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Frozen's New Stars Take Their First Bows on Broadway

Ryann Redmond officially became ”Frozen”’s first female Olaf last night at the St. James Theatre.

Broadway welcomed a trio of new actors to Arendelle last night as Joe Carroll, Noah J. Ricketts, and Ryann Redmond took their opening-night bows in Frozen at the St. James Theatre.

Joe Carroll takes his first bow as Hans in Frozen on Broadway.
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Carroll, previously seen on Broadway in Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella and Bandstand (and in an episode of TM's Broadway First Dates), joins the cast as Hans alongside Ricketts (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) who takes on the role of Kristoff, and Ryann Redmond (Escape to Margaritaville, Bring It On The Musical), who becomes Frozen's first-ever female Olaf.

Noah J. Ricketts becomes Frozen's newest Kristoff and takes his curtain call alongside Sven the reindeer.
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The current Broadway company also features original stars Caissie Levy and Patti Murin as Elsa and Anna, as well as Robert Creighton (Weselton), Kevin Del Aguila (Oaken), Timothy Hughes (Pabbie), and Andrew Pirozzi and Adam Jepsen sharing the role of Sven.

Ryann Redmond celebrates her first performance as Olaf at the St. James Theatre.
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Based on the hit 2013 animated film, Frozen features music and lyrics by the creators of the film score, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and a book by Jennifer Lee, the film's screenwriter and codirector. Michael Grandage directs, with choreography by Rob Ashford.

The cast of Disney's Frozen takes a company bow.
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