The kingdom of Arendelle is moving to Broadway in spring 2018.
Everyone's favorite royals are heading to Broadway! It's safe to assume the plot of the musical will follow the same storyline from the film, with all the same characters (how are they going to teach a reindeer that choreography?). Before Frozen opens officially, there's going to be a test run outside New York City (location to be announced) starting in summer 2017.
This is the ninth musical and tenth show that Disney's adapted for the main stage. Their most recent film-to-live-musical adaptation, Aladdin, has been an instant hit, with 790 shows since it opened on March 20, 2014. Then there's The Lion King, which has done 7,599 shows in just under 20 years, and had successful runs in the UK, Japan, Germany, Australia, Mexico, and Spain.
Frozen the Musical's got a lot to live up to after the 2013 film became the highest grossing animated film of all time. Even Frozen On Ice broke records for ticket sales, selling 700,000 tickets in its first week. But with this franchise behind it, there's every reason to believe Frozen the Musical is going to be a winner.
Frozen the Musical will feature the same Oscar-winning songs from the movie, written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The rest of the team includes director Alex Timbers and Peter Darling, the Tony-winning choreographer from Billy Elliot. No word on casting yet, but whoever is going to follow Idina Menzel has got to be pretty awesome.
Can't wait to find out about casting and other news from the show? You can sign up for updates on the musical website.
And since you know you'll be singing it for the rest of the day anyway: