Stage version of the animated hit starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell will be ninth Disney adaptation on Great White Way
“Frozen” is finally headed for the Great White Way.
A stage adaptation of Disney’s 2012 monster hit will hit Broadway stages in spring of 2018.
The show will be from the same people behind the film, songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, responsible for such songs as “Let It Go,” with a book by Jennifer Lee, who wrote the screenplay and co-directed the movie.
Alex Timbers will direct the stage adaptation, with Peter Darling on choreography.
New York-based Disney Theatrical Productions division is planning to mount a developmental version of “Frozen” somewhere outside of New York in the summer of 2017 before transferring it to Broadway.
The design team for “Frozen” includes scenic and costume design by seven-time Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Peter Hylenski.
Stephen Oremus is music supervisor and creates vocal and incidental arrangements.
Casting and the Broadway theatre will be announced at a later date. “Frozen” will be the ninth Disney film adapted for the Great White Way. “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” are currently still running.