Frozen in New York Details
Coming off the international success of the animated film of the same name, Frozen is the inspiring story of two sisters, magical powers Elsa can’t control, and the power of true love to save the day. Frozen the musical features music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez who both worked on the original film. In addition to the songs fans know and love from the film, Anderson-Lopez and Lopez have added over a dozen new songs. In addition, the trolls are replaced by creatures drawn from Scandinavian folklore known as the hidden folk, and Kristoff’s childhood in cut from the musical adaptation. Olaf is boisterous and lovable as ever and Sven is his goofy, loyal self. The Duke of Weselton gets a bit of an upgrade from his film version, making him quite a bit more likeable and providing a surprise twist at the end.
Overall, Frozen the musical stays true to the film’s original theme and there is quite a bit that will be familiar to fans, but the musical version of Frozen is packed with plenty of surprises. Frozen debuted at the St. James Theatre in New York in March of 2018 after a tryout run at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO from August 17 through October 1, 2017.
The St, James Theatre in New York is the perfect venue for the magical adventure that is Frozen. Designed by the architectural firm Warren and Wetmore, the St. James Theatre in New York seats over 1,700 people and is one of the largest Broadway theatres. Built in 1927, the building features a simple brick façade and an ornate auditorium with two large balconies. The theatre has played host to several successful, long-running musicals including The King and I, The Producers and Oklahoma! In 2017 the theatre was renovated to increase the stage size by ten feet to accommodate the much-anticipated run of the Disney musical Frozen. The St. James Theatre has also served as a filming location for productions of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Birdman, and Smash.
Frozen was nominated for several awards its first year on Broadway, winning the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Puppet Design (2018). With the national tour set to begin late in 2019, Frozen is expected to earn more nominations and awards, much like the successful animated film the musical is based on.
How much does it cost to see Frozen in New York?
Tickets to see Frozen in New York are around $147 per person.
Frozen in New York dates
Frozen opened in March of 2018 and is set to close November 24, 2019. As with many popular shows, this run may be extended so be sure to check back often for updates. Days and times vary, but Frozen typically shows Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 8p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.