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Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?

According to Page Six of the New York Post, Betsy Wolfe has nabbed the lead role of Princess Elsa in Disney's upcoming stage adaptation of FROZEN! It was recently announced that the long-rumored project, based on Disney's Academy Award®-winning musical film, is slated to join Disney hits Aladdin and The Lion King at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018. The show will play its out-of-town tryout beginning next summer.

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FROZEN features music and lyrics by creators of the film score Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit, Up Here) and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Up Here) and a book by Jennifer Lee (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.

Golden Globe Award and Obie winner and two-time Tony Award®nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Here Lies Love, Amazon'sMozart in the Jungle) is Frozen's director and Tony-winner Peter Darling (Billy Elliot, Matilda) is choreographer.

The design team for Frozen includes scenic and costume design by seven-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins, The Coast of Utopia, An American in Paris), lighting design by five-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Aladdin, An American in Paris, The Glass Menagerie) and sound design by four-time Tony nominee Peter Hylenski (The Scottsboro Boys, Motown, After Midnight).

Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus (Avenue Q, Wicked, The Book of Mormon) is music supervisor and creates vocal and incidental arrangements.

Betsy Wolfe was last seen on Broadway starring in Woody Allen's musical adaptation of Bullets Over Broadway as "Ellen," under the direction of Susan Stroman. She starred in the Off-Broadway revival of The Last Five Years at Second Stage Theater and the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Prior to that she played Beth in Merrily We Roll Along at Encores and created the role of Mary Ann Singleton in ACT's World Premiere of Tales of the City, a musical based on the Armistead Maupin novels. Other Broadway credits include Everyday Rapture with Sherie Rene Scott (also Off-Broadway), 110 in the Shade and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (also in San Francisco and Boston).

Recordings include Bullets over Broadway, The Last 5 Years, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Stage Door Canteen, 35MM and Merrily We Roll Along. She holds a B.F.A. in musical theatre from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM). Ms. Wolfe can also be seen in the film adaptation of The Last Five Years.

Image courtesy of Disney

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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