"Between Dreamgirls and the screenplay for Chicago, I think I've been fortunate to be around during an interesting moment in the resurgence of the movie musical. I don't think there are any hard and fast rules to the form, except that hopefully, the songs are good, and they move the story forward," Condon told Vanity Fair last year. "When I first spoke to Disney about doing Beauty and the Beast, they actually weren't sure they were going to do this new version as a musical, and I said, 'With all due respect, I think you're crazy. The songs are too good. You're going to spend all this time making a huge, gorgeous live-action Beauty and the Beast and not do 'Be Our Guest?'"
As Gad gushed to Jenny McCarthy last Wednesday on SiriusXM's Dirty, Sexy, Funny radio show, "The movie's incredible. Anybody who ever loved Beauty and the Beast—which clearly you didn't as a child—is gonna love it. It builds on the legacy of the original and takes it to the next level. I'm excited."