The Disney musical has confirmed it won’t return when theatres reopen after the coronavirus crisis.
On Twitter, the production has said it’s “heartbroken” to have to close after 851 performances in New York.
Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, told The Hollywood Reporter the financial implications of the global pandemic means “running three Disney shows on Broadway would become untenable”.
Disney also has Aladdin and The Lion King open in the city.
We are heartbroken to announce that Frozen will not reopen once Broadway returns. Thank you for the love and magic we've shared together during our incredible 851 performances at the St. James Theatre. Some people are worth melting for, and today our hearts melt with you. 💙 pic.twitter.com/uEvNYs2K92
— Frozen the Musical (@FrozenBroadway) May 14, 2020
After an initial run in Denver in 2017, Frozen opened on Broadway in 2018 with Caissie Levy as Elsa and Patti Murin playing Anna.
The show’s London production – which is due to start at the end of October – is unaffected by this news and plans to go ahead with Samantha Barks leading the cast.