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Disney's ‘Frozen’ Hitting the Broadway Stage in Spring of 2018 [Details]

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A staged musical adaptation of "Frozen" is heading to Broadway in the spring of 2018.

Disney announced the news on Tuesday, saying that a developmental production of "Frozen" outside New York will be held beginning in the summer of 2017 before the show's Broadway debut in 2018, The New York Times reported.

The adaptation, which is produced by Disney Theatrical Production, serves as the ninth musical that Disney has landed in Broadway through the company's theatrical division based in New York, the news outlet added. The list also includes "The Lion King" and "Aladdin."

According to the musical's press release, "Frozen" will showcase music and lyrics by the creators of the film score, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and a book penned by Jennifer Lee, the original flick's screenwriter and co-director.

Serving as the project's director is Alex Timbers, who also helmed Broadway's "Peter and the Starcatcher" and "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," the news outlet further reported. Peter Darling, who also worked on "Billy Elliot" and Matilda," is the musical's choreographer. Seven-time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley is the scenic and costume designer.

Other members for the production team are lighting designer Natasha KaK, sound designer Peter Hylenski, and Stephen Oremus as music supervisor and creator of vocal and incidental arrangements, the press release listed.

The theater in which it will be held is to be announced. Casting remains to be announced as well, the press release added.

"Frozen" is based on a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen, The New York Times wrote. It tells the story of a princess named Elsa who's having a hard time controlling her ability to manipulate ice, and her younger and loving sister Anna. Eventually, Elsa becomes the Snow Queen of Arendelle.

The film bowed in theaters in 2013 and featured the voices of Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, the news outlet noted. The movie grossed $400 million in domestic theaters and almost $1.3 billion internationally, even winning an Academy Award for best animated film and best original song - "Let It Go."

"Frozen's" worldwide fame is apparent in the sudden surge of baby girls named Elsa. According to Social Security Administration data analyzed by The New York Times, "Elsa" is the 286th most common name given to newborn girls, with a total of 1,131 babies bearing the name last year.

A sequel for the film is also in the works and was announced in March 2015 by Disney's Bob Iger and Jon Lasseter, The Hollywood Reporter added.

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