Let It Snow! FROZEN West End To Play Theatre Royal Drury Lane In 2020!
According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, the Broadway stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen has negotiated its transfer to London's West End.
Baz reports that the minds behind the production have booked Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it will begin performances in 2020, once Andrew Lloyd Webber's multi-million dollar renovation of the Covenant Garden is complete.
No casting has been announced for the production. There is no word on whether the show's Broadway leads will transfer with the show, or if director Michael Grandage will choose to re-cast with British actors.
Rumors about potential revisions for the West End mounting have also been making the rounds. According to Baz, the team may reassemble to "tinker with the show and tighten it up for the West End."
Baz says the act two ensemble number, 'Hygge' could be one of the parts of the show to see revisions when Frozen hits the UK.
Frozen, a full-length stage work told in two acts, is the first and only incarnation of the tale that expands upon and deepens its indelible plot and themes through new songs and story material from the film's creators. Like the Disney Theatrical Broadway musicals that have come before it, it is a full evening of theatre and is expected to run two and a half hours.
Based on the 2013 film written by a trio of Oscar winners, Frozen features music and lyrics by the creators of the film score Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Up Here, Winnie the Pooh, In Transit) and EGOT-winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Up Here) and a book by Jennifer Lee (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph), the film's screenwriter and director (with Chris Buck). Frozen won 2014 Oscars for Best Song ("Let It Go") and Best Animated Feature.
Frozen's director is Michael Grandage, a Tony Award winner (Red) and director of three Olivier Award-winning Outstanding Musicals (Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel and Guys and Dolls), and Rob Ashford, Tony Award winner (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and multiple Tony and Olivier Award nominee, is choreographer.