It’s been more than two years since Frozen first hit cinema screens, but we still can’t let Anna, Elsa and Olaf go. And it’s a good job too, because the icy adventure is far from old news.
In fact, the rumours are true, the hugely popular Disney animation is heading to Broadway.
Frozen, which is officially the highest grossing animated film of all time, is joining the likes of The Lion King and Aladdin and being transformed into a stage musical. Disney confirmed the news today, saying: “For the first time in forever, Frozen is coming to Broadway!”
The musical will be based on the Oscar-winning movie and “a book by the film’s screenwriter, Jennifer Lee.”
There’s no cast confirmed just yet, but the musical already has a director – Tony Award-winning Alex Timbers – and a choreographer – Matilda and Billy Elliot’s Peter Darling. The stage play will feature music and lyrics from songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who wrote music for the film.
A design team are also already on board, including Bob Crowley, Natasha Katz, Peter Hylenski and Stephen Oremus, who between them have worked on Wicked, Book of Mormon, Aladdin and Mary Poppins.
Frozen the Musical is slated for Broadway in spring 2018 with a pre-Broadway engagement in summer 2017.