After winning a Golden Globe for best animated film on Sunday, “Frozen” may one day be competing for a Tony Award with the announcement that it will be turned into a Broadway musical. Walt Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger revealed the gestating plans in an interview with Fortune.
In the interview, released Monday, Iger confirmed for the first time that Disney is in discussions to develop a stage show around the icy hit about two sibling princesses, although he made it clear that no time frame or creative team is yet in place. “We’re not demanding speed,” Iger told Fortune. “We’re demanding excellence.”
The development of the franchise was the biggest surprise of the Christmas season, becoming yet another sign that Disney is no longer in the shadow of animation rival Pixar.