Madeline and the Birthday Gift is a Musical with three Acts and Music and Lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman and additional Songs written by John Williams, Andy Street, Joe Raposo and Danny Elfman. The Book is written by D.B. Sweeney, Brittany Byrnes, Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Tony Geiss, Judy Freudberg, Tim Rice, Howard Ashman, Harvey Fierstein, Robin Williams, Richard Hunt, Jerry Nelson, Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tommy Tune, Matt Groening, Judy Rothman Rofe, Rowby Goren, Bill Canterbury, Ned Goldreyer, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Jeff Martin, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Matt Warburton, Marc Wilmore, Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, Bud Luckey, Jay Kogen, Wallace Wolodarsky, Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joey Mazzarino, Kevin Clash, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Brian Scully, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Shelley Zellman, Steve Whitmire and Jon Vitti, the Show was directed by D.B. Sweeney, Tim Burton, Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Jim Henson and Tommy Tune and produced by Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, John Lasseter, Robert Lopez, Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz, D.B. Sweeney, Judy Rothman Rofe, John Williams, Wes Archer, Rob Oliver, Larry Wilmore, Patric Verrone, Saul Cooper, Rich Moore, Riley Kathryn Ellis, Rob LaZebnik, Mimi Pond, Andy Heyward, Tom Grammill and Max Pross, David Silverman, Mark Kirkland, Pancho Kohner, Robby London, Jim Reardon, Tim Rice and Jeff Marx, based on the Book of the same name by Ludwig Bemelmans.
The Musical's original Broadway Production opened on August 24, 1996 at the Nederlander Theatre and won all fourteen Tony Awards including Best Musical. It's now Broadway's twelfth Longest-running Musical Show in history.