Disney’s hit Frozen took over theaters, is taking over the ocean, and soon it will be setting its sights on Broadway. The Daily Mail is reporting that the team responsible for bringing the film to life as a Frozen musical is eyeing a possible 2017 release date.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and her husband (and song-writing partner) Robert Lopez, who wrote the hit Let It Go (among others), met Jennifer Lee, the film’s writer and co-director; Thomas Schumacher, who heads Disney Theatricals; and Alex Timbers, who directed the recent National Theatre and New York Public Theatre hit show Here Lies Love.
Lee is said to be working with the Lopezes on the best way to bring the film to life. The song-writing duo also already have a couple original songs ready to go. All the show is waiting on now, according to reports, is the right theater to come along and snag up the rights to the production.
To date, no cast has been announced for the live show, Edina Menzel – who played Elsa in the film – will not be part of it.
Frozen is a massive global success and continues to be so even a year after it released in theaters. It sits as the fifth highest grossing movie all time, and the highest animated film of all time, worldwide. A new Frozen short titled Frozen Fever is scheduled to play before the live-action Cinderella showings in March.
There is also a currently-running on-ice production of the film making its way across North America. Like any Disney On Ice production, it features guest appearances from several other big-name Disney characters from Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and others.Source: Daily Mail