January 13th, 2014
Disney’s hit new movie-musical Frozen is heading to the Great White Way, Walt Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger confirmed to Fortune.
It’s not yet clear when the animated musical about two estranged sisters will come to Broadway, though Iger said he is in talks to adapt the Golden Globe-winning film for the stage.
“We’re not demanding speed,” he told Fortune. “We’re demanding excellence.”
The transition from screen to stage is a no-brainer for the movie, which features songs written by Book of Mormon co-creator Robert Lopez and characters voiced by Broadway stars, including Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel and Tony nominees Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.
Frozen is Disney’s biggest hit since The Lion King, so far grossing $669 million at the box office (and that’s before it even opened in Asia). The movie’s soundtrack has also hovered at the top of the Amazon and iTunes charts. And spawned some absolutely adorable covers.