I know there has been some discussion in the past few weeks on a possible Frozen musical coming to DCA. Well, this is just to piggy-back off those discussions with some recent articles that came out today from BroadwayWorld and Playbill. Apparently it has been confirmed by Disney that a Frozen musical stage show IS being developed. However, it is not determined if the show will be heading to the theme park or Broadway. It also looks like a Frozen sequel is in the works as well.
"Disney is in the early stages of developing its hit, Golden Globe Award-winning animated musical "Frozen" for the stage, according to Deadline.com.Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger hinted at a potential stage premiere for "Frozen" in a recent interview with Fortune Magazine. "We're not demanding speed. We're demanding excellence," Iger said of the musical's development.
Disney later confirmed to EW that the project was in development, but it has not been determined whether the musical will be aimed for Broadway or one of Disney's theme parks."
"In an interview with Fortune magazine,Disney CEO Bob Iger gushed over the success of the company's newest animated hit FROZEN, currently heating up both domestic and global box offices. The exec called the animated musical, "my proudest moment as the CEO of the WaltDisney Company."
Iger also revealed to Fortune that a stage version of the film, which features voice overs from Broadway stars Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, is currently under discussion at the House of Mouse, however no time frame has been set for the project. "We're not demanding speed...We're demanding excellence," Iger explained.
In addition, movie audiences may soon be treated to a sequel of the Nordic-themed saga, following strong sales of licensed toys based on the film. Iger says the "exhilaration" from the studio's success "was profound", particularly after several disappointing animated endeavors released in recent years, including 2009's The Princess and the Frog.
"It's not about the bottom line. The bottom line is for the quarter. This is for something bigger and longer," he reflects, adding "If you think long term about what Disney is and the success and the vitality of the brand, this is a very, very important event."
Disney's Bob Iger Confirms Talks for FROZEN Sequel, Broadway Show!