Howard Ashman and Paige O’Hara in a recording session for ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ (Photo courtesy of Disney+)
Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind the classic music in Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid was already a Disney legend when his life was tragically cut short by AIDS. Don Hahn’s new documentary, Howard, brings him into focus.
92Y presents director Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast) along with Alan Menken, Paige O’Hara, Jodi Benson, Bill Lauch, and Sarah Gillespie in conversation with Vanity Fair’s Joanna Robinson about the life and creative force of a man who helped make some of the most beloved family musicals of all time.
Covering his formative years in New York and his creation of other musicals like Little Shop of Horrors, don’t miss this candid conversation with some of Ashman’s closest collaborators and friends as they share insight and personal stories about his singular genius.
6 p.m. ET
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