'Frozen's' cool appeal to be brought to the stage
January 14th, 2014
05:55 PM ET

'Frozen's' cool appeal to be brought to the stage

With Disney's "Frozen" starring Tony winner Idina Menzel, it was only a matter of time before it became a stage production.

Disney CEO Robert Iger confirmed as much to Fortune, telling the magazine that the 2013 blockbuster has potential far beyond the movie theater, and could work well as a musical.

"Frozen's" songs have become just as popular as the film itself, and seem practically destined for Broadway. Iger's in no rush to get there, though.

"We're not demanding speed," Iger told the magazine. "We're demanding excellence."

The adaptation shouldn't have to work too hard, since the source material has been a resounding success. "Frozen" is very loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," and tells the story of an optimistic young woman named Anna, who embarks on a journey to reconnect with her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have left their homeland stuck in a permanent winter.

Throw in a snowman sidekick named Olaf and a solid soundtrack, and Disney found itself with a movie on par with some of its greatest hits. Since it opened after Thanksgiving, "Frozen" has brought in $318 million domestically, and its soundtrack has reached No. 1 on Billboard's albums chart, even surpassing Beyonce's self-titled album.


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  2. Jae Hwa

    I think that the Diseny is having RE-GOLDEN TIME since Snow white and Cinderella

    January 18, 2014 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Meh

    /yawn

    January 17, 2014 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. janet lee

    Idina Menzel's voice is gorgeous. great movie, great songs, wlll translate so easily to broadway

    January 15, 2014 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tom

    Next.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Betsy

    Next....Frozen on Ice.

    January 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |

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