St. James Theatre | New York City, New York
No visit to Manhattan is complete without checking out the St James Theatre, especially on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 when Frozen the Musical hits the stage. This Wednesday night will explode as fans from all over New York and beyond will flock to the St James Theatre. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Snow Queen”, Frozen has been putting up box office numbers of the sort Walt Disney Animation Studios hasn't seen since the gilded age of the early 1990s. Disney's more recent animated musical, 2010's Tangled, did well, but as Fortune noted, Frozen already has blowing it’s box office records out of the water. This is the only theater in Manhattan that is absolutely ideal for Frozen – The Musical and you will soon see why when you join guests this Wednesday.
When Frozen: The Musical premiered in the Buell Theatre in August 2017, critics had no words. Even after mixed reviews, the general agreement was that the show had huge potential. The Denver Post wrote that it was “Fun but not transporting”. Some critics wondered if the songs could really hold up the expansion of the story quite like the original film did, especially when the score expanded from 8 songs to 20. While reviews felt that the play was a little padded in parts, it was clear to everyone that Disney Theatrical Productions may have hit gold on the project. That’s why Michael Grandage was called in to help uplift the production during its current Broadway tour. The show tells the story of Elsa and Anna in a story of sacrifice and true love with an evocative winter imagery that manages to capture the magic of the animated film. Original composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez returned to bolster the plot expansions with new music. Altogether, Disney Theatrical Productions took the reviews to heart and created an incredible experience that will be adored for generations.