Sad news for the citizens of Arendelle... In light of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney Theatrical has now confirmed that the Broadway premiere of Frozen will not be returning to Broadway when the current shutdown comes to an end. Therefore, the hit musical officially played its final performance at the St. James Theatre on March 11, 2020, and played a total of 26 previews and 825 regular Broadway performances.Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical...
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UPDATE: This production prematurely closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disney Theatrical's lavish stage adaptation of the two-time Academy Award-winning animated feature film Frozen played the St. James Theatre on Broadway.
With costumes and sets sumptuously designed by Christopher Oram, drawing inspiration from its source material as well as Norwegian folklore, the fictional kingdom of Arendelle is brought to stunning, three-dimensional life on stage. In addition, the movie's screenwriter Jennifer Lee has fleshed out the book for the Broadway musical to delve deeper into the torn relationship of the two lead protagonists, sisters Elsa and Anna, whilst the Oscar-winning, husband-and-wife songwriting duo of Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Lopez offer up more than double the amount of songs as those cherished from the animated classic. New additions such as Elsa's anthemic numbers "Dangerous to Dream" and "Monster," as well as Anna's emotionally stirring climax in "True Love," are moving, theatrical alternatives to the infectiously upbeat familiarity of "Love is an Open Door" and "Fixer Upper". And "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" seems to take on a new level of poignancy on stage. Of course, the show-stealing transformation sequence during Elsa's "Let It Go" number at the end of Act I promises the Disney magic Broadway audiences have grown accustomed to over the years and now demand. Kudos to Finn Ross' video design and Jeremy Chernick's special effects, who spectacularly aid the birth of the Snow Queen and her ice palace under the gaze of the mesmerizing aurora borealis.
Disney's Frozen - an icy masterpiece of theatricality - is sure to remain one of the hottest tickets in town for a long time to come, so book yours today and experience the winter wonderland of Arendelle come alive on stage in this epic musical for theatregoers of all ages!
(Photos by Mary Ellen Matthews / Deen van Meer)
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen, the musical tells the story of fearless princess Anna who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer, and a naive snowman to find her estranged sister Elsa, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
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2hr 15min (incl. intermission)
February 22nd, 2018
May 14th, 2020
February 22nd, 2018
St. James Theatre
Cast and creative
By: Book by Jennifer Lee, with Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Director: Michael Grandage
Producer: Disney Theatrical Productions
Cast list: Ciara Renée (as Elsa), McKenzie Kurtz (as Anna), Noah J. Ricketts (as Kristoff), Ryann Redmond (as Olaf), Ryan McCartan (as Hans), Robert Creighton (as Duke of Weselton), Kevin Del Aguila (as Oaken), Donald Jones, Jr. (as Pabbie), Andrew Pirozzi / Adam Jepsen (as Sven), Fiona Morgan Quinn / Charlie Tassone (as Young Anna), and Anna Rae Haller / Suri Marrero (as Young Elsa)
Design: Christopher Oram
Lighting: Natasha Katz
Costume: Christopher Oram
Choreography: Rob Ashford
Sound: Peter Hylenski
Other info: Music Supervision and Vocal & Incidental Arrangements by Stephen Oremus, Orchestrations by Dave Metzger, Music Consultation by Chris Montan, Music Direction by Brian Usifer, Video
Design: by Finn Ross, Puppet
Design: by Michael Curry, Hair
Design: by David Brian Brown, Makeup
Design: by Anne Ford-Coates, and Special Effects
Design: by Jeremy Chernick
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As we sadly now have to learn to let go of Disney's Frozen on Broadway, a casualty of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we're dedicating today's #QuaranTune to the hard-working cast and crew of the hit musical who will no longer be returning to Arendelle at the St James Theatre."Let It Go" is simply a global phenomenon, written by the husband-and-wife team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Originally performed by Tony Award winner Idina Menzel for the 2013 smash hit animated classic, the...
"For the First Time in Forever" the hit Disney musical Frozen welcomes new principal members to the Broadway company tonight.Ciara Renée assumes the role of Elsa, taking over from original cast member Caissie Levy. Renée recently starred Off-Broadway as Mariana in MCC Theater's world premiere musical The Wrong Man. Her previous Broadway credits include the roles of The Witch in Big Fish in 2013 and The Leading Player in Pippin in 2014. She also originated the role of Esmeralda in The Hunchback...
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