Odds & Ends: Frozen Co-Creator Talks Adapting the Film for B’way & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend.Frozen Co-Creator Talks Adapting the Film for B’wayA little more information has come to light about the Broadway adaptation of the Disney megahit Frozen. Oscar winner Jennifer Lee, co-director and screenwriter of the film, is working on the book of the stage version and told Buzzfeed: “there are so many great things that in the scope of a 90-minute [film] you can’t do, emotional parts of the story you can’t draw out. And a musical is perfect for that. Everyone’s very excited for the potential for what we could do.” So are we! And what about Frozen 2? “Until we find our way into what’s next, emotionally, it will feel too big,” she said. Good things come to those who wait!Patti LuPone & Bobby Cannavale Team-UpBroadway faves Patti LuPone and Bobby Cannavale will lead the cast of a benefit performance of Tennessee Williams’ Tony-winning play The Rose Tattoo. Directed by Doug Hughes, the one-night-only event will take place on April 27 at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Why this project for LuPone? “This is a play of power, humanity and soaring emotion,” the two-time Tony winner said in a statement.All the Way Finds Its DirectorThe upcoming HBO screen adaptation of the Bryan Cranston-led All the Way will be helmed by Jay Roach (Game Change), writes The Hollywood Reporter. Cranston won a Tony for his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning All The Way; the production’s Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will pen the screenplay. No word yet on timing.First Look at Jonathan Groff’s Return to GleeBroadway and Hamilton fave Jonathan Groff is returning to Glee for the Fox show’s final series and we finally have our first glimpse of his star turn. Check out the teaser trailer for the 11th episode below, where Rachel (Lea Michele) must choose between returning to NYADA and doing another Broadway show with her past love, Jesse St. James (Groff). “We Built This Glee Club” will air on March 13, so time to set your DVR! Star Filescenter_img Jonathan Grofflast_img read more