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Stopped cold: 'Frozen' musical on Broadway not to reopen

Stopped cold: 'Frozen' musical on Broadway not to reopen
Posted at 5:52 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 20:52:26-04

The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart. This marks the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Disney show opened in March 2018 and placed among the top five Broadway productions for both gross and attendance over both years it ran, often pulling in over $1 million a week. Until now, only shows that were waiting to officially open have announced postponements or cancellations.

Disney still has “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” on Broadway and five productions of “Frozen” worldwide. Actors’ Equity Association, which represents 51,000 actors and stage managers, reacted with dismay to the news.