This page was last edited on 24 Januaryat Sherman and Robert B. He died just short of the completion of another Disney phenomenon: He insisted his noticeable weight loss was due to a hernia. But Disneyand particularly Beauty and the Beast, has technically already had its first gay hero — a pioneering spirit whose work resulted in some of the Mouse House's most beloved songs, and whose personal tragedy left a mark on numerous Disney classics. So many people were dying and not being recognized [and] this was an opportunity to say:
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Ashman was aware of that. Herb Magidson " Lullaby of Broadway " Music: Menken debuted on Broadway with a musical theatre adaptation of Beauty and the Beast that opened in and ran for 13 years before closing in Ashman became a driving force during the early years of the Disney Renaissance. Retrieved April 30, Melissa Etheridge " Falling Slowly " Music and lyrics: There they discovered that he was seriously ill.
Retrieved January 16, Ray Gilbert " Buttons and Bows " Music: Event occurs at 2: Tim Rice " Streets of Philadelphia " Music and lyrics: Little Shop of Horrors. It transferred after several months to the Off-Broadway Entermedia Theater, where it ran for an additional six weeks. He had been diagnosed inmidway through the making of The Little Mermaid.