“Denver was magical. We’re really excited to unveil what we’ve come up with,” Cassie Levy tells ET about the move to Broadway in the spring. The highly anticipated spectacle, with music and lyrics by the creators of the hit film score Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT-winner Robert Lopez and a book by Jennifer Lee, is an expanded story about the two princesses. ”We’re [treating] this like a new piece of theater,” explains Murin. “This is what we’re doing and that’s how we’re going to approach it.”
Frozen will join Disney Theatrical hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway, when it begins previews on Feb. 22, 2018 at the St. James Theatre. The show officially opens Mar. 22. Just like those shows, this production has been aged up and deepened for the stage, its director Michael Grandage reveals. “They’re not trying to recreate the film on stage. We’re really making it its own entity,” Levy adds. “So for that reason we are able to have a little more freedom and kind of go deeper with the characters.”
“The story comes from a very personal, emotional place of what happens when a family is dealing with secrecy and shame and how you heal that,” Lopez previously told ET.