MAJOR GALLERY UPDATE!

First and foremost, I’d like to wish Idina a very happy (and very belated) birthday! Feel free to leave birthday wishes for Idina in the comments of this entry. smile

Secondly, I’ve been adding tons of photos to the gallery from past events and performances (thanks mostly to Flor!). You can check out all the updated galleries by clicking the thumbnails and links below. There are a lot, so get comfortable! smile


Pace Academy Benefit x 19
RENT10 x 16
Bomhard Theatre, Louisville x 16
Songwriters Hall of Fame x 14
Bette Midler’s Opening Night x 9
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara x 8
2004 CFDA Fashion Awards x 7
“The Comeback” Premiere x 7
Walking Sammy Davis, Jr. Jr. x 7
Celebrities visit The Gershwin x 7
Walking in SoHo x 6 ALL NEW!
‘Rent’ NYC Premiere x 6
Tony Awards 2004 x 6
2007 Costume Institute Gala x 6
The Villa x 5
Today Show x 4
2006 Costume Institute Gala x 3
Tony Awards 2008 x 3
2008 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade x 3
Tony Awards 2005 x 2
‘Romeo & Juliet’ Opening Night x 2
‘Rent’ cast on Ellen x 2
Save the Children Benefit x 2
“Chicago” Premiere x 2
Splash Bar Appearance x 2
Enchanted Promo Stills x 1

And just in case you don’t want to click into all those galleries, remember, you can always access the latest uploads by clicking here. (The link is also located in the menu within the gallery.)

‘CHESS’ LIMITED EDITION BUNDLE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

IdinaMenzel.com is now offering an EXCLUSIVE limited edition package of Chess in Concert. For $34.99 (+ tax & shipping), you get the following:

– Exclusive 3-disc set (2CD/1DVD) (click READ MORE for full tracklisting)
– Full color booklet with cast photos & a synopsis written by Tim Rice
– Sheet music for “Anthem” and “I Know Him So Well”
– MP3 download of the 2CD audio content delivered to you on June 16th


The release date for this is June 30th, which is 2 weeks later than the June 16th date previously announced. However, if you purchase this package, you get the full audio sent to your computer on the 16th!

To purchase, click here.

Also, if you’re a member of the fan club, you’ll be treated to exclusive sneak peeks between now and the release. To join the fan club, click here.

PICS: PACE ACADEMY BENEFIT

This past weekend, Idina was in Atlanta to talk to (and perform for) students of Pace and Ron Clark Academies as part of a benefit to raise money for a new diversity initiative at Pace Academy. Idina met with the students at a reception at Pace Academy’s director’s home following her performance and talk. It sounds like it was a very nice, low-key event that seemed very special to everyone involved. A few fans attended the event as well, and they’ve shared their photos with us. Thanks, Joyce!

I STAND BENEFIT 5/17 – ATLANTA, GA

The 2008 “I Stand” project from the So Beautiful Forum is still growing, a year later! Following the launch of Idina’s I Stand Facebook page, the first event benefitting under-priveleged youth is taking place in Atlanta, GA on May 17! Here’s the info on the event:

The I STAND Benefit marks the launch of the WE STAND Campaign as part of a diversity initiative at Pace Academy to make a difference in the lives of youth in some of the most under-served communities in Atlanta and around the world. Our mission is to partner with individuals, schools, and community based organizations to create educational outreach programs for youth to eradicate preconceived misconceptions and prejudices, as well as provide financial assistance to enhance education, develop leadership skills, and increase their understanding of what is possible for themselves and their community. Currently, we have an educational exchange program with Ron Clark Academy (http://www.ronclarkacademy.com/), as well as an on-going partnership with Youth On The Move in Peoplestown ATL, to create Keeping Pace, a summer empowerment program that we host at Pace Academy. This summer Pace students will travel to South Africa to partner with Ubuntu Education Fund (http://ubuntufund.org/) and add their voices to the cause of over 40,000 orphaned and vulnerable youth from HIV/AIDS in the townships of Port Elizabeth.

Idina ask[s] the question, What do you stand for? Diversity at Pace Academy: WE STAND for helping others to move forward.

Join us as we stand with a Broadway legend to raise money to create opportunities that will enable all youth to rise and stand in their potential.

Idina Menzel: I Stand
Sunday, May 17th at 3PM
The Hendrix-Chenault Theater
At The Lovett School
4075 Paces Ferry RD NW
Atlanta GA 30327

Special Performance from Pace Academy, Ron Clark Academy, and local art students.

General Admission tickets are just $25 and can be purchased by clicking here.

PICS: WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER

Idina & Taye were guests of ABC at the 2009 White House Correspondents’ Dinner this past weekend in Washington DC’s Hilton Hotel. Not very many photos have surfaced from the event (oddly enough), but those that have may be viewed in the gallery by clicking on the thumbnails below! If you happen to come across more photos, please contact me.