Previews start February 22, 2018
Running Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
You’re invited to discover that love is a force of nature… at Disney’s new musical, FROZEN. For the first time, FROZEN comes to life on Broadway, re-imagined for the stage in a new production by an award-winning team. FROZEN has music and lyrics by Academy Award® winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Tony Award® and Oscar winner Robert Lopez, with a book by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee. The sound design is by Tony nominee Peter Hylenski, with video design by Tony winner Finn Ross. The scenic and costume designs are by Tony winner Christopher Oram, the lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz, music supervision and arrangements are by Tony winner Stephen Oremus, the choreography is by Tony winner Rob Ashford, and directing is Tony winner Michael Grandage. This is the timeless tale of two sisters, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know how to find it. The show’s expanded score features twice as many songs as the original film. The husband-and-wife composing team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez has created some wonderfully moving, surprising and hilarious new songs, in addition to all your favorites from the film.
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St. James Theatre
246 W 44th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)
CAISSIE LEVY - Elsa
Broadway: Fantine in the 2014 revival of Les Misérables; Molly in Ghost (and West End/cast album); Sheila in the 2009 revival of Hair (and West End/cast album); Elphaba in Wicked (and Los Angeles); Penny in Hairspray (and first national tour/Toronto). Off-Broadway: First Daughter Suite (The Public Theater/cast album); Sara in Murder Ballad; Maureen in Rent (national tour). She has performed solo internationally, including with Sir Rod Stewart in Las Vegas, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and recent Carnegie Hall debut with the NY Pops.
PATTI MURIN – Anna
Patti is still in shock that this is happening right now! Broadway/national tour: Lysistrata Jones (Lysistrata), Wicked (Glinda), Xanadu (Euterpe). Off-Broadway: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Park); Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons); Lady Be Good! (Encores!). Almost Broadway: Nerds (Sally). TV: recurring roles on “Chicago Med” (Dr. Nina Shore), “Royal Pains” (Ava). Proud alum of the Syracuse University Drama department.
JELANI ALLADIN - Kristoff
Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Sweetee (Signature Theatre); Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope (York Theatre). Regional: I and You (TheatreSquared), Choir Boy (Studio Theatre DC, Marin Theatre Company – San Francisco Critics Circle Award, Best Leading Actor in a Play), The History Boys (Palm Beach Dramaworks – Carbonell Award, Best Ensemble), Violet (Clarence Brown), Josephine (Asolo Rep – world premiere). Graduate of the NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway.
GREG HILDRETH - Olaf
Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway: The Robber Bridegroom (Lortel nomination). TV: “The Good Wife” (recurring), “Royal Pains,” “Kings,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Film: Radium Girls; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows; Wall Street II. Education: Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
JOHN RIDDLE - Hans
John Riddle was last seen on Broadway in Kander and Ebb’s The Visit starring Chita Rivera. His other stage credits include Tony in West Side Story (Casa Mañana), Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid (St. Louis MUNY), Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees (PCLO), Evita (first national tour), Little Dancer (Kennedy Center) and My Paris (Long Wharf). Other: The Secret Garden in concert at Lincoln Center, Cincinnati Pops. Last year, John debuted his solo show, Keep It Simple, at Feinstein’s/54 Below. He can be heard on John Kander’s Hidden Treasures from Harbinger Records. CCM grad
KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ and ROBERT LOPEZ - Music and Lyrics
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are the Oscar®– and Grammy®-winning, married songwriting team behind the Disney animated film Frozen. Robert co-conceived and co-wrote the smash hit musicals Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon, both earning him Tony® Awards. Kristen’s show In Transit made history as the first all a cappella musical to run on Broadway, after earning recognition at the Drama Desk, Drama League and Lucille Lortel Awards for its 2010 Off-Broadway run. Together, Lopez and Anderson-Lopez have written for television, film and stage, including Finding Nemo: The Musical; songs for “The Wonder Pets” (two Emmy® Award wins) and the Winnie the Pooh animated film. Their original musical Up Here premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2015. Their upcoming projects include Pixar’s Coco, and Disney’s Gigantic and Frozen 2. Lopez and Anderson-Lopez both serve on the Dramatists Guild Council. Graduates of Yale University and Williams College, respectively, they now reside in Brooklyn with their two daughters.
JENNIFER LEE - Book
Jennifer Lee is the Academy Award®-winning director (along with Chris Buck) and writer of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen, which became the #1 animated film of all time, worldwide. For her work on Frozen, Lee received numerous awards, including a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award, a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. In 2012, her Disney Animation career began as co-writer of the Oscar®-nominated Wreck-It Ralph. In spring 2018, Disney will release the movie version of A Wrinkle in Time for which Lee wrote the screenplay based on Madeleine L’Engle’s book.
MICHAEL GRANDAGE - Director
Michael Grandage is the recipient of Tony®, Olivier, Drama Desk, Evening Standard, British Critics’ Circle and South Bank Awards. His Olivier Award-winning musicals include Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel and Guys and Dolls. Grandage received a Tony Award for Best Direction for Red and Tony nominations for Frost/Nixon and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Grandage served as Artistic Director of London’s Donmar Warehouse for 10 acclaimed seasons before establishing the Michael Grandage Company (MGC) in 2012. As Artistic Director of MGC, he directed Photograph 51, Henry V, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Peter and Alice and the feature film Genius.
ROB ASHFORD – Choreographer
Rob Ashford is a Tony®, Olivier, Emmy, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning director/choreographer. NYC: Macbeth (Park Ave Armory); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Evita (Tony nom); How to Succeed… (Tony noms direction, choreography); Promises, Promises (Tony nom); Cry-Baby (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire Award, Tony nom); Curtains (Tony nom); Wedding Singer (Tony nom); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award Best Choreography). London: Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company – Winter’s Tale (Olivier nom direction), Romeo and Juliet, The Entertainer; Donmar – Anna Christie (Olivier Award), Streetcar Named Desire (Olivier nom), Parade (Olivier noms direction, choreography). Television: “The Sound Of Music Live!” (DGA, Emmy® noms), “Peter Pan Live!” (DGA nom).