Disney’s Frozen Names Tony-Winning Director and a Broadway Theatre

News   Disney’s Frozen Names Tony-Winning Director and a Broadway Theatre
Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony-winning scenic designer Christopher Oram have joined the show’s creative team.
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Award-winning director Michael Grandage and scenic designer Christopher Oram—collaborators on the Tony-winning drama Red—have joined the creative team of Disney’s next Broadway musical, Frozen.

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Disney confirmed the news September 27. The announcement comes days after the New York Post reported that the pair were in final negotiations.

Disney also revealed that Frozen will arrive at Broadway’s St. James Theatre in spring 2018. The back wall of the theatre is being expanded in order to house the technically advanced production. The theatre’s current resident, Something Rotten!, will play its final performance January 1, 2017.

In August, Disney announced that it was parting ways with original Frozen director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Moulin Rouge!). Added to the creative team was Christopher Gattelli, the Tony-winning choreographer of Disney’s Newsies.

Previous reports indicated that Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry (who is also tapped to direct the film adaptation of Wicked) was in talks to take up the reins on Frozen.

The Post report stated that Daldry opted to pursue other projects, while original Frozen scenic designer Bob Crowley departed the production amicably.

Frozen will premiere at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August 2017 prior to its Broadway

Casting and detailed Broadway dates are yet to be announced.

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