Friday, December 6

Breaking news: Samantha Barks to play Elsa in Frozen London which will have a new duet added to score

Breaking news this morning is that Pretty Woman and Les Miserables star Samantha Barks will play Elsa in Disney's FROZEN when it opens in London's Drury Lane Theatre  next October.

It has also been announced that a brand-new duet titled, "I Can't Lose You"  between sisters Anna and Elsa and will make its debut on the national tour at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre before being added to the score of the West End production. According to director Michael Grandage, more 'bespoke' changes are on the way for the show's West End mounting.
The iconic role of Elsa, the snow queen of Arendelle, was originated by Idina Menzel in the film and later reimagined by Caissie Levy in the Broadway production.The UK production team are to meet again in late January to hold final auditions for the co-starring role of Elsa's sister, Anna.

Barks recently completed a run as Vivian in the Broadway adaptation of the classic comedy, Pretty Woman. She garnered rave reviews and acclaim for her performance as Éponine in Universal's film adaptation of Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper starring alongside Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, and Anne Hathaway.

The production will reopen the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with previews commencing in October 2020. With music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, Frozen - directed by Michael Grandage - opens for priority booking late January 2020, with general on sale on 6 March 2020. Groups and schools booking opens on 24 February 2020.

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