Why 'Frozen' Actress Patti Murin Called out of Evening Performance
On Tuesday, April 17, Broadway actress Patti Murin called out of the evening performance of Frozen at the St. James Theatre. She took to social media the following day to explain her decision.
The actress, who also appeared in the Broadway and national tour productions of Xanadu, Lysistrata Jones and Wicked, announced she had to call out of the show due to "a massive anxiety attack in the afternoon." She added that Disney has been "nothing but supportive" of her decision.
We applaud Patti for her bravery in shedding light on mental health and expelling the stigma behind it.
The highly anticipated stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen opened on Broadway March 22. 2018 to mixed reviews. With music written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the production is lead by Caissie Levy and Patti Murin as royal sisters Elsa and Anna, respectively. Among those joining them are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, John Riddle as Hans, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, and Robert Creighton as Weselton.
We wish Patti a healthy recovery.
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