Frozen Coming to Broadway. Hamilton to the Grammys. Immersive Theater! Week in New York Theater

A stage adaptation of Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, will arrive on Broadway in 2018, Disney Theatrical announced.

The stage musical, featuring the songs of the husband-and-wife team Bobby Lopez and Kristin Anderson Lopez (as did the movie), is being put together by some exciting Broadway pros: director Alex Timbers — whose credits include “Peter and the Starcatcher,” ”Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” ”The Pee-Wee Herman Show” and “Rocky” – choreographer Peter Darlilng – Billy Elliott and Matilda – set designer Bob Crowley – five-time Tony winner, most recently for An American in Paris

The plan is first to try out the show during the summer of 2017, in a theater and a town to be announced.

The Week in New York Reviews

Immersive Theater – Five elements that define it (my article in Howlround)

Sleep No More 1 photo by Yaniv Schulman

Sleep No More

Phoebe Dunn as Helene Alving.
Phoebe Dunn as Helene Alving.

The Alving Estate

Then She Fell: Rachel I. Berman (as Alice)
Then She Fell: Rachel I. Berman (as Alice)

Then She Fell

Will Gallacher, James Ortiz, Eliza Martin Simpson in THE WOODSMAN
Will Gallacher, James Ortiz, Eliza Martin Simpson in THE WOODSMAN

The Woodsman

The Woodsman, a nearly wordless play with puppets that tells the story of how the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz lost both his human body and his heart, arrives at New World Stages after several previous runs that were praised as charming and magical. So why did I fantasize dousing the cast with a bucket of water?


The Week in New York Theater News


The cast of Hamilton will perform its opening number live on The Grammys February 15, via satellite from the Richard Rodgers Theater, the first Broadway    show in five years to perform on the Grammys



Heisenberg by Simon Stephens with Mary-Louise Parker and  Denis Arndt, to open at the Samuel J. Friedman, the Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway theater, on October 13, 2016

Colorblind and nontraditional are aggressive & inappropriate terms, writes stage manager Ross Jackson in “Blackness in Nonprofit Theater: Where Representation Becomes Marginalization, ” the first of 24 essays on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in Non-Profit Quarterly.







The fuss over Beyonce’s “Politically charged”/”unapologetically black” Super Bowl half-time show

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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