NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Disney has announced that “Frozen” will make its Broadway debut in 2018.
A musical adaptation of the 2013 movie will arrive on Broadway sometime in the Spring of 2018. The show will add to Disney’s already robust Broadway repertoire, which includes “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.”
Students from P.S. 142, along with many other theater goers, were excited to hear that one of their favorite films will be coming to life, CBS2’s Jill Nicolini reported.
“I think it’s great. I think the kids will love it and it will be something the parents will know every single word of, over and over,” Christine Barnaby, of the Upper West Side, said.
The Walt Disney Animation Studio film grossed over $1 billion dollars and became the highest-grossing animated feature in history. “Frozen” also took home the Academy Award for “Best Animated Film” and “Best Original Song” in 2014.
“The kids are gonna come in their little outfits and everything it’s going to be awesome,” one woman told Nicolini.
Actor Alan Tudyk, who voiced the role of the evil “Duke of Weselton” in the movie, also expressed excitement over the upcoming Broadway show.
“I’m excited,” Tudyk said. “I don’t know if they’ll cast me as he old man, but maybe one of the smaller roles… that doesn’t sing.”
Alex Timbers is set to direct the musical and Peter Darling will be the choreographer. So far no word on what theatre “Frozen” will occupy here and Broadway fans are anxious to learn who will be cast.
Disney said casting for the show will be announced at a later date, with the pre-engagement show set to kick off in Summer 2017.
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