With music by legendary composer Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Timm Rice, Beauty and The Beast was one of Broadway's most successful musicals to date. The book, written by Linda Woolverton, is based on the 1991 Disney Film of the same name. Beauty and the Beast ran on Broadway for 5,464 performances between 1994 and 2007, and has grossed more than $1.4 billion worldwide. Since the show's rights became available to regional musical societies, the Tony Award winning production has gained even more popularity through performing groups around the country. Both Disney fans and theater goers alike seek Beauty and The Beast tickets for a truly enchanting theatrical experience.