Yes, the husband and wife songwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are giving Anna and Elsa a brand new duet to sing in Disney’s Broadway version of Frozen.
Called “I Can’t Lose You,” the duet replaces the established reprise of “For the First Time in Forever.” Remember that scene in the ice castle when Anna reunites with Elsa? She pleads with her sister to come back home while Elsa insists on staying in isolation. Yes, Disney is changing that scene in the Broadway show.
The reason behind the change, according to Disney Theatrical, is because they want to deepen the connection between Anna and Elsa. The reprise of “For the First Time in Forever” isn’t much of a true duet. Each sister sings her own individual monologue over each other. The new song, “I Can’t Lose You” will have the sisters singing to each other. What this duet sounds like and how it leads to Elsa hitting Anna with a flash of ice is only known to those fans lucky enough to see the touring production. “I Can’t Lose You” makes its Broadway debut tonight along with Kristoff’s new reprise to his song “What Do I Know About Love?”
But, some of the show’s original songs had to be cut in order to make room for the changes. For example, Anna’s second-act solo, “True Love” was completely cut to keep the momentum going and build up to the conclusion.
Broadway’s New Anna and Elsa
Two new beautiful actresses will step into the shoes first filled by Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell. It was just announced that Ciara Renée will be Broadway’s new Elsa and McKenzie Kurtz will be Broadway’s new Anna. They will be the first “Anna and Elsa” duo to sing the new duet on Broadway, although the song was first heard on the Frozen musical tour.
Stream Frozen‘s Broadway Cast Recording
Are you interested in hearing any of the new music and Frozen songs written for the Broadway show? Well, you don’t have to make the trip to New York and sit through the Broadway show to find out. The cast recording from Walt Disney Records is available online right now. Click here to begin downloading or streaming it and learn a thing or two about the show as well. And book a trip to New York through Academy Travel to experience Frozen on Broadway in real life!