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'Frozen' on Broadway Announces Permanent Closing Amid Pandemic

Frozen is coming to a close on Broadway.

The Disney production announced its permanent closure on Thursday (May 14), and is the first production to shut down amid the ongoing global health crisis.

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The show first opened on March 22, 2018 at the St. James Theatre.

“Today’s news should be an all hands on deck moment for Governor Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio and Congress. The arts and entertainment sector drives the economy of New York, just like it does in cities and towns across the country. Decisions made in the days and weeks ahead will shape the future of the arts sector for years to come. Public officials at all levels must think much more boldly about supporting the arts or our entire economy will be slower to recover,” said Actors’ Equity Association’s Mary McColl.

Frozen was a solid performer in its run, routinely grossing 80-90% of box office potential. The week before shutdown, it grossed $798,610 of its $1.2 million potential.

“The permanent closure of Frozen, though, represents a significant new development in the damage done to Broadway by the pandemic and shutdown, the first casualty of a show that had been up, running and healthy before COVID-19 hit the city,” Deadline reports.

Josh Gad Shares Footage & Emotional Note About New Song 'I Am With You' From Frozen's Olaf - Watch (Video)

Josh Gad is opening up about the making of “I Am With You” for Disney‘s At Home With Olaf emotional short amid quarantine.

The 39-year-old Frozen actor posted a behind-the-scenes video on his Instagram on Wednesday (May 13) along with an explanation.

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“Over a month ago, I got a call from @alittlejelee that Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez who wrote the music to both #Frozen films wrote a song about spiritually being together while all of us remain far apart. They sent the song and I immediately cried (of course),” he wrote.

“The video which can now be seen on my page or the @disney social pages is similarly bringing people to tears and reminding everyone that we are all together right now even though we are separated by great distances. I decided to shoot a video of myself singing the song the day I recorded it. Hope you enjoy this behind the scenes look at me singing #IAmWithYou which is the final #AtHomeWithOlaf short.”

If you didn’t know, Disney just set a date for a partial opening.

Watch Josh Gad record, as well as the final song inside…More Here! »

Olaf Is Having The Most Fun at Home in 'At Home for Olaf' Shorts - Watch Them All Now!

Olaf has been having a great time staying at home in Walt Disney’s At Home with Olaf shorts.

Josh Gad returns at the voice of Frozen‘s resident snowman, who is having the time of his life exploring Arendelle from inside the castle, and the outdoor grounds.

You can watch Olaf become a one man band, have the most fun with just a box, and get into trouble with a candy jar.

“These little shorts done from home by Hyrum & the @DisneyAnimation team are so charming & hopefully provide a smile during these scary times🙏,” Josh recently shared about the project.

You can watch all the available shorts below!

Josh Gad Will Return as Olaf in Disney+ 'Frozen' Short Series 'At Home with Olaf'

More Olaf is on the way to help us through quarantine!

Disney announced today that a brand new short series called At Home with Olaf is on the way to Disney+.

The series will be a collection of Frozen spin-off shorts and Josh Gad, working from home, will be back as the loveable snowman.

“My friends @alittlejelee & @mrhyrum called me up one day & asked me if I would be able 2 record some dialogue & sounds as Olaf from home,” Josh shared on his Twitter with fans. “These little shorts done from home by Hyrum & the @DisneyAnimation team are so charming & hopefully provide a smile during these scary times🙏.”

Check out the teaser for the series, which will start this week on the streaming service, below!

Watch the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestants Lip Sync to 'Let It Go' (Video)

The latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race had an epic Lip Sync battle set to the tune of “Let It Go” from the musical Frozen!

The VH1 series decided to use the Broadway version of the song, which features actress Caissie Levy‘s epic final notes on “the cold never bothered me anyway.”

Contestants Aiden Zhane and Brita lip synced for their lives and SPOILER ALERT… Aiden Zhane went home.

After Caissie found out that her song was used on the show, she tweeted, “I am DEAD. ❄️💃🤩.”

Caissie added, “I…feel like I just won a Tony???”

'Frozen 2' Will Debut on Disney+ This Weekend to Provide Families with 'Fun & Joy' Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

UPDATE: Frozen 2 is officially out on Disney+ right now!!

Frozen 2 is being added to Disney+ on Sunday (March 15), three months earlier than planned, to provide “families with some fun and joy during this challenging period.”

The film has been available for digital HD purchase since February 11 and on Blu-ray since February 25. It wasn’t supposed to premiere on the streaming service until June, but it definitely will provide families with an outlet amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Frozen 2 has captivated audiences around the world through its powerful themes of perseverance and the importance of family, messages that are incredibly relevant during this time, and we are pleased to be able to share this heartwarming story early with our Disney+ subscribers to enjoy at home on any device,” Disney’s new CEO Bob Chapek said in a statement.

Subscribers in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand will be able to stream Frozen 2 starting on March 17.

Frozen 2 is the number one animated movie of all time after grossing $1.449 billion at the box office.

Disney+ just revealed all of the titles that have been trending this week.

Broadway's 'Frozen' Will Introduce a New Song Tonight, Along with New Stars as Elsa, Anna, & Hans

New stars are being welcomed into the cast of Broadway’s Frozen tonight (February 18) and the show will also introduce some other big changes.

Tonight’s performance on Broadway marks the debuts of Ciara Renee as Elsa, McKenzie Kurtz as Anna, and Ryan McCartan as Hans.

The Broadway production will be introducing some changes that were made for the North American tour. In the show’s second act, Elsa and Anna will no longer sing the “For the First Time in Forever” reprise and they’ll instead perform the new duet “I Can’t Lose You.”

Kristoff, who is currently being played by Noah J. Ricketts, will also get a reprise for his song “What Do I Know About Love?” to express his growing feelings for Anna.

Anna’s second act solo song “True Love” has been cut and the act two opening number “Hygge” is being trimmed.

Ciara is best known for her work on The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, and The Flash. She has been seen on Broadway in Pippin and Big Fish. Ryan got his start on the Disney Channel and was recently on Broadway in Wicked. McKenzie is making her Broadway debut!

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