Broadway favourite Betsy Wolfe, who has starred in Off-Broadway’s The Last Five Years and Woody’s Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, is to play the lead role of Elsa in Disney’s latest stage adaptation, FROZEN. An official casting announcement has not yet been made by Disney.
The musical will have an out-of-town tryout in Denver next summer before heading to the St. James Theatre in Spring 2018.
FROZEN features music and lyrics from the movie, written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit, Up Here) and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Up Here) and will have a book by Jennifer Lee (Wreck-It Ralph) who was the film’s screenwriter and director (along with Chris Buck). FROZEN won the 2014 Oscar for Best Song (Let It Go) and Best Animated Feature.
The design team for FROZEN includes scenic and costume design by seven-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins, The Coast of Utopia, An American In Paris), lighting design by five-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Aladdin, An American In Paris, The Glass Menagerie) and sound design by four-time Tony nominee Peter Hylenski (The Scottsboro Boys, Motown, After Midnight).
Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus (Avenue Q, Wicked, The Book of Mormon) is music supervisor and creates vocal and incidental arrangements.
Wolfe’s other Broadway credits include Everyday Rapture with Sherie Rene Scott (also Off-Broadway), 110 In The Shade and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (also in San Francisco and Boston).