IH’s A BroaderWay Fundraiser

Idina Menzel is celebrating a birthday on May 30! To celebrate Idina’s birthday month, I am hosting a fundraiser benefiting A BroaderWay! My goal is to raise $1,500 — which will allow a girl to attend camp — by May 31. I know it’s an ambitious goal, but it’s a great cause that is very important to Idina and we’ve got a month to reach it! Donate now at CrowdRise, a fundraising platform partnered with A BroaderWay.

A BroaderWay, which Idina co-founded in 2010, is dedicated to offering girls from urban communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. The emphasis is on building self-esteem, developing leadership qualities, and striving for personal and social achievement.

To make this fundraiser extra exciting, I will be giving away two Skintight Playbills signed by Idina!

There are two ways to win:

  1. For every $10 you donate, you will earn an entry. (Ex: $100 donation = 10 entries). When the fundraiser closes on May 31, one random winner will be chosen.
  2. The person who donates the most money by the end of the fundraiser on May 31 will be a winner!

Winners will be announced June 1. Please donate what you can to support this important cause! You can also help by sharing the fundraiser on social media!

Idina featured on Bridges Live

Josh Groban has released a CD/DVD of last year’s Bridges concert date at Madison Square Garden, which featured Idina Menzel! The CD/DVD set, called Josh Groban Bridges Live: Madison Square Garden, includes Idina and Josh’s captivating duets: the angelic “Lullaby” and the emotionally-charged “Falling Slowly” (clip above) from the musical Once. No word yet on whether or not Idina’s full set will be released in some capacity. The recording is available in physical stores and online retailers, but it not available for streaming.

Idina Will Perform Skintight in Los Angeles

Idina Menzel has signed on to reprise the role of Jodi in Joshua Harmon’s acclaimed play Skintight as part of the Geffen Playhouse’s 2019-2020 season! The play will run in Los Angeles from September 3 through October 6, 2019. You may recall that she played the role Off-Broadway in NYC this past Summer.

If you need a refresher, Skintight centers on Jodi (Idina), who is hanging on by a thread after her ex-husband gets engaged to a much younger woman. Jodi retreats to her dad’s swanky Manhattan townhouse, but rather than the comforts of home, she instead finds her aging father’s new live-in boyfriend, Trey—who is 20. In his new comedy, Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) brings neurotic family drama to the forefront as father and daughter contend with the age-old questions of how to age gracefully in a world obsessed with youth and where love fits into it all.

FROZEN II Trailer!

The official trailer for FROZEN II debuted today! The plot is shrouded in secrecy, but the film will be released November 2019! Here are a couple of stills and the teaser poster:

Wicked 15th Anniversary Special Edition Out Now!

To celebrate Wicked’s recent 15th anniversary, Verve/UMe has released a new album, “Wicked: The 15th Anniversary Special Edition”! The two-CD set features the 19-track Original Broadway Cast Recording plus 4 bonus tracks from the recent TV special, “A Very Wicked Halloween”.  Idina’s new contribution is the live version of “For Good” with Kristin Chenoweth and a chorus of current and former Elphabas and Glindas. You can buy or stream the album here.

A fun tidbit – the Grammy-winning Original Cast Recording is certified 3x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, has sold nearly 4 million copies, and spent more than 257 weeks at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Broadway Chart.