What’s New: “Beauty” And The “Beaches”

Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award for Fiction for his very fine “The Underground Railroad.” The trailer for the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie set a one-day record for online views (yes, more than the last “Star Wars”): 125 million. A promo for Lifetime’s TV-movie remake of the 1988 weepie “Beaches,” which starred Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, has been released. Its new star, Idina “Let It Go” Menzel, sings “The Glory of Love.” Get out your handkerchiefs. The stage musical adaptation of “Beaches” has yet to find a home in New York.

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