As you may have heard Frozen will be coming to Broadway in the Spring of 2018. The original composers will write additional new songs which is smart since the second half of Frozen the movie is weirdly not a musical at all. The songs abruptly end after "Let It Go"
It will be curious to have two versions of Wicked on stage simultaneously, though.
Shade. (I couldn't resist.)
No matter how much one loves Frozen, it's hard to deny that it shamelessly rips off of Wicked. When Wicked's producers rather dimly dragged their feet on a film version of their 3 billion dollar smash (they should have started immediately since it takes years to get a picture made properly and now a picture will feel "old" when it arrives) Disney swooped in with their own version of Wicked called Frozen -- even using the same leading lady with the huge pipes (Idina Menzel) and had their own billion-dollar smash (with endless revenue yet to come in merchandising).
- Sisters / Besties. One is good and likeable. The other is secretive and perceived as "Wicked"
- The "Wicked" girl is strong with magic and this scares people and she hides herself away from the fearful citizens of Arendel/Oz
- During her escape/rise into her power she sings an athem of self-actualization "Let It Go"/"Defying Gravity"
- And then the villagers come after her and the good girl has to intervene. (From their the stories diverge... as they do with the supporting cast, too)
Wicked will obviously still be selling out in 2018 when Frozen arrives. 12 years and a few months into its run it's still always near the top of the box office charts. It will be so strange to see them side by side. Do you have a preference?