Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that, unfortunately, the Broadway production of Frozen will not resume performances whenever Broadway reopens. The producers cite the industry-wide shutdown and resulting economic fallout as the reason for the show’s closure.
Frozen began its Broadway previews at the St. James Theatre on February 22, 2018, with an official opening on March 22, 2018. The production played approximately 850 performances in its two year Broadway run. The musical earned a 2018 Tony Nomination for Best Musical.
Prior to Broadway’s closure, the cast featured McKenzie Kurtz (Anna), Ciara Renée (Elsa), Ryan McCartan (Hans), Ryann Redmond (Olaf), and Noah J. Ricketts (Kristoff), among others.
Frozen is a stage adaptation of the hit 2013 film of the same name, and is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale The Snow Queen. Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez won an Academy Award for the song “Let it Go,” one of the handful of songs they crafted for the film. For the Broadway stage production, the duo augmented their score with additional songs. Jennifer Lee, who wrote and directed the film, adapted her screenplay for the stage. Michael Grandage directed the show and Rob Ashford provided the choreography.
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