The stage adaptation of Disney’s Frozen has set the date for its opening night on Broadway. The new musical, which is currently playing an out-of-town engagement in Denver, Colorado, will officially open March 22, 2018.
As recently announced, preview performances will begin February 22 at the St. James Theatre, which is currently undergoing renovations before the musical arrives in New York.
Under the direction of Tony winner Michael Grandage, the cast is led by Caissie Levy and Patti Murin as Elsa and Anna, respectively. Among those joining them are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, John Riddle as Hans, Robert Creighton as Weselton, Kevin Del Aguila as Oaken, Timothy Hughes as Pabbie, and Greg Hildreth as Olaf.
The musical marks the first adaptation of the 2013 hit film to expand upon the original story. Oscar-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have written roughly a dozen new songs to accompany the film’s well-known hits. The movie’s co-director and screenwriter, Jennifer Lee, also returned to pen the book.
Frozen began performances August 17 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, where it is scheduled to run through October 1.