Disney Confirms ‘Frozen’ Will Head to Broadway


Disney CEO Bob Iger told Fortune that Frozen, the animation studio’s smashing success, will head to Broadway.

Frozen’s impact goes far beyond the movie theater, making it a key example of the synergy Iger has become known for during his Disney tenure. Anna and Elsa, the lead characters in the movie, have already become top-selling toys, as has Olaf the snowman, and a Frozen attraction at Disney’s theme parks would be another logical step. Its music, written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, is a natural for Broadway.

No time frame has been announced, although Disney Theatrical Productions has said it is in “early development for the stage.”

The score for the film was co-written by Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon Tony winner Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

[via Broadway.com]