The Broadway bound stage adaptation of the Disney animated musical Frozen has announced a complete cast.
Andrew Pirozzi will play Sven, Kevin Del Aguila as Oaken, Timothy Hughes as Pabbie, with Audrey Bennett and Mattea Conforti sharing the role of Young Anna, and Brooklyn Nelson and Ayla Schwartz trading off the role of Young Elsa. They join the previously announced Caissie Levy as Elsa, Patti Murin as Anna, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, John Riddle as Hans, and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton.
Frozen will also feature a large ensemble including Alicia Albright, Tracee Beazer, Wendi Bergamini, Ashley Blanchet, James Brown III, Claire Camp, Lauren Nicole Chapman, Spencer Clark, Jeremy Davis, Kali Grinder, Ashley Elizabeth Hale, Zach Hess, Donald Jones, Jr., Nina Lafarga, Ross Lekites, Austin Lesch, Synthia Link, Travis Patton, Adam Perry, Jeff Pew, Olivia Phillip, Noah J. Ricketts, Ann Sanders, Jacob Smith, and Nicholas Ward. Alyssa Fox will standby for Elsa and Aisha Jackson for the role of Anna.
Featuring a score by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and a book by Jennifer Lee, Frozen is scheduled to make its Broadway premiere at the St. James Theatre in the Spring of 2018. Michael Grandage is attached as the director of the production that will have an out-of-town tryout at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Choreography will be provided by Rob Ashford, orchestrations Dave Metzger, costumes and sets by Christopher Oram, and lighting by Natasha Katz. Peter Hylenski will serve as the production’s sound designer, Michael Curry will provide puppet designs, and Finn Ross is onboard as video designer.
Frozen will be adapted from the 2013 animated film by Walt Disney Studios, itself based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale The Snow Queen. The production will carry over the Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez score, including the Oscar-winning “Let it Go.” The film featured the voice talents of Broadway superstars Idina Menzel (Wicked, If/Then) and Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, Hamilton), as well as Kristen Bell (TV’s Veronica Mars, Broadway’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) and Santino Fontana (Cinderella, Act One).
Tickets for the Broadway production of Frozen will go on sale later this year. More information is forthcoming.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
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