The Broadway Disney musical, directed by Michael Grandage, has been confirmed for 2020 at the West End.
The show is an adaption of Disney’s mega animated fantasy hit Frozen (2013) and is set to reopen the Theatre Royal Drury Lane which is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment.
The production has been running on Broadway for over a year and has been nominated for three Tony awards including one for Best Musical. It features 12 new songs and will be directed by Michael Grandage, who said bringing Frozen to the stage has been “a gloriously happy journey”. The play is written by Jennifer Lee with set and costume design by Rob Ashford – the full cast yet to be announced.
The play features music and lyrics by married couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who have stated “The power of Frozen comes from the story of two strong, very real women saving their world by leaning in to their deep love for one another. Expanding this story has been an absolute joy. We went deeper and discovered several song moments that enrich the story in a new emotional and theatrical way.”
A sequel to the 2013 Frozen film is in the works and is due to be released in winter later this year.