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They wrote the 'Frozen' musical for Broadway, but can they make it sing?

NEW YORK - Jennifer Lee hustles down 8th Avenue at a breakneck pace, her eyes clear and sharp behind fashionable frames. Time is elusive, she says - it leaps away just when she thinks she's caught up to it.

As companions Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez nod in sympathy, Lee adds, "Every day I'm thinking, 'Where am I going? What am I doing? Don't let me mess up.'"

"Don't mess up" is an apt mantra for this trio behind the live-action version of "Frozen," scheduled to open at the historic St. James Theatre on Broadway on Thursday. Jennifer wrote the book for the new show, and Robert and Kristen wrote the music and lyrics.

All three are fully aware of the burden of expectations that comes with "Frozen." The musical is Disney Theatrical Productions' biggest potential hit since "The Lion King," which after more than 20 years is Broadway's third longest-running show in history. It's also the highest-grossing show of all time, having earned more than $1 billion.

"I'm keeping my expectations low and my hopes high," Kristen says as

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