BWW Album Awards + Forward50

BroadwayWorld.com is having its first annual BroadwayWorld Album Awards and Idina and her shows are nominated several times. Make sure to vote for your favorites!

Idina related categories are:

+ Best New Broadway Musical Cast Album
If/Then (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

+ Favorite All Time Cast Recording
Wicked (2003 Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Rent (1996 Original Broadway Cast Recording)
If/Then: A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

+ Favorite All Time Live Album
LIVE: Barefoot at the Symphony – Idina Menzel
Chess in Concert (2009 Concert Cast Recording)

+ Favorite All Time Solo Album and/or EP
I Stand – Idina Menzel
Still I Can’t Be Still – Idina Menzel

Vote here

In other news, Idina made the top 5 (#3, to be exact) of the Jewish Daily’s annual Forward50 list which lists the 50 American Jews who have had the most impact on US national story.
Here’s a short excerpt of Idina’s page, you can read more and watch a short video at the Forward50 site.

Sorry, Idina, but we’re not letting go.

From sexy Arendelle-inspired Halloween costumes to Olaf the Snowman cookies, America’s obsession with “Frozen” is alive and well, nearly a year after the film’s theatrical release.

At the heart of the craze is a voice — a powerful, emotional, Jewish voice. It’s a voice that continues to echo through the mouths of the nation, from small children to grandparents.

Idina Menzel’s contribution to 2013 pop culture is undoubtedly her role as Elsa the Snow Queen, who struggles to conquer her power to control snow and ice and use them for good rather than evil.

Her cry to “Let It Go” resonated with a new generation of Disney fans — and yes, more than a few older ones as well.

“Frozen” has so pervaded the collective mindset that it now seems like an obvious hit. But the plot could have been very, very different. Queen Elsa was originally slated as the movie’s villain. But when the producers heard “Let It Go,” they found that it made her too sympathetic. So they rewrote her as the flawed — but heroic — main character.

Menzel loved the change: “To my beautiful surprise, she was never ever the nemesis. She was just this misunderstood, beautiful young woman we could all relate to.

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