TONY AWARDS TONIGHT!

Just a reminder that tonight, June 15, Idina will be performing LIVE on the 2008 Tony Awards with the rest of the original principal cast of RENT, along with the current Broadway cast, as part of a farewell to the show that gave Idina her Broadway debut (and first Tony nomination) 12 years ago.

The Tony Awards air live on CBS in most markets, but may be tape delayed on the west coast, so be sure to check local listings. In case you miss it tonight, Idina’s performance will be posted here eventually.

Also, the red carpet arrivals are streamed LIVE online at tonyawards.com beginning at 6:00 pm EDT/3:00 pm PDT, so keep an eye out for Idina’s arrival!

CONCERT IN CARY, NC SCHEDULED

Concert promoter LiveNation has announced another new concert date for Idina’s tour schedule – this time, in North Carolina! The details of the new dates are as follows:

  • Sun JULY 20 @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Tickets go on sale next Saturday, June 21 @ 10 am EDT. For more information, visit the venue website.

    NOTE: This date has not yet been confirmed by Warner Bros.

    On an a different note, you may or may not have noticed that it’s not Kim who posted this update. I’d like to formally introduce myself, so hello! My name is Erin, aka on the boards and communities as ‘veronicamae.’ I’m sure a lot of us know one another through the So Beautiful Forum, the Official Idina Menzel Message Board, and/or Idina Menzel Worship.

    A combination of Idina’s blooming career and Kim’s busy schedule has led to me helping here. Kim wants to be sure her site can keep everyone as up-to-date as possible and I’m here to make that happen. She and I will work as a team to continue to bring everyone news and info as efficiently as possible.

    Should anyone have any questions, feel free to email me at veronicamae1@gmail.com. smile

    DIVA TALK: IDINA INTERVIEW WITH PLAYBILL.COM

    How did I miss this? Well, putting aside my forgetfulness, this great, in-depth interview with Idina has been posted this week on Playbill.com, covering topics ranging from Idina’ young fans and performing at the Memorial Day Concert to naked Wicked cast members and winning her Tony back in 2004. One of the best interviews she’s given in recent years, so it’s definitely a must read!

    Click here to read the full interview.

    IDINA TO PERFORM ON “REGIS & KELLY”

    According to IdinaMenzel.com, Idina is scheduled to appear on the U.S. morning talk show, “Regis & Kelly,” on Wednesday TUESDAY, June 17th (haha, oops! Sorry everyone, I got my days mixed up!). While details about which song she’s singing or if an interview will follow, it has been confirmed that she will be performing for sure. tongue Make sure to check your local listings for times and channel, as the show is syndicated.

    I’ve also been informed that Idina recently filmed a segment for Nightline, which should be airing sometime in the next few weeks. No date for that has been confirmed, but I will keep you posted.

    PRESS RELEASES: “CHESS” TO AIR ON PBS + OFFICIAL TOUR

    From Playbill.com:

      Chess in Concert, the two-night, star-studded event that was presented at London’s Royal Albert Hall May 12-13, will be aired on PBS stations across the country in 2009.

      The concert will air as part of the 2008-2009 Thirteen/WNET NY’s “Great Performances” season. A spokesperson for “Great Performances” told Playbill.com that the concert of the Benny Anderson-Tim Rice-Bj