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A Tale of Transformation: Twenty-Five Years of Beauty and the Beast On Stage (Disney Editions Deluxe) (Hardcover)
Celebrating twenty-five years on the stage, Beauty and the Beast was the musical that established Disney as a force on Broadway. The beloved tale at the heart of that success is an ongoing and resonant legend of transformation-from within the story itself, to the way it transformed the medium of Animation, brought Disney to Broadway, lit up the screen in a new live-action film-and continues to change and influence lives worldwide as the most-produced Disney Theatrical title.
Fully illustrated with concept art, costume designs, behind-the-scenes photography, and other rarities and never-before published visuals, along with an erudite text by renowned Disney author historian Jeff Kurtti, the unique and colorful history within A Tale of Transformation: Twenty-Five Years of Beauty and the Beast On Stage also features a dozen guest essays by creative talents and performers who have been a part of, or been deeply influenced by this landmark cultural work.
Readers of A Tale of Transformation: Twenty-Five Years of Beauty and the Beast On Stage will find not only an authoritative backstage look at Beauty and the Beast in its many incarnations, but a joyous celebration of one of the most successful Broadway productions in history.
About the Author
Jeff Kurtti is a leading authority on The Walt Disney Company, its founder, and its history. He is the author of more than twenty books, a writer-director of award-winning documentary content, and a respected public speaker. A Seattle, Washington native, Kurtti worked as a production coordinator on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival, followed by two years as the assistant to the president of the California Institute of the Arts. For several years, he worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, the theme park design division of The Walt Disney Company, and then for the Corporate Special Projects department of Disney. Since 1995, Kurtti has enjoyed a career as an author, writer, and consultant in the motion picture, theatre, and theme park entertainment industries. He was creative director, content consultant, and media producer for The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and a producer of The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story, a critically acclaimed documentary about the famed songwriters.