It took films by storm and today the smash hit Disney animation Frozen is heading to Broadway, the entertainment giant said, confirming months of speculation that was fevered. The musical version will open outside The Big Apple in August 2017 and then hit Broadway in spring 2018.
“As you understand, a sequel of Frozen is in the works,” Disney chief operating officer Tom Staggs said during a conference call with analysts.”In the meantime Disney Animation is creating the first ever Frozen television special, which will air on ABC during the 2017 holiday season, as well as in the custom of Lion King and Aladdin, we have a new Frozen musical slated for Broadway in 2018.”
Released in 2013, the movie is among the very most successful in history, making $1.27 billion at the box office.
The musical will feature the exact same writers as the film — music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.Broadly based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, the movie tells the story of princess
Anna, who sets off on a journey to find her sister Elsa, whose tough-to-command icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. The extremely popular film picked up a clutch of other prizes as well as two Oscars across the way.