Disney’s ‘Frozen’ stage adaptation bound for Playhouse Square in 2020

Do you feel that distant chill in the air?

It’s can mean only one thing: Winter is com…

Wait, not, sorry it’s not that. It’s the cold generated by a couple of princesses, Anna and Elsa, and others from Disney’s smash 2013 animated hit “Frozen.”

6-Patti Murin (Anna) and John Riddle (Hans) in FROZEN on Broadway. Photo by Deen van Meer
Patti Murin (Anna) and John Riddle (Hans) perform in “Frozen” on Broadway. (Photos by Deen van Meer)

Cleveland’s Playhouse Square recently announced that a touring version of the Broadway adaptation of the film will visit Northeast Ohio as part of the 2019-20 KeyBank Broadway Series — in summer 2020.

“ ‘Frozen’ has quickly emerged as the biggest musical hit of the current Broadway season, smashing two long-standing St James Theatre house records since opening in March,” boasts a news release from Playhouse Square.

The show boasts an impressive original creative team, with many returning to work on the North American tour, including the Academy Award-winning writing trio of composer/lyricists Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and book writer Jennifer Lee, along with Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage, Tony-winning choreographer Rob Ashford, Tony-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram, Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Tony-nominated sound designer Peter Hylenski, Tony-winning video designer Finn Ross, Drama Desk Award-winning puppet designer Michael Curry and Tony-winning music supervisor Stephen Oremus.

Frozen, the Broadway musical
Caissie Levy portrays Elsa in “Frozen” on Broadway.

“Frozen” was nominated for Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Musical, but the show left the June 10 ceremony empty-handed.

Still, expect this show to be quite a draw.

The only way to guarantee seats for “Frozen” at this time, the release states, is to become a season ticket holder for the 2018-19 season and then renew for 2019-20. Season tickets are available at 216-640-8800 or playhousesquare.org/broadway.

“Our 2019-2020 KeyBank Broadway season is shaping up to be magically exquisite,” Playhouse Square Executive Producer Gina Vernaci says in the release. “You will want to let it go and become a season ticket holder now to guarantee your seats later for this big summer blowout of 2020.”

Here’s a little taste of “Frozen” on Broadway:

“Frozen” is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher,” the release notes.

For information or to register for advance ticket access notifications, visit FrozenTheMusical.com/Tour.


Mark Meszoros will continue to hold his breath for a stage adaption of Disney’s smash 2014 animated hit “Big Hero 6.” Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros.

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