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Disney's Broadway-Bound FROZEN Gets New Director & Creative TeamDisney's Broadway-Bound FROZEN Gets New Director & Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound musical FROZEN has a new creative team in place. Tony winning director Michael Grandage will take the helm of the production, replacing Alex Timbers, who departed the show in August. (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's Live Action Adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME
by Movies News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

After an extensive search, The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that 13-year-old Storm Reid will play the lead role of Meg Murry in the upcoming Disney live action adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A WRINKLE IN TIME. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Patti Murin & Andrew Rannells Sing from FROZEN!STAGE TUBE: Patti Murin & Andrew Rannells Sing from FROZEN!
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2016

Frozen fans may still have to wait years until a stage version of the animated hit takes its first bow on Broadway, but here's a little treat to hold you over. Below, watch as Patti Murin (who played 'Anna' in a recent lab of the show) joins forces with her friend, Andrew Rannells to sing 'Love Is An Open Door.' (more...)

Listen: Kristen Anderson-Lopez Shares Original Verse of 'Snowman' from FROZENListen: Kristen Anderson-Lopez Shares Original Verse of 'Snowman' from FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Oscar-winning FROZEN songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez promised fans on Twitter today that if she got to 7,000 followers, she would share the original first verse to 'Snowman' from the movie musical, as performed by her 2-year-old daughter. To no surprise, FROZEN fans made the deadline! Check it out below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT's Stephen Daldry in Talks to Direct Broadway-Bound FROZEN Musical?BILLY ELLIOT's Stephen Daldry in Talks to Direct Broadway-Bound FROZEN Musical?
by Jessica Khan - Aug 11, 2016

Following reports of Alex Timbers' departure from the highly anticipated Broadway-bound adaptation of Disney's FROZEN, the New York Post writes that the show's producers are in talks with BILLY ELLIOT helmer Stephen Daldry to take his place. (more...)

Christopher Gattelli to Join FROZEN Creative Team? Choreographer Peter Darling Departs Due to Scheduling ConflictsChristopher Gattelli to Join FROZEN Creative Team? Choreographer Peter Darling Departs Due to Scheduling Conflicts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

There is a shake-up in the creative team for Disney's Broadway-bound FROZEN. According to Variety, Tony winner Christopher Gattelli (NEWSIES) will join as choreographer in place of Peter Darling (MATILDA, BILLY ELLIOT). Darling reportedly departs the production due to conflicts with another new musical- GROUNDHOG DAY, which is due to premiere in London later this year. (more...)

HAMILTON's Okieriete Onaodowan Takes Part in FROZEN Lab; Lopezes to Pen New Songs for BroadwayHAMILTON's Okieriete Onaodowan Takes Part in FROZEN Lab; Lopezes to Pen New Songs for Broadway
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

Disney just held its developmental lab for the Broadway-bound FROZEN, and new details on what promises to be the Great White Way's next blockbuster have emerged from the ice. (more...)

Breaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental LabBreaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound FROZEN has officially found its Anna for this week's developmental lab! (more...)

Broadway's FROZEN Crowns its Fearless Queen - Meet Betsy Wolfe!Broadway's FROZEN Crowns its Fearless Queen - Meet Betsy Wolfe!
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this morning, stage favorite Betsy Wolfe, known for her star-making turns in Off-Broadway's THE LAST FIVE YEARS and Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, is attached to play the lead role of Elsa in Disney's stage adaptation of FROZEN. In honor of the big news, BWW brings you a look back at some of Wolfe's top performances! (more...)

Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 20, 2016

Betsy Wolfe has nabbed the lead role of Princess Elsa in Disney's upcoming stage adaptation of FROZEN! (more...)

Want to Be in Disney's Broadway-Bound FROZEN? Developmental Lab Audition Details RevealedWant to Be in Disney's Broadway-Bound FROZEN? Developmental Lab Audition Details Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Frozen might not arrive on Broadway until 2018, but preparations for the stage musical are already beginning. According to an Equity casting notice, a developmental lab will be held this spring, with rehearsals running April 30 through May 13. Auditions commence for the roles of Anna (late teens to 20s) and Elsa (20s to early 30s) later this month. Auditions for the Denver and Broadway productions will not begin until summer 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: If Disney Princesses Were Real- Characters Sing in Their Proper LanguagesVIDEO: If Disney Princesses Were Real- Characters Sing in Their Proper Languages
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2016

If she were really in China, what would Mulan's dramatic solo, 'Reflection' sound like in Chinese? Or what about Belle singing in French? (more...)

Breaking News: Disney's FROZEN Sets Out-of-Town Tryout for Denver Center; Full Season Announced!Breaking News: Disney's FROZEN Sets Out-of-Town Tryout for Denver Center; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the nation's largest non-profit theatre organization, announced the 2016/17 Broadway season featuring the pre-Broadway debut of FROZEN. (more...)

Building the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative TeamBuilding the Snowman! Meet Broadway's FROZEN Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

As BroadwayWorld just reported, it's official -- FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits ALADDIN and THE LION KING on Broadway at a theatre to be announced in spring 2018. Below, get ready for the blizzard with an in-depth look at the musical's creative team! (more...)

Breaking News: FROZEN is Officially Headed to Broadway; Timeline and Creative Team Set!Breaking News: FROZEN is Officially Headed to Broadway; Timeline and Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Long rumored, for the first time in forever, it's official -- Frozen, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award®-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits Aladdin and The Lion King on Broadway! (more...)

ABC to Air All-New Special BEHIND THE MAGIC: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, 12/13ABC to Air All-New Special BEHIND THE MAGIC: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, 12/13
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

“Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” airs SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, (8:00 – 9:00 p.m., EST) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

GUILTY BY COLOR is ReleasedGUILTY BY COLOR is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Author Giovanni Gambino, together with Richard Pryor, Jr., have penned an emotional page-turner of a story that is as relevant today as it's ever been. 'Guilty By Color' examines the effects that institutional prejudice can have on individuals, a phenomenon that the late comedian Richard Pryor experienced firsthand. 'Guilty By Color' is available at Barnes & Noble and available today on Amazon. (more...)

Animated Short FROZEN FEVER to Make Disney Channel Debut, 11/29Animated Short FROZEN FEVER to Make Disney Channel Debut, 11/29
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Frozen" ushers in the holidays by wishing all fans a wonderful season, celebrating that "Family Is The Best Gift of All," (more...)

Edelson PC Expands to West Coast with Launch of San Francisco OfficeEdelson PC Expands to West Coast with Launch of San Francisco Office
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

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El Capitan Theatre to Host Sing-Along to Disney's FROZEN, 8/20-9/16El Capitan Theatre to Host Sing-Along to Disney's FROZEN, 8/20-9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney's "Frozen" Sing-along version Aug. 20 - Sept. 16, 2015. Each screening will be accompanied by Elsa, live on stage, snow inside the theatre, and after the movie, Olaf live on stage and a screening of Disney's "Frozen Fever." "Frozen Fever" will be featured in an extraordinary new in-home collection of award-winning and beloved shorts by Walt Disney Animation Studios releasing in August. (more...)

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