- “Love is a force of nature.”
The musical was announced on January 13, 2014 by Walt Disney Company chairman, Bob Iger, and Disney Theatrical Productions. The show held its pre-Broadway engagement at the Buell Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts from August 17 to October 1, 2017. It will begin previews on Broadway at the St. James Theatre on February 22, 2018 and open on, March 22, 2018.
The story follows the tale of two estranged sisters, Princess Anna and Princess Elsa, who was born with the power of ice and snow. After losing control of her abilities, Elsa inadvertently sets off an eternal winter that consumes her kingdom. It is then up to Anna to traverse the snowy mountains to find her sister and return her home.
It was confirmed on July 23, 2015, that the songwriting team from the original film, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, will return to write new songs for the production. Over a dozen new song had been conceptualized by the show's first run in Denver. Among other returning members of the film include composer Christophe Beck, and co-director/screenwriter Jennifer Lee, who will return to write the book.
The production team saw the show as an opportunity to delve deeper into the characters, their backstories and their motivations. Because of this, a few of the film's action scenes were omitted, with the time being used to focus on the struggle of the characters. The show runs about twenty minutes longer than the length of the film.
Original casts of notable productions.
|Production||Anna||Elsa||Kristoff||Hans||Olaf||Weselton||Oaken||Pabbie||Sven||King Agnarr||Queen Iduna||Bulda||Young Anna||Young Elsa|
| Original 2017|
|Patti Murin||Caissie Levy||Jelani Alladin||John Riddle||Greg Hildreth||Robert Creighton||Kevin Del Aguila||Timothy Hughes||Andrew Pirozzi||James Brown III||Ann Sanders||Olivia Phillip||Audrey Bennett, Mattea Conforti||Brooklyn Nelson, Ayla Schwartz|
Variations from the 2013 film
- Marshmallow, the rock trolls and the wolves are all omitted from the show. For Marshmallow and the wolves, the production team opted for more psychological drama, and less physical, and therefore removed their receptive set pieces and, by extension, their characters. The trolls, meanwhile, have been replaced by a group of creatures known as the hidden folk, whom are drawn from Scandinavian folklore. The role of the hidden folk is more mystical, and less cute, when compared to the rock trolls.
- While the film opened with a group of ice harvesters singing "Frozen Heart" around a frozen lake, the stage show opens in a verdant landscape, with the hidden folk chanting in Norwegian.
Original Denver musical numbers
- "Vuelie" - Company
- "Anna and Elsa" - Young Anna, Young Elsa, Townspeople
- "A Little Bit of You" - Young Elsa, Young Anna
- "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?" - Young Anna
- "For the First Time in Forever" - Anna, Elsa, Townspeople
- "Hans of the Southern Isles" - Hans
- "Dangerous to Dream" - Elsa, Townspeople
- "Love is an Open Door" - Anna, Hans
- "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People" - Kristoff
- "What Do You Know About Love?" - Anna, Kristoff
- "In Summer" - Olaf
- "Hans of the Southern Isles (Reprise)" - Hans, Weselton, Townspeople
- "Let It Go" - Elsa
- "Hygge" - Oaken, Kristoff, Anna, Olaf
- "For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)" - Anna, Elsa
- "When Everything Falls Apart" - Olaf, Kristoff, Anna
- "Fixer Upper" - Bulda, Olaf, Hidden Folk
- "Kristoff Lullaby" - Kristoff
- "Monster" - Elsa, Hans, Volunteer
- "Hans of the Southern Isles (Reprise 2)" - Hans
- "True Love" - Anna
- "Colder by the Minute" - Pabbie, Anna, Kristoff, Elsa, Hans, Townspeople
- "Vuelie (Love Thaws)" - Townspeople
- "Resolution" - Company
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gerard, Jeremy (April 17, 2017). "‘Frozen’ Broadway Musical Sets Its Cast; Rob Ashford Aboard In Choreographer Shuffle". (Article) Deadline.
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- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Frozen the musical on Broadway tickets now on sale". ABC7 (August 14, 2017).
- ↑ Aladdin sets dates at London's Prince Edward Theatre
- ↑ Here's the latest on the Broadway adaptation of Disney's Frozen
- ↑ Valerio, Britt (June 16, 2017). "MEET THE COMPLETE CAST AND CREW OF BROADWAY’S FROZEN". (Article) Oh My Disney.