Get ready to have "Let It Go" back in your head. A musical adaptation of the beloved animated film Frozen is slated to open on Broadway in spring 2018, according to Disney Theatrical Productions. It will have previews in another unnamed city in 2017 before heading to the Great White Way.
After the overwhelming success of the 2013 film, a stage adaptation has been in the works since the get-go. Composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who won Oscars for writing "Let It Go" for the film, are behind the Broadway show, as well as Tony Award-winning set and costume, and lighting designers, respectively, Bob Crowley and Natasha Katz, who have worked on previous Disney on Broadway productions. Peter Darling, who has signed on for choreography, won the Tony for Billy Elliot and is currently with the hit show Matilda. Casting has not been announced yet.
With The Lion King entering its 20th anniversary on Broadway in 2017 and grossing more than $1.2 billion to date, and Disney's latest show Aladdin earning $148.5 million since its spring 2014 opening, Frozen is joining impressive company. But considering it made more than $1.3 billion worldwide, we'd say it has a pretty good chance of selling some tickets.
Broadway is going to have a cold spring, but that's a good thing in this case!