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List of Alan Menken plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Alan Menken, playwright. This Alan Menken plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Alan Menken characters. This list of plays by Alan Menken is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. List features Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors and more. What plays did Alan Menken write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Alan Menken and can help you decide, "What are the best Alan Menken plays?" (5 items)
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Alan Menken Plays List
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Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book by Linda Woolverton. Based on the 1991 film of the same name, which was in turn adapted from the French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a prince who is transformed into a hideous beast as punishment for his cruel and selfish ways, and an adventurous young woman named Belle whom he imprisons in his castle. In order to become human again, the Beast must earn Belle's love before it's too late. Seven new songs were written for the stage musical. Beauty ran on Broadway for 5,461 performances between 1994 and 2007, becoming ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Alan Menken , Linda Woolverton , Howard Ashman , Tim Rice

Characters: Belle, Gaston, Beast, Babette, Wardrobe, + more

Also Ranked

#23 on The Greatest Musicals Ever Performed on Broadway, Ranked

#16 on The Best Tony Award Winning Musicals

#2 on The Best Musicals Based on Movies

#5 on The Best Broadway Musicals of the 90s

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Weird Romance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Alan Menken Plays List
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Weird Romance


Weird Romance is a play by Alan Brennert. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Alan Menken

King David is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Alan Menken Plays List
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King David


King David is a musical, sometimes described as a modern oratorio, with a book and lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Alan Menken. The musical is based on Biblical tales from the Books of Samuel and 1 Chronicles, as well as text from David's Psalms. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Alan Menken , Tim Rice

Also Ranked

#21 on The Very Best Sung-Through Musicals

Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Alan Menken Plays List
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Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour". The musical premiered Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 before moving to the Orpheum Theatre Off-Broadway, where it had a five-year run. It later received numerous ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Alan Menken , Howard Ashman

Characters: Orin Scrivello, DDS, Seymour Krelborn, Audrey II, Crystal, + more

Also Ranked

#1 on The Greatest Musicals That Started Off-Broadway

#10 on The Best Musicals Based on Movies

#5 on The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1980s

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