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Michael Grandage to direct Broadway production of Disney’s Frozen

Michael Grandage says directors must engage a new generation of theatre audiences. Photo: Marc Brenner Michael Grandage. Photo: Marc Brenner
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Olivier award-winning director Michael Grandage has been brought on to helm the Broadway production of new Disney musical Frozen.

The director, who won an Olivier in 2004 for Caligula, replaces Alex Timbers, who was previously linked to the production, which opens at the St James Theatre on Broadway in the spring of 2018.

It has also been announced that Christopher Oram has joined the production as designer, replacing Bob Crowley. Grandage and Oram have previously collaborated on productions including The Cripple of Inishmaan and Red, which earned Grandage a Tony award.

Grandage’s musical credits include Evita, which ran in the West End from June 2006 to May 2007 starring Elena Roger, and Guys and Dolls, which ran from 2005 to 2007.

Frozen is based on the animated film of the same name, and features music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, with a book by Jennifer Lee.

Frozen is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Casting has yet to be announced.

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