First Broadway show announces it will not reopen after Coronavirus
Frozen the Musical has become the first Broadway show to announce that it will not reopen its doors to the public after the Coronavirus pandemic is over.
Frozen opened at the St James Theatre on Broadway in March 2018 where it played for two years before all Broadway Theatres were closed down due to the Coronavirus in March 2020.
The show announced last night on Twitter:
“We are heartbroken to announce that Frozen will not reopen once Broadway returns. Thank you for the love and magic we’ve shared together during our incredible 851 performances at the St. James Theatre. Some people are worth melting for, and today our hearts melt with you. 💙”
Frozen the Musical tells the story of a relationship between two sisters, Elsa and Anna (who also happen to be princesses). Elsa has magical powers which she can’t control and her parents keep her hidden away for fear of people finding out. But after their parents die unexpectedly and Elsa is next in line to the throne, she has no choice but to come out of hiding, accidentally causing the kingdom to become frozen in an eternal winter, which nearly kills Anna. Elsa runs away but Anna follows. Together they go on a journey in search of true love which is the only way to save the kingdom.
The London production of Frozen the Musical is due to open at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 30 October 2020 starring Samantha Barks.
Photo: Deen Van Meer