Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and AIDA are showcased in a lavish volume of dazzling costumes and set design, creator commentary, and simply spectacular production photography in Disney on Broadway. Discover the secrets behind the special effects of Beauty and the Beast, which are revealed in vivid detail. Witness how director Julie Taymor and her codesigners developed the mechanics of The Lion King with its stylized imagery and distinctive puppetry. And follow the long and sometimes bumpy road from the concept of AIDA to the glamorous realization of this innovative musical, through rounds of revisions to its grand opening in New York's famed Palace Theatre. Michael Lassell is an award-winning author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, whose work has appeared in scores of newspapers, magazines, literary journals, and anthologies.Lassell, Michael is the author of 'Disney on Broadway', published 0014 under ISBN 9780786853816 and ISBN 0786853816.