“Frozen” fans get ready those Elsa costumes because a gigantic news is coming up.
The Academy Award-winning film will be coming to Broadway in 2018.
Disney announced this week its plans to bring a staged musical adaptation of “Frozen,” the box office animated film that gave the world the earworm “Let It Go,” New York Times reported.
Disney said it is set to do a developmental production of “Frozen” outside New York, starting in the summer of 2017, before they will bring it to Broadway the following spring.
The show will then join “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” on Broadway in the spring of 2018, ABC noted.
Alex Timbers, co-writer and co-creator of the recent Golden Globe-winning Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle,” is set to direct the broadway show. It will be choreographed by Peter Darling, who is known for his Tony-winning work in “Billy Elliot.” The musical will also feature music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and a book by Jennifer Lee, who penned and co-directed the screenplay.
According to New York Times, Disney has yet to announce the full cast for the show, a city for the pre-Broadway staging, a theater on Broadway, and even the exact dates for the productions.
As for “Frozen 2,” the movie sequel is still on. In March, Disney and Pixar have confirmed that there will be a sequel to the 2013 blockbuster animated film.
“Frozen” director Christopher Buck revealed that they already started forming the plot for the part two.
“Jen and I are just getting back into the story room together and throwing ideas around. We have an overall idea, a concept, which I think is a very strong one. I’m very excited about doing it,” he said.
Buck also admitted that they are careful crafting the plot for “Frozen 2” because kids watch them over and over again.
The movie, which followed the life of ice queen Elsa and her sister Anna, was released in 2013. It grossed a whopping $1.3 billion worldwide.
“Frozen” also won Academy Awards for best animated film and “Let It Go” for best original song. The movie featured the voices of Idina Menzel (Elsa) and Kristen Bell (Anna).