New Songs in the Works for Frozen Stage Adaptation


Frozen Stage Adaptation

The team behind the songs in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen is working on new songs for the musical stage adaptation, according to the Daily Mail.

The site said that Kristen Anderson-Lopez and her husband (and song-writing partner) Robert Lopez, who wrote the film’s songs such as “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” have met with Frozen director and co-writer Jennifer Lee, Disney Theatrical Productions president and producer Thomas Schumacher, and Alex Timbers (director of hit show “Here Lies Love”) about the production.

“As has already been announced, Disney Theatrical is working on a stage adaptation of the animated film ‘Frozen,'” said Schumacher in a statement following the Daily Mail report. “It will come as no surprise that the EGOT-winning Broadway veteran Robert Lopez and the Oscar- and Grammy-winning Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who wrote the indelible songs for the film, will be working on the show and that Oscar-winner Jennifer Lee, co-director and screenwriter of the film, will be working on the book of the stage version. No other staffing or dates have been announced.”

The Daily Mail added that the production could be eyeing a 2017 debut, but that is not confirmed. It has also not been confirmed whether Timbers will direct.

The next time we’ll see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf is in the 7-minute long animated short Frozen Fever, which will premiere in theaters in front of Cinderella on March 13. You can view images from the short below. There’s also been rumors about a proper Frozen sequel, but Disney has not officially announced one yet.

Frozen is the highest-grossing animated title of all time, earning $1.274 billion at the worldwide box office.