February 22, 2018 at 8:30 am #1202498793
Here is Caissie Levy performing one of Elsa’s new songs titled ‘Monster’…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Shes-a-Monster-Watch-Caissie-Levy-Sing-Elsas-New-Ballad-from-FROZEN-20180222February 22, 2018 at 4:28 pm #1202499116
In Michael Riedel’s latest column, we learn about how Olaf came to be in the film as well as how he’s been brought to life on stage…
https://nypost.com/2018/02/22/meet-the-guy-behind-olaf-in-broadways-frozen/February 26, 2018 at 5:11 am #1202501025
Online chatter from early previews is mixed to negative. Some of the issues identified in Denver (not enough for Olaf to do, new songs aren’t as good as the existing ones, terrible Act 2 opening) don’t appear to have been fully addressed.February 26, 2018 at 5:41 am #1202501041
From what I’ve been reading, there are some people who loved it. Some of the problems from Denver that have apparently been addressed were the removal of the narrator and the finale. Will Frozen become a Beauty & the Beast where it did not get great reviews, but still managed to become a hit? Or will this become an Aladdin where the creative team was able to keep tweaking that show every single day until opening night, and the critical response ended up being much better than expected?February 26, 2018 at 6:41 pm #1202501550
Frozen pulled in some nice grosses for its first weekend in previews. It’ll be interesting to see how long they can keep the momentum going. http://www.playbill.com/article/grosses-analysis-frozen-approaches-1-million-in-first-four-broadway-performancesFebruary 26, 2018 at 7:34 pm #1202501580
Especially given how The Little Mermaid started out its Broadway run with some nice-to-great grosses, yet ended up losing momentum later on.February 27, 2018 at 6:44 am #1202501922
Some of the comments are interesting in terms of the size of the roles. Several people have mentioned that Elsa disappears for much of the first act before reappearing for “Let It Go”. Some commenters have said Anna feels like more of the lead. Wonder if they will try to get the ladies into different categories for the Tonys? Katrina Lenk seems to have a lock on Leading Actress at this point, and Elsa would be a nice meaty role if they can get it in Featured, where the field is more open.February 27, 2018 at 6:49 am #1202501924
I agree. It should also be interesting to see who’ll win the Outer Critics Circle and/or Drama Desk Awards for Lead Actress in a Musical since Katrina Lenk won’t be eligible given that The Band’s Visit was already eligible at those awards groups last year when it was off-Broadway.March 1, 2018 at 10:27 am #1202503462
Here is another new song written for the Broadway show, which is a duet between Anna & Kristoff titled ‘What Do You Know About Love?’
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/inside-story-behind-anna-kristoffs-new-broadway-frozen-duet-exclusive-song-premiere-165520552.htmlMarch 8, 2018 at 10:18 am #1202509766
The next new song is out, Elsa’s “Dangerous To Dream”. The first two songs I thought were blah, but this one I liked. It’s at least as good as the existing songs from the film. Nice work from Caissie Levy as well, especially the high mezzo-piano end notes.March 15, 2018 at 1:16 pm #1202513884
Here is another new song written for the Broadway show titled ‘True Love’ performed by Patti Murin…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/First-Listen-Patti-Murin-Sings-Annaa-New-Song-True-Love-from-FROZEN-on-Broadway-20180315March 20, 2018 at 8:29 am #1202516224
As Frozen is about to open in two days, a new batch of photos from the Broadway production have been released…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-Anna-and-Elsa-and-Olaf-and-More-First-Look-at-FROZEN-on-Broadway-20180320March 20, 2018 at 8:46 am #1202516243
There’s been some buzz about whether Caissie Levy will be ruled Featured or not, and considering we’re due for another round of eligibility rulings, we could have an answer to that very soon.March 20, 2018 at 12:54 pm #1202516390
I can definitely see it winning Tonys for scenic design and costume design.March 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm #1202516398
I can definitely see it winning Tonys for scenic design and costume design.
It does seem possible since Disney shows have done well in the design categories before. Beauty & the Beast won Best Costume Design in 1994, The Lion King swept all three of them in 1998, Aida won two for Lighting and Set Design in 2000, and Mary Poppins won Best Scenic Design of a Musical in 2007. Though with that being said, the awards for Best Scenic and Costume Design this year could get pretty competitive.
For Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Scott Pask has two contenders this year for The Band’s Visit and Mean Girls. Dane Laffrey earned a lot of acclaim for his inventive set in Once on This Island. David Zinn earned a lot of acclaim as well for his creative sets and costumes in SpongeBob SquarePants.
And from I’ve read of the early reports for My Fair Lady, Michael Yeargan’s sets and Catherine Zuber’s costumes are looking like strong contenders in their respective categories. After all, My Fair Lady has always been known for its lavish production values.
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