Idina Menzel Joins ‘Uncut Gems’

Per Deadline, Idina Menzel is joining Adam Sandler, Eric Bogosian, Lakeith Stanfield and Judd Hirsch in the cast of the new movie Uncut Gems. Set in the Diamond district of New York City, Adam Sandler will star as a jewelry store owner with a gambling addiction who is juggling two relationships and escalating debts. Idina will play his wife.

The film, which will reportedly begin filming later this year, was written by Josh and Ben Safdies and their regular writing collaborator Ronald Bronstein. Producers are Scott Rudin and Eli Bush through Scott Rudin Productions and Elara Pictures’ Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson. Martin Scorsese & Emma Tillinger Koskoff are executive producers.

Idina Will Release New Live Album!

Idina Menzel announced today that she will be releasing a live album, idina:live, on October 5! The album, which was recorded while she was on tour last Summer, also features a studio version of “Bridge Over Trouble Water”. You can pre-order the album beginning Friday. The tracklisting is as follows, per Amazon:

Disc: 1

  1. Queen of Swords (Live)
  2. Small World (Live)
  3. Seasons of Love (Live)
  4. It’s Good to Be Back in Vegas! (Live)
  5. Don’t Rain on My Parade (Live)
  6. Cello & Keys (Live)
  7. Everybody Knows (Live)
  8. Cake / Black Dog (Live)
  9. I’m Not That Girl (Live)
  10. Perfect Story (Live)
  11. Wind Beneath My Wings (Live)
  12. Defying Gravity (Live)
  13. I Do (Live)
  14. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Live)

Disc: 2

  1. Rock Steady (Live)
  2. Did I Sing at Your Mom’s Wedding? (Live)
  3. No Day But Today (Live)
  4. Dear Prudence / Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Live)
  5. Thank You to the Band (Live)
  6. For Good (Live)
  7. Let It Go (Live)
  8. Every Time We Say Goodbye / I’ll Be Seeing You (Live)
  9. Sawubona (Live)
  10. I See You (Live)
  11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Studio Version)

Win: Skintight Playbill Signed by Idina Menzel!

As we all know, Idina is starring in a new Off-Broadway play, Skintight, this Summer. Of course, I had to make a special trip out to NYC to see her! I made the most of it and caught the show in the evening on Friday, July 13 and then again at the matinee on July 14. This was my first play, and I tried to avoid spoilers, so I wasn’t totally sure what to expect going into it. I’ve always liked to joke that I would go see Idina perform even if she were singing the phone book and unsurprisingly, now I know that I would find her just as compelling and engaging if she were reading it instead! I found Skintight very funny and thought-provoking. Idina’s performance is intense and layered, and the entire cast was amazing alongside her. If you have the chance to catch Skintight before it closes on August 26, I highly recommend it! You can get more information and buy tickets at RoundaboutTheatre.org.

Idina graciously let my sister & I visit with her after the show, so I put her to work signing Playbills for a few lucky fans and she was happy to oblige! All you have to do to enter is retweet the tweet above! Get a bonus entry by liking the tweet, as well. The winner must live in the US and follow @Idina_Here on Twitter (Idina does, so you should, too! :-P) I’ll randomly choose three winners on Monday, July 30.

 

Idina Visits Live With Kelly and Ryan


Idina chatted with Kelly and Ryan about Skintight, Walker’s first sleepaway camp experience, and her wedding last year. Watch the interview above!

Idina also spoke with NY1 recently about Skintight, the perks of being a Disney Queen, her mentors, and her Tony win. Watch that NY1.com. Here’s a short part of the interview where she talks about her upcoming tour with Josh Groban: