The first song from the new Frozen Broadway musical has just been released. Caissie Levy performed "Monster" on Friday, Feb. 23.
Oscar-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote the lyrics for "Monster." Levy, who plays Elsa in the musical, sung "Monster" with so much emotion. She belted out high notes and reached them with ease.
The three other songs from the Frozen musical will be released on three consecutive Fridays. One song will be available on March 2, while the rest of the songs will be available on March 9 and 16. The Frozen musical actually features 12 songs, but fans will only have access to three songs via YouTube. These are "What Do You Know About Love?" "True Love," and "Dangerous to Dream."
The original soundtrack for Frozen featured the hit songs "Let It Go," "Love Is An Open Door," "Frozen Heart," "For the First Time in Forever," "Some People Are Worth Melting For," "Return to Arendelle," "We Were So Close," "Marshmallow Attack!" "Conceal, Don't Feel," and "Only An Act of True Love."
In the play, Patti Murin portrays the role of Anna, Jelani Alladin takes over the role of Kristoff, Greg Hildreth plays the role of Olaf, and John Riddle gives life to the character of Hans. The Frozen cast also includes Kevin Del Aguila (Oaken) and Robert Creighton (Duke of Weselton).
Levy has starred in a slew of Broadway musicals, namely, Ghost, Wicked, and Les Miserables. Murin previously appeared in Xanadu and Lysistrata Jones.
The first Frozen show on Broadway took place at the St. James Theater on Feb. 22. The show will run until next year, and tickets are available online.
Disney's 'Frozen' Success
Disney released Frozen in 2013. The film follows the lives of Anna (Kristen Bell) and Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel). Anna and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) went on a mission to help Elsa get rid of her spell, and they succeeded. Frozen became such a huge hit that it earned over $1.2 billion in the United States alone.
Frozen received the 2014 Blimp Award for Favorite Animated Movie and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature in the same year. Other recognitions include Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature, BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film and PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures.