Walt Disney Animation Studios’ megahit, Frozen, is officially heading to Broadway.
Disney Theatrical Group announced Tuesday that a musical adaptation will open in the spring of 2018 after a limited pre-Broadway engagement in the summer of 2017.
The animation earned $1.28 billion at the global box office after its 2013 release and spawned a short film, Frozen Fever, in 2015—.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who wrote the film’s original music and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Let It Go,” will write the score for the live-action stage show.
Frozen now follows in the tradition of other Disney productions like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Newsies and Aladdin.
Meanwhile, as filmmakers work on the movie Frozen 2 (release date TBD), ABC also announced Tuesday that three members of the original voice cast— Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel—will reprise their roles for a holiday special, which does not have a title or date set in stone. Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton are directing the TV special, while Roy Conli is producing.
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