Frozen the Musical (Broadway)
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Frozen the Musical (Broadway)
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Frozen the Musical (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(1529 Reviews)
Positive
85%
Mixed
12%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging

About the Show

Disney brings its blockbuster animated movie musical to Broadway. This is the timeless tale of two sisters, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it.

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539 Reviews | 1877 Followers
85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Fun, Solid

See it if You don’t like a well staged and entertains show. Liking the movie will help but not necessary. Well exceeded my low expectations.

Don't see it if You don’t like Disney or Frozen. Some of the newer songs were unmemorable.

692 Reviews | 152 Followers
79
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you're a fan of the film, you've heard music from the show & liked it, you're curious about how the show would be staged. like Disney shows

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Disney shows, don't like shows that are too sleek & mechanical, didn't like the film, all this sappiness is too much Read more

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
83
Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Overrated

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657 Reviews | 101 Followers
89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Enchanting

See it if you liked the movie and enjoy beautiful and exciting staging .Lovely story and good singing. Be sure to bring the kids!

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie, don't like Disney shows or you prefer sophisticated musicals. Read more

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
100
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Fun

See it if Great effects. Nice story between about two sisters. Show is great that adults could enjoy it as much as kids can.

Don't see it if You have to like musicals. And you know there's going to be some kids in the audience Read more

605 Reviews | 226 Followers
72
Entertaining, Great singing, Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You want to check another Disney musical off your list, even if this is their weakest yet (by far).

Don't see it if You’ll be bothered by children chatting away and kicking your seat throughout the show. Just stay away if you can’t handle that.

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
90
Enchanting, Great singing, Clever, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Successful herculean task of transfer of film to stage.Female-empowerment-driven Disney triumph w/ bombast.Reindeer a scene-stealer.Chilling

Don't see it if A Disney blockbuster doesn't make it bad. Let it go.

534 Reviews | 488 Followers
80
Sweet, Funny, Great writing, Charming, Fluffy

See it if you want to see a show for children but that is also charming and fun and refreshing for adults as well.

Don't see it if you're looking for something a little more meaty that leaves you thinking.

Critic Reviews (62)

The New York Times
March 22nd, 2018

"Sometimes rousing, often dull, alternately dopey...In ways that are both successful and not, you can feel the director straining to make something artistically worthy of the property’s commercial promise...The opening suggests that 'Frozen' might prove to be unusually coherent...Once the castle gates swing open...a different style and palette take over, and 'Frozen' begins its long descent into confusion...The somber and the silly are not blending, visually, musically or emotionally."
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Time Out New York
March 22nd, 2018

"There is altogether too little magic in the kingdom of Arendelle...Director Grandage’s reach is less ambitious. In lieu of the great outdoors, he moves much of the show to lofty and stuffy interiors, jettisoning a lot of the action and yielding a show whose energy feels substantially less animated all around. It would be one thing if 'Frozen’s' stiffness were in the service of a deeper take on the material, but its already shaky plot seems even less secure...It plays things safe."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 22nd, 2018

"The ensemble is bright and buoyant, with the regal Caissie Levy belting her heart out as Elsa and the adorable Patti Murin charming the lederhosen off everyone as Anna...There are real thrills and chills in many of the musical’s magical moments...There’s also a general feeling of padding to the show...The majority of Lopez and Anderson-Lopez’s new songs are, while serviceable and sweet, a bit generic...'Frozen' has its ups and downs...It may not be brilliant, but it’s certainly hygge."
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The Hollywood Reporter
March 22nd, 2018

"For anyone expecting more than a straight-up rehash of the movie on stage, however, this pricey production will seem low on inspiration...'Frozen' doesn't entirely go wrong, but it does evince signs of the struggle to establish a consistent, unifying tone and to settle on a center in a story inherently bifurcated by having two heroines kept apart for most of the action...Rather than serving to vary the tone and leaven the gloom, the comedy interludes too often just feel strained."
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Entertainment Weekly
March 22nd, 2018

"The film’s original creative team face the unenviable task of turning a family movie into something a little sleeker, a little deeper, and a little more sophisticated, all without losing its most beloved elements...They’ve certainly built a better 'Frozen'...Grandage refines the tale by putting the focus on the emotion first...Fans of the movie will be pleased to find Anna and Elsa safe in Levy and Murin’s gloved hands, and doubters may just find their hearts thawed."
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Variety
March 22nd, 2018

"Credit the thawing trend in 'Frozen' to the lovable characters of Jennifer Lee, and to the warmly human cast...Levy is stunning as Elsa...Murin makes a darling Anna...To the extent that a plot exists at all, it’s a soggy one...The real conflict, the stuff of drama, is all internal — Elsa battling her inner self — and difficult to dramatize...'Frozen' belongs to Elsa, who has the heroic stature and tragic flaw of a true heroine — but no villainous anti-hero to overcome in battle. What a waste."
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The Wall Street Journal
March 22nd, 2018

"If you liked 'Frozen' on screen, you’ll like it onstage. Michael Grandage’s fantastically elaborate production is faithful to the spirit, if not always the letter, of the movie...For my part, I found both to be well made but insipid and largely humorless, though the stage version is more tedious. The stagecraft, to be sure, is spectacular, but it serves no independent poetic vision...It exists solely to supply a live-action equivalent of Disney’s computer-generated animation."
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Deadline
March 22nd, 2018

"'Let It Go' does what all good, over-played tunes must: It sounds fresh as — what else? — fallen snow...'Frozen' doesn’t consistently live up to 'Let It Go,' its book by Jennifer Lee often feeling rushed, more concerned with hitting the movie’s beats...than taking the time to just enjoy the characters...Anna and her pals’ adventure lacks the journey-like feel of the film...A musical that, like most Disney productions, is never less than competent and frequently much more."
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