Broadway's 'Frozen' is first musical to permanently close due to virus

According to Broadway World, "Frozen" brought in some $155-million at the box office and was seen by more than 1.35 million viewers. 

According to Broadway World, "Frozen" brought in some $155-million at the box office and was seen by more than 1.35 million viewers. 

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NEW YORK - "Frozen" -- based on Disney's blockbuster hit movie -- will not reopen on Broadway, the production said, marking the first musical to announce permanent cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The show had been performed 851 times since its May 2018 opening at New York's St. James Theatre. 

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The musical's staff is "heartbroken" over the closure, the production said on Twitter. 

"Some people are worth melting for, and today our hearts melt with you," the post said, in reference to the show's snowy plot. 

According to Broadway World, "Frozen" brought in some $155-million at the box office and was seen by more than 1.35 million viewers. 

The Broadway League professional association announced that New York's famous theatres will remain shuttered until at least September 6, and local authorities have not yet offered a potential timeline for reopening.

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