Are you ready for more Frozen? Well, you should be because this is one franchise that no-one can, em, let go – ahem.
With the show announced as coming to Broadway, the film’s songwriters are furiously working on new material that has one task and one task only: to help the audience forget about Let It Go, with the rumour being that they want everyone to not just think of that one song whenever Frozen is mentioned.
Disney theatricals head Thomas Schumacher released this statement: “As has already been announced, Disney Theatrical is working on a stage adaptation of the animated film ‘Frozen,’ 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.”
Personally, I like Let It Go and think that anyone who tries to make people forget about one of cinema’s most recognisable songs would need to be send to a therapist. Especially as they plan to put on a big-stage version.
So, while the show is definitely coming, I doubt the idea is to make people forget, but rather simply embellish the show with more great musical numbers.
Now, Do You Want To Build A Snowman? Anyone? Anyone?
It’s rumoured that it will arrive in 2017 but remember, Frozen Fever will be attached to Kenneth Brannagh’s Cinderella, hitting cinemas on March 13th, so Anna and Elsa are never far away…