‘Frozen’ Broadway Show Will Feature New Songs to Help You Get “Let It Go” Out of Your Head
You simply cannot mention Frozen without having the film’s hit song, “Let It Go”, trapped in your head on repeat. But that might change relatively soon: following the recent announcement that Disney’s wildly successful film is heading to Broadway comes word that the film’s songwriters are working on new songs for the stage production, which might debut as soon as 2017.
The Daily Mail reports that EGOT-winner Robert Lopez and his wife and award-winning songwriting partner Kristen Anderson-Lopez are writing a couple of new songs for the Frozen stage show. The pair have met with Frozen co-writer and director Jennifer Lee, along with Disney theatricals head Thomas Schumacher and Alex Timbers (who directed the stage show Here Lies Love) to discuss ideas for the upcoming Frozen show. It’s unclear whether Timbers will direct the Frozen play, but Lee is working on the show’s book and collaborating with her songwriting team to adapt the hit animated film for the stage.
While a 2017 release has yet to be confirmed, Schumacher released this statement (via Coming Soon) to confirm the staff:
As has already been announced, Disney Theatrical is working on a stage adaptation of the animated film ‘Frozen,’ It will come as no surprise that the EGOT-winning Broadway veteran Robert Lopez and the Oscar- and Grammy-winning Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who wrote the indelible songs for the film, will be working on the show and that Oscar-winner Jennifer Lee, co-director and screenwriter of the film, will be working on the book of the stage version. No other staffing or dates have been announced.
You won’t have to wait too long to see Anna, Elsa, Olaf and their pals again, though — the new Disney animated short Frozen Fever is attached to the release of Cinderella, hitting theaters on March 13.