Michael Grandage to serve as the New Director of Frozen

Tony-winner British director Michael Grandage is all set to take the reins of the Broadway adaptation of Frozen along with Olivier Award-winning Scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram.

Grandage replaces Alex Timbers, a two time tony award nominee who directed Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Pee-Wee Herman Show and Rocky on Broadway, had been initially commissioned to direct Frozen but left this summer. Whereas Oram replaces original designer Bob Crowley.

Grandage won the Tony for Best Direction of a Play for Red, while Oram picked up Best Scenic Design for the same show. Grandage and Oram have previously collaborated on productions including The Cripple of Inishmaan and Red.

Disney Theatrical Productions said it will mount the show at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August 2017. It is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits Aladdin and The Lion King. Casting will be announced later.

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