Love is an open (stage) door!
No need to let it go, folks! Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, is coming to Broadway in the spring of 2018, Disney has confirmed, with a limited pre-Broadway engagement in the summer of 2017.
We know the play will be written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the geniuses behind the unforgettable music and lyrics in the film (no, truly, unforgettable). As in, I still can't get "Let It Go" out of my head years after the movie's release. Jennifer Lee, who wrote the screenplay, is also on board.
No word on whether any of the big-name stars who voiced the characters in Frozen will appear in the Broadway show. But Disney announced that Kristen Bell (Anna), Josh Gad (Olaf), and Idina Menzel (Elsa), will be starring in an upcoming holiday TV special. Yay! Maybe for the first time in forever we can watch something other than the original—which I love, don't get me wrong, but I mean, my kids have probably seen Frozen more than 100 times. I'd love to expand our horizons with a new special.
As for the play, this production marks the ninth Disney musical to appear on Broadway. And if it's anything like The Lion King or Aladdin, ticket prices are sure to be royally expensive. Still, I'm sure the play is going to be incredible, especially if any of the original stars are involved. And hey, some things are worth freezing, er, splurging for.
Would you go see the Frozen musical on Broadway?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.