On the heels of a Golden Globe win for Best Animated Feature, Disney’s Frozen is headed to Broadway.
On the heels of last night’s Golden Globe win for Best Animated Feature, Disney’s Frozen is headed to Broadway, Variety reports.
A spokesman for Disney Theatrical Productions has reportedly confirmed that Disney Animation’s hit musical adaptation is in early development for the stage, following a Fortune interview in which Bob Iger said the studio was in discussions about it.
Disney Theatrical oversees a robust licensing business as well as international activities, so stage versions of Disney properties have other places to go besides Broadway, from Stuttgart to regional and amateur theaters around the U.S. During last year’s D23 expo, songwriter Alan Menken said Disney’s 2010 animated outing Tangled is in the works as a cruise ship production.
Frozen songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez previously wrote the Disney Parks stage version of Finding Nemo. Lopez has also had Broadway stage successes with Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon.
Frozen has grossed $ $711.9 million worldwide to date, and has yet to open in China and Japan. The number one all-time Disney animation debut, it is expected to soon pass The Lion King in overall box office; it's also the number one album on both Amazon and iTunes.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.