Frozen, Disney’s latest Broadway musical has earned a handful of Tony nominations, and many sold out performances. Theater observers will not be surprised to learn Disney Theatrical will take the show on the road on a North American tour. The tour will launch in the fall of 2019, previewing in Schenectady, NY prior to an official opening at The Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles. The full tour itinerary will be announced at a later date.
Frozen has quickly emerged as the biggest musical hit of the current Broadway season, smashing two long-standing St James Theatre house records since opening in March. In addition to Tony nominations for Best Score, Best Book and Best Musical, Frozen also received a Best Musical nomination from the Drama League and Best Musical and Best Score nods among its four Outer Critics Circle nominations.
The pedigreed original creative team – including the Academy Award-winning writing trio of composer/lyricists Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and book writer Jennifer Lee, along with Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage, Tony-winning choreographer Rob Ashford, Tony-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram, Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Tony-nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski, Tony-winning video designer Finn Ross, Drama Desk Award-nominated puppet designer Michael Curry and Tony-winning music supervisor Stephen Oremus – will again collaborate to bring the tour to vivid life.
Casting will be announced next year.
This new Frozen will join North American tours of The Lion King and Aladdin currently crisscrossing the continent.
(Photo credit: Deen van Meer for Disney Theatrical.)