Disney plans stage adaptation of 'Frozen'

9:40 PM, Jan 13, 2014   |    comments
This file image provided by Disney shows Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." According to studio estimates Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, Disney’s “Frozen” remained atop the box office with $20.7 million, freezing out the horror spinoff “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.”
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(USA TODAY) - It seemed as inevitable as frost in winter, and now it's official: A stage musical adaptation of Frozen is being planned.

A spokesperson for Disney Theatrical Productions confirms that the smash-hit film, a tale of love between two royal sisters, is in early development for a stage production. The movie features tunes by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Robert Lopez (a co-creator of the Broadway behemoth The Book of Mormon) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who also collaborated on 2011's Winnie The Pooh.

The Frozen soundtrack made big news when it reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard's album's chart last week, knocking Beyoncé out of that slot.

A stage adaptation of another Disney film, 1992's animated Aladdin, is set to begin previews Feb. 26 on Broadway, in preparation for a March 20 opening.

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