Disney’s Thomas Schumacher sheds some light on the “huge expectations” involved in bringing Frozen to a Broadway audience.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, it all started following an exclusive screening of the Disney hit. The president and producer at Disney Theatrical Group says after finishing the film, he instantly texted Pixar’s John Lesseter asking “When do we start?”
“I came out at 1:30 in the morning, and I texted John Lasseter and said, ‘When do we start?’,” said Schumacher.
“Within about 60 seconds my phone rings, and it’s John screaming because he’s always wanted to try something onstage. There’s something purely theatrical about the relationship between these two women [Elsa and Anna]. You can see it.”
“I’m already talking to directors, and I have a design concept, and we have to begin to fashion this idea. It doesn’t need to be fast. It needs to be great.”
Later in the interview, Schumacher also comments on the prospect of bringing Marvel or Lucasfilm IPs to Broadway. Now that both Lucasfilm and Marvel are owned by Disney, could we expect a Broadway version of Spider-Man or Star Wars?
“I have been talking with Marvel about theatrical opportunities. I have a very cool idea, but it would not be what you’re expecting. There is a very interesting Lucas-oriented live event that could happen, but there’s no rush on that.”
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