Deborah Gibson (center) with Beauty And The Beast cast
Original 'American Idol' DEBORAH GIBSON joined in today's 13th Anniversary celebration at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre for Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'S 13th Anniversary. The Disney show will close after 13 years on July 29, and today's event featured many of the performers from the show over the years, including Gibson; GARY BEACH, ANDREA McARDLE, director ROBERT JESS ROTH, lyricist ALAN MENKEN, and LINDA WOOLVERTON. A reception followed at Sardi's where a caricature of the Beast was unveiled. Julianne Cho from The Mayor's Office brought an official proclamation declaring today, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST day.