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Frozen's 'Let It Go' Songwriters To Pen Oscar's Number For Neil Patrick Harris


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Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Oscar winning team behind Frozen’s megahit ‘Let it Go’, will be bringing their talents to this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, by penning an original musical number for host Neil Patrick Harris.

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The announcement was made by the ceremony’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who said that the two are currently constructing "an original multimedia musical sequence" called "Moving Pictures.”

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'Up Here': Everything You Need To Know About The New Musical From The 'Frozen' Songwriters


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Anything Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez put their name to will immediately turn to gold given the monumental success of Frozen and their hugely respectable selection of highly regarded past projects. The animated Disney film not only won an Oscar for the song “Let It Go”, which featured Idina Menzel on vocals, but also attracted audiences so extensive it helped cement the film as the biggest Disney smash in years. Children were enraptured by the soaring anthems penned by the Lopez duo whilst it also found acceptance and admiration from adults.

The Lopez Duo Celebrate Oscar Win The songwriting duo celebrate winning the Oscar for Best Original Song.

They also provided the music for 2011’s stage adaptation of Winnie The Pooh as well as the stage translation of Finding Nemo. Robert Lopez has also won accolades for his song writing that helped spur South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s The Book Of Mormon, as well as puppet-based musical Avenue Q, to box-office smashes. The next venture from the in-vogue song writing duo will be the stage musical Up Here which is set for a run at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse during the 2015-16 season.

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All You Need To Know About The 'Let It Go' Writers' New Musical


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Just when you thought that you might've escaped 'Let It Go,' think again. The triple platinum, Academy Award winning track taken from Disney's smash hit, Frozen, may not be everywhere you look anymore, but that doesn't mean the creators of it are going away with it. The songwriters of 'Let It Go' are keeping busy as husband and wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are gearing up to unveil a brand new project: a romantic comedy musical entitled 'Up Here,' set for a debut in 2015. The musical, which will open at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers.

Robert and Kristen LopezRobert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have a new musical called 'Up Here'

The show is about the main character Don, who is "an ordinary guy with a boring social life, an unused gym membership and a lot going on upstairs. When he finds a potential spark with Lindsay, his attempts at love are jeopardized by his chaotic subconscious mind." Seems interesting enough! As the Lopez's are finished with all aspects of the show, including all of the songs, it's enough to get us excited, but could they have another Frozen-like production on their hands? How about another 'Let It Go'? The producer of 'Up Here,' Scott Sanders, says "it is witty, it is wicked smart, it is irreverent, and it's youthful in its energy. It will appeal to a broad audience but it certainly will be something that even Millennials will relate to."

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Songwriters Behind 'Let It Go' Plot Romantic Comedy Musical 'Up Here'


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Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez - the Oscar-winning and now very rich husband-and-wife team behind the movie 'Frozen' - are plotting an original romantic comedy musical called 'Up Here'. Prestigious Californian theater company La Jolla Playhouse said on Tuesday that the show will be part of its 2015-2016 season and will be directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers.

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'Up Here' will tell the story of a man who falls in love and is described as ".about moving past ourselves - and those little voices in our head - to find happiness." Lopez and Anderson-Lopez have written the songs, lyrics and story.

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2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - Celebrities attend 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Plaza. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

The 86th Annual Oscars - Press Room

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - The 86th Annual Oscars - Press Room - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Frozen World Premiere at El Capitan Theater

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez - Frozen World Premiere at El Capitan Theater, attended by scores of celebrities and their families - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th November 2013

Avenue Q 10th Anniversary-Arrivals

Kristen Anderson Lopez, Bobby Lopez and Family - The 10th Anniversary of the musical Avenue Q at the New World Stages - Arrivals - New York City, NY, United States - Saturday 31st August 2013

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The 10th anniversary of musical Avenue Q

Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeff Marx and Bobby Lopez - The 10th anniversary of musical Avenue Q at the New World Stages - Curtain Call - New York, United States - Wednesday 31st July 2013

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