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>> Adapting hit films for Broadway is nothing new. But turning a franchise like Frozen, the toy generating, top grossing, animated film of all time. Into a smash stage hit can at least shatter a few nerves.>> What are you so afraid of?>> I said, enough!>> Especially if you're stepping into the iconic role of Elsa.
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>> This character is so known and so loved. And Let It Go is such a massive phenomenon that there's some pressure that comes along with it.>> Armed with a reported $50 million budget, and lots of eyeliner, Frozen begins previews this week in New York. The Broadway version providing a couple of twists, including a new ending, and diverse casting, with Jelani Alladin as Kristoff.
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>> For them to choose me means the world, especially right now, when we are seeking more inclusion in Broadway.>> Frozen officially opens March 22nd. But against the backdrop of its big debut are less wholesome headlines involving the show's producer, Thomas Schumacher. Who is accused of sexual harassment.
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Claims he has denied, and which Reuters has not verified. Schumacher also produced Disney's Broadway version of The Lion King, now the company's top grossing stage show ever. The timing of the claims coming at a delicate moment for Frozen. As the family friendly show hopes to secure its place in Broadway history.
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