally. But, as we worked on our songs, his angst, his anger and his anxiety would create an unbearable writing and demoing process. The smallest issues would become magnified into personal crises. And I didn’t understand why. Then, following our Oscar wins for “The Little Mermaid”, Howard let me in on what was happening and, from that point forward, as heavily as his impending mortality weighed on us, we were united in understanding the road ahead. The score is forever tinged with the idea of undying love and the movie was deepened by the personal drama that was being played out behind the scenes.

Songs
  • Belle
  • Belle (Reprise)
  • Gaston
  • Gaston (Reprise)
  • Be Our Guest
  • Something There
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Mob Song
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Extra Content

Behind the Scenes - Recording and performing

Behind the Scenes - Recording "Be Our Guest"

"Be Our Guest" clip

"Belle" clip