“For the first time in forever,” it has been confirmed that Disney’s popular film Frozen, will in fact head to Broadway. News broke on Tuesday of the long awaited and highly rumored move.
According to Oh My Disney, Frozen will join the ranks of other popular Disney productions on Broadway such as The Lion King and Aladdin. The pre-Broadway run is said to start sometime in summer of 2017 while the full Broadway lineup will begin in spring of 2018.
The musical, based on Disney’s Academy Award-winning film, Frozen, will feature music and lyrics by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Winnie the Pooh) and Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, Book of Mormon), who also wrote the music for the film. The story will be based on a book by the film’s screenwriter, Jennifer Lee. Though the cast won’t be announced until later, there are a ton of talented folks already attached to the project, including Tony Award-winner Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Mozart in the Jungle), and Peter Darling (Billy Elliot, Matilda), who will serve as director and choreographer respectively.
The design team is equally impressive, featuring scenic and costume designer Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), lighting designer Natasha Katz (Aladdin), sound designer Peter Hylenski, and music supervisor Stephen Oremus (Avenue Q, Wicked, Book of Mormon).
Be sure to stay tuned for updates on the cast lineup and official opening night.
What are your thoughts on Frozen coming to Broadway? Do you think original cast from the animated film will reprise their roles on stage?