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BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Hits Samppalinna's Summer Theater, a Scandinavian Premiere!BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Hits Samppalinna's Summer Theater, a Scandinavian Premiere!
by Rosanna Liuski - July 6, 2019

Mother and daughter swapping bodies. To me it reminds of the movie filmed in 2003, starred by Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, which was my only reference to the title. Fortunately, from the show's program I was able to read more of its history and was surprised: it's based on a book published in 1972 and has been made into several films and now just a few years back into a musical! (The reasons why the mother and daughter switch places varies quite much depending on the version, so don't except a Chinese restaurant and fortune cookies on this one!) (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff Sing Six Original Songs From FREAKY FRIDAYVIDEO: Watch Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff Sing Six Original Songs From FREAKY FRIDAY
by Stage Tube - August 13, 2018

Disney Channel's musical film adaptation of Freaky Friday officially aired on Friday, August 10. The musical featured an original score written by Broadway veterans Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). The pair penned nine original songs for the musical and you can watch the cast, including Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff, sing six of them in the clips from the film below! (more...)
Photo Flash: NYC Gets Freaky With FREAKY FRIDAY Stars Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff!Photo Flash: NYC Gets Freaky With FREAKY FRIDAY Stars Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff!
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2018

The theatre district got a whole lot freakier when stars of the upcoming Disney Channel movie Freak Friday, Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff, came to town! The pair visited iconic NYC sights, including Sardi's Restaurant, while promoting the film. Check out photos below! (more...)
FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL Will Be Available For Licensing This SummerFREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL Will Be Available For Licensing This Summer
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2018

Freaky Friday: The Musical, based on the new Disney Channel original movie, will be available for licensing on August 10th. This is the same day that the musical makes its worldwide television premiere. Licensing for Freaky Friday: The Musical, will be available through Music Theatre International. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi ZuehlsdorffVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff
by Stage Tube - June 24, 2018

Disney's new musical adaptation of FREAKY FRIDAY will be coming to the Disney Channel this summer! The TV movie stars Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff as one half of the mother-daughter duo at the center of the body-swapping story. She will be joined by Cozi Zuehlsdorff as the other half of the pair. (more...)
Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Movie Musical Gets August 10th Premiere DateDisney's FREAKY FRIDAY Movie Musical Gets August 10th Premiere Date
by TV News Desk - June 13, 2018

Disney Channel's Freaky Friday musical movie finally has a premiere date! The film starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff will be hitting the small screen August 10 at 8 p.m. ET. (more...)
VIDEO: Get a First Look at Disney Channel's Adaptation of FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi ZuehlsdorffVIDEO: Get a First Look at Disney Channel's Adaptation of FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff
by Matt Tamanini - May 12, 2018

After a mini-tour around the United States beginning in 2016, the new musical adaptation of FREAKY FRIDAY will be coming to the Disney Channel over the summer. As it did on stage, the TV movie will star Broadway favorite Heidi Blickenstaff as one half of the mother-daughter duo at the center of the body-swapping story. She will be joined by Cozi Zuehlsdorff as the other half of the pair. Check out the first look at the film below! (more...)
BWW Interview: Jennifer Alice Acker and Abby Holland Get Their Freak On in FREAKY FRIDAY at Horizon TheatreBWW Interview: Jennifer Alice Acker and Abby Holland Get Their Freak On in FREAKY FRIDAY at Horizon Theatre
by Stephanie Robb - March 18, 2018

We chatted with Jennifer Alice Acker and Abby Holland, who play mom Katherine (Acker) and daughter Ellie (Holland), on how FREAKY FRIDAY has been transformed into a musical with something for everyone. (more...)
Video: Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff Body Swap in FREAKY FRIDAY Musical on Disney ChannelVideo: Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff Body Swap in FREAKY FRIDAY Musical on Disney Channel
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2018

Actresses Heidi Blickenstaff ('The Little Mermaid' and 'Something Rotten!' on Broadway and the stage production of 'Freaky Friday') and Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale,' 'Liv and Maddie') will STAR in an update of the American classic 'Freaky Friday,' a Disney Channel musical comedy set to begin production this fall for a 2018 debut as part of the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. See the brand-new trailer below! (more...)
BWW Previews: Alet Taylor and Dani Apple Star in DISNEY'S FREAKY FRIDAY at Virginia Musical Theatre, December 1-3BWW Previews: Alet Taylor and Dani Apple Star in DISNEY'S FREAKY FRIDAY at Virginia Musical Theatre, December 1-3
by Jeremy Bustin - November 27, 2017

The critically-acclaimed new musical from Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, FREAKY FRIDAY opens Friday at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff to Body Swap in FREAKY FRIDAY Musical on Disney ChannelHeidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff to Body Swap in FREAKY FRIDAY Musical on Disney Channel
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2017

Actresses Heidi Blickenstaff ('The Little Mermaid' and 'Something Rotten!' on Broadway and the stage production of 'Freaky Friday') and Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale,' 'Liv and Maddie') will star in an update of the American classic 'Freaky Friday,' a Disney Channel musical comedy set to begin production this fall for a 2018 debut as part of the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. (more...)
BWW Blog: Watching FREAKY FRIDAY With My Mom
by Zoe Flores - June 30, 2017

FREAKY FRIDAY is my life. Well, minus the switching bodies with my mom and misplacing my brother. (more...)
VIDEO: Emma Hunton Performs 'No More Fear' from FREAKY FRIDAY
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2017

Freaky Friday is one amongst the many musicals based on movies spearheading its way across the country to Broadway. Check out a preview of the show as star Emma Hunton belts out 'No More Fear' on Great Day Houston. (more...)
Review Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in Houston
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)
BWW Review: Things Get Freaky at the Alley In FREAKY FRIDAY
by Gary Laird - June 15, 2017

FREAKY FRIDAY, a new musical from Disney, is based on the 1976 original movie and 2003 remake of the same name. It's a simple premise. Career mother and teenage daughter don't get along. (Stop me if you've heard this one.) (more...)
FREAKY FRIDAY Movie Musical in the Works for Disney Channel
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

From screen to stage to screen again! According to a Disney Channel spokesperson, Disney's new FREAKY FRIDAY musical adaptation is in development for TV, 'contingent on casting.' (more...)
Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Recording Out on CD Today
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2017

Physical CDs of the world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, are now available wherever music is sold. Following its digital release on February 10, the studio cast recording continues to be available wherever digital music is sold and streamed. (more...)
FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)
Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)
World Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2017

The world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, is released digitally by Walt Disney Records today, February 10, 2017. (more...)
BWW Exclusive: First Listen- Heidi Blickenstaff Sings 'What You Got' on FREAKY FRIDAY Album!
by Stage Tube - February 9, 2017

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be released by Walt Disney Records digitally tomorrow (February 10) and physically on March 17. The studio recording can be pre-ordered here. (more...)
Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - February 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)
Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)
FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney Records
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2016

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be recorded later this year and released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. (more...)