In 1983 Broadway fans were riveted to the sight of legendary lovers Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, reunited on stage in Noel Cowards’ Private Lives at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Manhattan. A quarter of a century later all eyes were on today’s top Tinseltown twosome as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took their seats inside the same elegant edifice alongside four little members of their family who were eagerly waiting for the curtain to rise on a production of The Little Mermaid.
As globetrotting tots Shiloh, Zahara, Pax and Maddox took an imaginary trip under the sea, no doubt Poppa Pitt, a known architecture enthusiast, took a moment to mull over the beauty of the Beaux-Arts venue. Built in 1910, the theater has echoed over the years with applause for a plethora of performers ranging from chorus girls in the Ziegfeld Follies to the theatrical incarnations of Belle and the Beast in the Disney on Broadway version of Beauty and the Beast, which entertained audiences at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for 13 years.
According to The Daily Mail, the children of the Jolie-Pitt clan will soon have ample opportunity to explore other attractions in the Big Apple, as their movie star mother is set to step in front of the camera for the upcoming New York City-based thriller, Salt.