There is now a Broadway adaptation of “Frozen,” the groundbreaking (or, rather, “groundfreezing”) 2013 animated Disney film.
The Broadway musical had its first show Thursday at New York City’s St. James Theatre, creating a live-action rendition of the ever so popular story of Elsa (played on Broadway by Caissie Levy) and Anna (played on Broadway by Patti Murin). The storylines of both the film and the Broadway musical are the same, but some small changes have also been made for the live version.
For those who haven’t yet seen the film or on Broadway, it follows the journey of two royal sisters, one who accidentally freezes over their kingdom. The plot revolves around their relationship and recovering the kingdom. Some of the action scenes from the film were too difficult to recreate on the stage, but that left room for important parts to be fleshed out in the musical. This allows more of an in-depth understanding of the characters.
The musical also includes 12 new songs, but also features many favorites from the film such as “Love is an Open Door” and “For the First Time in Forever.”
Of course, Twitter has had a lot to say about the new Broadway play. There were people expressing how much they loved it.
— MCAVELAR (@mcavelar7) March 22, 2018
I would take reviews of #FrozenBroadway with a grain of salt. The critics saw it during previews. From some tweets I've seen, I'm sure this show is better than they're making it to be. In fairness, they do seem to love @PattiMurin 's Anna. 😊
— JohnMouse528 (@JohnMouse528) March 23, 2018
Some users also had things they didn’t like about it.
the frozen broadway wigs are so bad omg
— ka(me)r(ic)a™ 🚀🤠 (@kara1013) March 22, 2018
Saw Frozen on Broadway last night. Very meh #Frozen
— Dani (@prosgnal) March 22, 2018
Others tweeted about Elsa’s character wearing pants.
elsa DID THAT she is wearing freaking PANTS in the broadway production of frozen we LOVE a iconic queEN
— em ✧ * · (@em0elisab) March 23, 2018
FANTASTIC NEWS: ELSA WEARS PANTS IN FROZEN BROADWAY
— lesbian saw black panther (@deadgrIwaIkng) March 22, 2018
I’m not the biggest fan of Frozen and I’m definitely not a fan of the new pantsuit for Elsa in the Broadway show 👎🏻
— Charli Lozano (@charliiilozano) March 22, 2018
They’re referencing this photo posted by the official Broadway instagram account.
If you can’t make it out to the musical, don’t let it go just yet. Creators of the film are also working on the sequel, “Frozen 2,” which will be released in November 2019.
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