On Thursday, Disney announced that on Broadway, Frozen the musical will be closed which makes it the biggest demise in a theatrical world that has been caused due to coronavirus pandemic till date.
In the crisis, it is the third show that has been closed prematurely with a worth of $30 million in music. Before this Hangmen and Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf has been shut featuring Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett. But these shows are not that big and has only limited shows. Till Thursday there are no plans of Frozen to close in the St. James Theatre.
There are other productions which are going to be open on in spring-like Plaza Suite which is a comedy starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, and other is musical revival which is a Change or Caroline. They had postponed their openings of production till 2021
Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatricals has told this bad news to the cast of Frozen on Thursday. This unfortunate happens due to the Broadway League has arisen that if it is unavoidable then this announcement of shows in Broadway will be in confusion at least till September 6. This would have deprived the production of business regarding summer tourist and mainly for kids who love Frozen in their summer break. Many of the people do not expect this seat in Broadway till the winter.
Frozen is a franchise of Disney for about billion dollars. It did good business on Broadway but it did not have the broad appeal and consistency as that of Aladdin and The Lion King. During the off-peak seasons there, public attendance for the show had dipped a lot. It had opened in the year March 2018 and just lasted for around two years only. Disney is very much cautious about how to spend money, but Frozen could not able to recuperate the investment made on it.
Then plans went on towards West End and European production. During the fall Frozen is kept on hold to open newly reconditioned Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. But the inside sources said that reaching opening night is a big thing and that too on time.