Did you have a chance to see Disney’s Frozen the musical on Broadway? If so, count yourself lucky!
Much speculation has surrounded what will and will not reopen once life begins returning to some semblance of normalcy. The aftermath of the Pandemic could very well have long lasting effects, particularly in the entertainment industry.
On March 12th, Broadway closed down for an indefinite period of time. This is the longest Broadway has been closed since the Revolutionary War in 1775.
While there is no firm date on when Broadway will officially be able to safely reopen, there are plenty of speculations and hopes ranging from September of 2020 to sometime in 2021 and beyond. Much hinges on how New York recovers from the Pandemic.
It is hard for Broadway to plan for how to continue, since it would be very difficult to maintain social distance among cast and crew members. Protecting both audience members and cast and crew members are chief concerns.
There are no official dates for shows to resume their runs on Broadway. However, several shows will not be surviving the Pandemic and have announced permanent closures.
Disney’s Frozen the Musical
Disney Broadway has not been unaffected by Covid 19. In fact, last week, it announced that it’s newest offering Frozen will not reopen with Broadway.
Frozen became the first musical and the third Broadway show to announce permanent closure. The others are Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf and Hangmen.
Frozen, which is based on the popular Disney film, opened in 2018, and there were high hopes for its popularity to match that of Disney’s other two Broadway productions Aladdin and the Lion King. Unfortunately, it’s time was cut short.
Disney’s Broadway webpage posted an announcement regarding the status of the show. “Frozen played its last Broadway performance on 3/11/20” (Disney Frozen 2020).
Patrons with unused tickets can visit the website for refund information. Or, you can click here to visit the page.
Disney’s Frozen Instagram account posted a message of its own. The goodbye certainly pulls at the heartstrings of fans, particularly ticket holders who will never get to see the show on Broadway.
The message in the caption says it all. It states, “We are heartbroken to announce that Frozen will not reopen once Broadway returns. Thank you for the love and passion and magic we’ve shared together during our incredible 851 performances at the St. James Theatre. Some people are worth melting for, and today our hearts melt with you” (@FrozenBroadway 2020).
The Instagram account also posted a farewell video. Check it out below!
Although Broadway has had to let Frozen Go, there is still hope for the show’s tour. @FrozenBroadway states, “We look forward to seeing you on tour in North America and in Sydney, London, Hamburg and Tokyo sometime soon” (2020).
It is possible that the show will go on tour at some point in the future. In the meantime, you can watch some of Frozen’s cast members in a special performance with other Disney Broadway stars from their homes by clicking here.
So far, there are no updates on Disney’s other shows Aladdin or The Lion King. However, the KTP Writer’s team will keep you informed should news arise.
We here at the KtP Crew hope you are doing well during this time. Did you have a cnahce to see Frozen on Broadway? Let us know on the KennythePirate Facebook page. Don’t forget to join the KtP crew page too!