"Frozen" Producer Confirms Broadway Musical Adaptation

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"Frozen" producer Peter Del Vecho confirmed to TVGuide.com that a stage musical adaptation of the hit film, featuring a score by Academy Award winners Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, is in development.

"What we have talked about is a Broadway show, which is under development. There's no specific timeline for that," Del Vecho said, adding that directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will be brought on to work on the project. He continued, "It'll get produced from our theatrical unit. That's the next logical step for the project."

Del Vecho's statement on the stage adaptation comes days before an ABC television special that will document the making of the film. "The Story of 'Frozen': Making a Disney Animated Classic" airs Sept. 2 at 8 PM.

In a February Playbill.com interview with the "Frozen" songwriters, just days before their Oscar win, Kristen Anderson Lopez revealed that a stage adaptation was in "very early talks."

Read the full interview with Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez here.

* Directed by Chris Buck ("Tarzan," "Surf's Up") and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter "Wreck-It Ralph") from a screenplay by Lee, the voice cast of the film features Bell ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall," The Crucible), Menzel (Wicked, If/Then), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Tony Award nominees Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) and Santino Fontana (Cinderella), Alan Tudyk (Prelude to a Kiss) and Ciarán Hinds (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof).

The film uses original songs by husband-and-wife songwriters Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez as well as an original score composed by Christophe Beck ("The Muppets").

Here's how the film, produced by Peter Del Vecho, is described: "Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom."

Additionally, Disney has released a multi-language version of the film's hit song "Let It Go," which can be seen below.

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