Frozen Will Arrive On Broadway In Spring 2018
Disney and Broadway just can’t Let It Go. As if Broadway hasn’t seen enough sister power this season, The Great White Way will welcome the infamous Anna and Elsa in 2018 as Disney Theatrical prepares to mount yet another Broadway show just five years after their latest stage hit, the Tony Award nominated Aladdin, flew into New York. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Disney’s Frozen will officially arrive on Broadway in the spring of 2018!
Disney Theatrical Productions has announced Frozen will come to Broadway in Spring 2018 following a pre-Broadway tryout in the Summer of 2017. A city and venue for the pre-Broadway tryout will be announced at a later time. Details for the show’s Broadway bow are also to be determined with casting, a theatre and exact dates not yet confirmed. The show will be directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Pictured Right), who previously worked with Disney to stage it’s Peter And The Starcatcher on Broadway as well. The show will be choreographed by Tony Award winner Peter Darling who has choreographed Matilda and Billy Elliot on Broadway and in London’s West End as well.
Disney made the exciting announcement they have also completed the rest of the creative team for Frozen in addition to Timbers and Darling. The stage production will reunite the movie’s creative team with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Pictured Left) writing music and lyrics for additional original songs as well all their original music from the film. Jennifer Lee, who was screenwriter and co-director of the film, will write the musical’s book for Broadway. As for design elements, the production will feature a scenic and costume design by Bob Crowley, a lighting design by Natasha Katz and a sound design by Peter Hylenski. Stephen Oremus will serve as musical supervisor for the productions.
Frozen will mark the ninth musical and tenth overall production Disney Theatrical has brought to Broadway under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. Under his direction, countless Disney animated movies have made their move from the screen to a life on the stage. Disney began its Broadway adventure with Beauty And The Beast followed by their mega-hit, The Lion King, which is still running on Broadway today close to 20 years after it first bowed. These musicals not only brought a new generation and audience to Broadway but helped push for the cleanup of Times Square in the 1990’s. Other classics Disney has brought to the stage include Tarzan, AIDA, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins and Aladdin, which can currently be seen at Disney’s flagship theatre, The New Amsterdam on 42nd Street (Pictured Above Left in the 1990’s)
Luner Lowdown: Disney will bring their latest hit, Frozen, to the Broadway stage just five years after the film first debuted in movie theaters around the country and smashed box office records. The turnaround is the second quickest after Disney took less than four years to bring The Lion King to Broadway after that film won over audiences at the box office as well. Frozen’s success on-screen was huge for Disney and their largest since their animation department produced The Lion King, Aladdin, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and countless others gems during what many call Disney’s Golden Age in the 1990’s. The film grossed $1.3 billion worldwide and was critically praised. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go”. The movie’s knockout cast included Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, belting out the iconic “Let It Go”, as well as Kristen Bell and Broadway favorites Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff and Santino Fontana.
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated on Disney’s Frozen coming to Broadway in Spring 2018! We’re extremely looking forward to learning more about this production in the coming months and year! We just can’t Let It Go. For more information, visit Frozen on Broadway’s Official Website, Facebook or Twitter. (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!