Words by Léna Fontaine
The Broadway production of Disney’s Frozen will not reopen at the St James Theatre after the pandemic. Which means the show have played its final performance on March 11, after 26 previews and 825 performances.
In a statement, Thomas Schumacher, President of Disney Theatrical Productions said :
“The extraordinary contribution of Broadway’s original company plus those who have joined more recently cannot be overstated,”
“Frozen, like all shows, is wholly dependent on those who create and perform them but this was an uncommonly close and talented group and they’ll be missed. Finally, I have to acknowledge our incredible audiences; night after night, the fans showed us how much they loved this show and we look forward to seeing them at Frozen around the world.”
Nevertheless, Disney Theatrical Productions intends to go on with Frozen’s national tour when they’re able to do so and with international productions inclusing West End, Australia, Japan and Germary. The international staging will be able to use element from the now-closed Broadway production in order to reduce cost and waste.
Frozen is the third Broadway show to announce that it’ll not reopen its door at the end of the pandemic, after Hangmen and the revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
When it opened in March 2018, the production, based on the disney movie, was led by Caissie Levy and Patti Murin. Back in Fevruary 2020, Ciara Renée and McKenzie Kurtz took over the royal roles of the princesses of Arendelle.