VIDEO: Angela Lansbury revives ‘Beauty and the Beast’ role in NY

In 1984, "Murder, She Wrote," starring Angela Lansbury, premiered on CBS.


NEW YORK (AP) – For one night only, Angela Lansbury served audiences a live performance as Mrs. Potts.

The actress revived her beloved character from the Disney animated musical ”

Belle and The Beast from movie "Beauty & The Beast", photo (Source: AP Images)
Belle and The Beast from movie “Beauty & The Beast”, photo
(Source: AP Images)

Beauty and the Beast” during a 25th anniversary screening Sunday at Lincoln Center in New York.

In videos of the event posted online , Lansbury sang the musical’s title track and sweetly capped off the performance with a few lines from the film: “Run along and get in the cupboard, Chip. It’s time you was in bed. Night, night.”

Lansbury was accompanied by “Beauty and the Beast” composer Alan Menken on the piano for the spontaneous post-screening performance.

Other voice actors in attendance at the event included Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson and Richard White, who respectively played Belle, Beast and Gaston in the 1991 film.

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