You thought it was over. You no longer had to listen to cellphone videos of your coworker’s kid singing an off-key rendition of “Let It Go,” the beloved song from the Disney animated musical “Frozen,” while your colleague squealed, “Isn’t she so cute? I love that song!”
No one is letting anything go because now we have an official opening date for “Frozen” on Broadway.
When does Frozen on Broadway open?
Fans of the two-time Oscar-winning movie (or parents, aunts and uncles of “Frozen” fans) will have the chance to check out “Frozen” on Broadway when the show begins preview performances on Feb. 22, 2018 at the St. James Theatre. The curtain officially rises on all the Disney magic at the show’s official opening night, March 22.
The freezing temps in February should get you in the spirit to see Caissie Levy as Elsa, Patti Murin as Anna, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, with Jelani Alladin playing Kristoff and John Riddle as Hans. Michael Grandage, who won a Tony Award in 2010 for his direction of “Red,” will helm the show, with set and costume design by Christopher Oram and choreography by Rob Ashford.
In addition to the smash-success soundtrack and Oscar-winning hit “Let It Go,” “Frozen” on Broadway will include new songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who wrote the movie’s songs.
When can I buy tickets to Frozen — The Musical?
Tickets for “Frozen” on Broadway are available online or by calling the Disney Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717. They are expected to go quickly, so if you want to see Arendelle brought to life, don’t let this chance go!
If you happen to live near Denver, the Broadway-bound show recently opened at the Buell Theatre and will run there until Oct. 1. Tickets start as low as $30 for the preview in Colorado.
Get a sneak peek at Frozen – The Musical
Don’t expect a regurgitation of the movie.
Grandage told Entertainment Weekly:
“I’m not particularly interested in slavishly replicating a movie onstage, because it won’t challenge anybody. We’ve got so many assets at our disposal where we can take that whole experience further. We can present things in new ways. We’ve got a bigger narrative arc. We’ve got more songs than the movie, and an opportunity to develop storylines in greater depth. But the thing we can do most of all is have real, live, breathing, beating hearts in front of people in the dark. I needed a cast where it wasn’t just going to be people who brilliantly pumped out some famous numbers, because I knew we had a bigger book and a bigger arc to explore and, in places, a really highly emotional journey.”