warning Hi, we've moved to USCANNENBERGMEDIA.COM. Visit us there!

Neon Tommy - Annenberg digital news

Disney's 'Frozen' Is Headed To Broadway

Dale Chong |
January 15, 2014 | 11:45 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

"Frozen" is heading to Broadway! (Disney)
"Frozen" is heading to Broadway! (Disney)
After winning a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, Disney's hit movie-musical "Frozen" may just be in line for a Tony Award.

Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger confirmed plans to turn the move into a Broadway musical, according to Fortune. "Frozen" will follow in the footsteps of other major Disney movie-turned-musicals such as "The Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast," and "The Little Mermaid," as it hits the Broadway stage.  

READ MORE: How Does 'Frozen' Compare To Other Disney Movies?

Disney Theatrical Productions confirmed that "Frozen" is in early development for the stage. However, there is no set time frame. 

"We're not demanding speed," Iger says. "We're demanding excellence." 

"Frozen," Disney's most successful film at the box office in nearly 20 years, tells the tale of Princess Anna's (Kristen Bell) journey to find her estranged sister, Elsa (Idina Menzel), who has magical powers and created an eternal winter on the kingdom. 

The songs for the movie were written by Robert Lopez and wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Lopez is known for his work as composer, lyricist, and book writer on Broadway shows "The Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q," both of which won him Tony Awards.

READ MORE: Soundtrack Review: 'Frozen'

"Frozen" consists of Broadway stars already, including Idina Menzel of "Wicked" and Jonathan Groff of "Spring Awakening." 

Though the Broadway adaptation of Disney's icy movie-musical is in its very early stages, there will be plenty of excitement for more songs, especially for characters such as Kristoff, Sven, and Marshmallow. 

There are so many different elements in the "Frozen" film, ranging from rolling trolls, to a summer palace and an overall wintry tale. How the film will be transformed into a staged production will be incredibly intriguing to see. Disney has proven to impress audiences with its other Broadway shows, and with a hit like "Frozen," they will be sure not to disappoint anyone when it comes to bringing the magic of "Frozen" to life.

READ MORE: Interview: Filmmakers Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck On 'Frozen'

Reach Executive Producer Dale Chong hereFollow her on Twitter here.



Craig Gillespie directed this true story about "the most daring rescue mission in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.”

Watch USC Annenberg Media's live State of the Union recap and analysis here.