Frozen Announces Date for First Broadway Performance
Caissie Levy and Patti Murin are set to star in the stage adaptation.
Disney's new Broadway musical adaptation of Frozen has announced that it will begin performances at the St. James Theatre on February 22, with an opening night slated for mid-March. The production is currently in rehearsals for its pre-Broadway run at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, where performances run in the Buell Theatre August 17-October 1.
Frozen stars Caissie Levy (Elsa), Patti Murin (Anna), Jelani Alladin (Kristoff), Greg Hildreth (Olaf), John Riddle (Hans), and Robert Creighton (Duke of Weselton). Joining them in the principal cast will be Kevin Del Aguila (Oaken), Timothy Hughes (Pabbie), Andrew Pirozzi (Sven), Audrey Bennett (Young Anna), Mattea Conforti (Young Anna), Brooklyn Nelson (Young Elsa), Ayla Schwartz (Young Elsa), Alyssa Fox (Elsa standby), and Aisha Jackson (Anna standby).
Based on the hit 2013 animated film, Frozen features music and lyrics by the creators of the film score, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit) and EGOT winner Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon), and a book by Jennifer Lee (Zootopia), the film's screenwriter and director (with Chris Buck). Tony winner Michael Grandage (Red) directs, with choreography by Tony winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie).
The design team for Frozen includes scenic and costume design by Tony and Olivier Award winner Christopher Oram, lighting design by six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, sound design by four-time Tony nominee Peter Hylenski, video design by Tony winner 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.
Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus is music supervisor and creates vocal, incidental, and dance arrangements. He is joined on the music team by Dave Metzger (orchestrations), Chris Montan (music consultant), and Brian Usifer (music director).