On March 22, 2018, the new Broadway musical Frozen opened at New York’s historic St. James Theatre and became an instant hit. Frozen has been in the top 10 best-selling shows every week since its opening! It has also set four St. James Theatre house records in less than a year along with grossing more than any new Broadway musical since Hamilton. To celebrate, the musical’s incredible first year, Disney Theatrical Productions announced it’s worldwide expansion plans for Frozen. The plans include productions in Australia, London, and Germany.
“Jennifer Lee, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez have crafted a gorgeous stage musical and we’re so grateful that Broadway has taken it to its heart,” said Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. “That’s why every production will be handmade, with our brilliant director Michael Grandage and original creators working alongside the local teams to create the very best Frozen for each particular audience. We cannot wait to begin.” –The Walt Disney Company
The first international productions of Frozen will premiere in Sydney, Australia at the Capitol Theatre, July 2020. The musical will be in the West End in London, England in the fall of 2020, with the reopening of Theatre Royal Drury Lane after a 20-month refurbishment. A new production will be mounted in Hamburg, Germany in 2021. There is already a North American tour set to launch this fall, beginning at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, on December 4, 2019.
Frozen on Broadway is the musical based on the 2013 animated Oscar®-winning film, with a book by Jennifer Lee, the film’s screenwriter and director; and music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (who created the Academy Award®-winning song, “Let It Go.”) Frozen is directed by Tony® and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage, and choreographed by Rob Ashford, Tony Award winner.
“Frozen, which is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, boasts an acclaimed creative team that includes two-time Tony- and Olivier Award-winning costume designer Christopher Oram (Wolf Hall Parts 1 & 2, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Evita), Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz (Aladdin, Hello Dolly!, Springsteen on Broadway), Tony-nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski (Moulin Rouge!, Beetlejuice), Tony-winning video designer Finn Ross (Mean Girls, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), puppet designer Michael Curry (The Lion King, Beetlejuice); hair designer David Brian Brown (Kiss Me, Kate; War Paint), makeup designer Anne Ford-Coates (On Your Feet!, On the Twentieth Century), and special effects designer Jeremy Chernick (Aladdin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). Tony Award-winning music supervisor Stephen Oremus (Avenue Q, Wicked, The Book of Mormon) leads the music team, joined by Tony nominee Dave Metzger (orchestrations), Chris Montan (executive music producer), David Chase (additional dance arrangements) and Brian Usifer ( music director).” –The Walt Disney Company
To learn more about Frozen on Broadway, visit here.
Photo courtesy of The Walt Disney Company.
If you can’t make it to see Frozen on Broadway, there’s a smaller production of it at Disney California Adventure Park in the Hyperion Theater. The production is fantastic and worth cutting time out of your park day to see it! If you want to head to the Disneyland Resort to see it, fill out my form below, so we can start planning your magical vacation!
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