SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME GALA

Idina is slated to appear at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala on Thursday, June 7th in New York City. All proceeds from this benefit event will go towards Songwriters Hall of Fame programs. More information will be posted when I can find out whether she will be performing or presenting, or both! (source: AllHipHop.com)

edit: This Gala isn’t a “hip-hop” event, in case people were confused by the fact that it’s posted on that site. It’s an annual event honoring songwriting in all genres. wassat

‘ROMANTIC POETRY’ EXPLANATION

As promised, I said I’d let you all know if/when I learned more about Idina’s departure from the show Romantic Poetry. Her album with Warner Brothers may indeed be coming out sooner than expected, and because of this, the CD takes precedent over her rehearsal schedule for the show. While she was really looking forward to being a part of this new piece, it’s exciting that the release of her album is getting closer.

I hope this eased any inquiring minds. wassat

IDINA BOWS OUT OF ‘ROMANTIC POETRY’

This comes to you a few hours later than I hoped to post it, and I apologize – I wasn’t near a computer, but I knew this was an urgent update that was relevant to many of you.

This was announced this morning in a press release sent to Vassar College:

“Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel, the former star of ‘Wicked’ and ‘Rent,’ will not appear in the Powerhouse Theater production of “Romantic Poetry” this summer because of an unavoidable scheduling conflict, Vassar College announced today.

The college, in a press release, said Menzel’s replacement will be named as soon as possible.” (source & full article: Poughkeepsie Journal)

I should also announce that tickets are non-refundable. As of right now, I don’t have any further information as to the reasoning behind the cancellation. If I find anything out, I will do my best to let you all know. I understand many people were making plans to go see the show in New York, and this is definitely an unfortunate development.

If any further news reaches me, I will keep everyone posted. Again, I’m sorry for the disappointing news.

To visit the Vassar website, click here.

‘ENCHANTED’ TRAILER RELEASED

After months of waiting, Disney has finally released the first official trailer of their live action/animation film, Enchanted! It can be found on YouTube and various movie websites, but it’s also been uploaded to our Video Archive in the Movies Section. (scroll all the way down to the bottom.) It’s a great preview, and there’s a second clip where you can see Idina. tongue Can’t wait to see more! Enjoy!

Enchanted Official Trailer
Time: 2:32
Size: 41.8 MB