A year ago yesterday we closed our production of Beauty and the Beast. Now, with just a little more than a week left of the Broadway production, there is a great video on broadway.com showing the procedure used to create the Beast's make-up. There is also a bit of interesting time spent on the costumes- did you know the Beast's boots are made of Nike tennis shoes? To see the video, click here. Steve Blanchard, (I saw him in this part) has been playing the Beast for the past eleven of the show's thirteen years. Wow! that's a lot of hairballs!