Broadway.com has just shared that Alex Timbers is set to direct the upcoming FROZEN musical for Broadway. It has also been confirmed that Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez will be writing new songs for the adaptation of the movie.
Timbers is perhaps best known by Disney fans for his Tony nomination for the popular PETER AD THE STARCATCHER musical.
Nothing official yet on the date for FROZEN on Broadway but look out for it sometime in 2017!
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Frozen Aims to Cast a Spell on Broadway in 2017 with New Songs! Alex Timbers Will Direct
Wanna build a snowman on the Great White Way? We’ll have to wait until 2017! According to The Daily Mail, Disney Theatrical is on track to bring Elsa and company to Broadway at some point that year. Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers is on board to take the reins of the Great White Way adaptation of the Disney megahit, which will feature a book by the film’s writer and co-director Jennifer Lee.
Husband-and-wife songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who penned the film’s soundtrack, are already at work on the stage show’s score, which will feature some new songs. But don’t worry; we’re sure Elsa will still belt out the Oscar-worthy “Let It Go.”
Plans for a Broadway adaptation of the Oscar-winning animated film were originally confirmed in January 2014. In October, Disney Theatrical president Thomas Schumacher revealed that he had a design concept and had been talking to directors.
Timbers received a Tony nomination for directing Peter and the Starcatcher, as well as for the book of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (which he also directed). His additional directing credits on the Great White Way include The Pee-Wee Herman Show and, most recently, Rocky. Most recently, he has helmed Here Lies Love off-Broadway and in London. He is also a co-creator and co-writer of the music-themed Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle.
Among the Broadway-friendly voices featured in the film are If/Then supernova Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Kristen Bell.