Disney has no intention of letting its “Frozen” cash cow die with plans for both a new ABC Holiday special and an upcoming Broadway show announced.
First up, ABC has revealed that an all-new holiday special starring the whole “Frozen” cast of characters is in the works from “Prep & Landing” helmers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton. “The Frozen Holiday Special” will air Holidays 2017 and involves the original voice cast including Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad.
At the same time, Disney Theatrical Productions chief Thomas Schumacher has made it official that a “Frozen” live stage musical is in the works with plans for a Spring 2018 premiere.
The show will feature music and lyrics by the film’s score creators Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez with a book by Jennifer Lee. Alex Timbers (“Mozart In The Jungle”) will direct and Tony winner Peter Darling (“Matilda”) will choreograph.