For the first time in forever — sorry, make that ever — Anna, Elsa, and the rest of the “Frozen” squad are coming to Broadway.
The New York Times reports that Disney is bringing its merchandise-happy 2013 hit to the Great White Way in the spring of 2018, making it the ninth Disney musical to do so. The Broadway edition of “Frozen” will be penned by the same husband-and-wife team of song writers who brought the story to the big screen, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, as well as the screenplay scribe Jennifer Lee, who was also co-director of the film — so basically, fans won’t have to worry about Olaf suddenly embracing autumn.
Alex Timbers (“Rocky”/“Peter and the Starcatcher”) is set to direct, with Peter Darling (“Billy Elliot”/“Matilda") on board for choreography, and Bob Crowley (“Mary Poppins”) rounding out the squad with costumes.
Production will reportedly begin in the summer of 2017, but there’s no word yet on casting. Fans and media alike will almost certainly have their eyes on Idina Menzel, who voiced Queen Elsa in the “Frozen” film and has performed on Broadway for over 20 years, most notably in the musical “Rent."