Disney Picks Black Actors For Frozen On Broadway, Some Fans Upset


Disney’s beloved story Frozen is coming to Broadway, and some fans are upset over casting news, according to MTO. News hit yesterday that  producers of Disney’s new Frozen On Broadway – revealed the cast, which features African American actors.  That’s when angry comments surfaced online.

Apparently producers did a blind casting and picked actors based strictly on talent, and not race. Here’s a list of actors being reported.  The African American actors are in bold.

Wicked alum Alyssa Fox is the standby for Elsa, while Aisha Jackson will standby for the role of Anna.

The newly announced principals join  Caissie Levy as Elsa, Patti Murin as Anna, Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans, and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton.  See the full cast list HERE!

In my opinion I don’t think most people, especially kids, even care.  They love the characters and the music. The Broadway version is different from the movie, so why not mix it up!   What do you think of these casting choices for Frozen on Broadway? 

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