Frozen Headed to Broadway — Disney Confirms Stage Version of Hit Animated Film
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Frozen Headed to Broadway — Disney Confirms Stage Version of Hit Animated Film

As if Broadway weren't any chillier during this bitter winter in NYC, it's about to get Frozen!

In an interview with Fortune magazine, Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger confirmed that the company is bringing the animated box office smash Disney hit from the big screen to the Great White Way, developing a musical based on the film.

Disney isn't in a huge rush, but that's a good news for fans. "We're not demanding speed," Bob says. "We're demanding excellence."

The film — which tells the tale of a princess who searches for her estranged sister, whose powers have trapped the kingdom in neverending winter — has become a phenomenon for Disney, earning $711.9 million worldwide so far, including $317.3 million domestically. It's the biggest hit for Disney Animation since 1994's The Lion King.

And the musical adaptation already has a head start — the film has critically-acclaimed original songs written by husband-and-wife songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, including "Let It Go."

That song, performed by Wicked's Idina Menzel in the film, has reached #27 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Robert also has serious Broadway street cred, having co-created The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q.

Sounds like this cool idea is gonna be a hot ticket come opening night!

Source: Fortune

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

01.14.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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