Disney have announced plans for a stage production based on the 2013 blockbuster, which will open in the prestigious New York theater district in spring 2018 after a stint at an as-yet disclosed venue in summer 2017.
A new Twitter account, @FrozenBroadway was set up to announce the news, in a post which read: “FROZEN is slated for Broadway spring 2018 following a pre-Broadway engagement summer 2017 FrozenTheMusical.com.”
Golden Globe Award and two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers – who was behind the Broadway show Peter and the Starcatcher – will serve as the production’s director, while Tony winner Peter Darling will serve as choreographer.
A number of creatives from the movie will be working on the musical, including writer Jennifer Lee and composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
A cast for the production has yet to be announced, but theater veteran Idina Menzel – who voiced Queen Elsa in the animated movie – has previously admitted she’d love to reprise the role in a live adaptation.
Asked about the possibility, she said: “Yes! Sure! Absolutely! It was such a dream of mine to be in the Disney family and become an animated queen.”
Frozen is the highest-grossing animated movie in history, earning almost $1.3 billion at the global box office.
It won two Oscars, for both Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, for “Let It Go.”