September 19, 2016


Watch Angela Lansbury, 90, Sing 'Beauty and the Beast' in NYC

New York City's Lincoln Center hosted a 25th anniversary screening of Beauty and the Beast on Sunday night, and it quickly turned into a 25th anniversary commemoration of Angela Lansbury's theme song. The 90-year-old Murder, She Wrote actress and three-time Oscar nominee joined composer/Disney god Alan Menken for the above rendition of "Beauty and the Beast." Lansbury was so damn charming she threw in a "run along and get in the cupboard, Chip—time you was in bed. Good night, love." Then she blew a kiss.

Earlier, during a live Q&A alongside fellow Beast cast members Paige O’Hara (Belle), Robby Benson (Beast) and Richard White (Gaston), Lansbury said:

“When I think of the history of this film, and the young children who fell in love with it as little toddlers and grew up and still continue to watch it and tell me about it—it’s so interesting, they will tell me about scenes in the film as if I hadn’t been anywhere near it."

O'Hara also reflected on the time Lansbury recorded "Beauty and the Beast" in a single take after a whole night traveling—"and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house."

In March 2017, Disney will release a live-action remake of the 1991 classic, with Emma Watson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Josh Gad starring. It'll also boast the voices of Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, and, as the Lansbury-pioneered Mrs. Potts, Emma Thompson. And yes, there is a teaser you may watch.