Idina’s Childhood Piano Auction

Idina is donating her autographed childhood piano to benefit A Broader Way, and you can be its lucky new owner! This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for Idina fans, and you’ll be supporting an amazing organization.

Find out more about the auction, and read Idina recounting her history with the piano at the eBay auction page.

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1 Million Surprise + Other Updates

The big surprise to celebrate Idina’s 1 million fans on Facebook was finally unveiled yesterday!
In case you haven’t seen it, watch below.

Idina Menzel Opens Up About Her New Album “Holiday Wishes”

Redbook is out this week!
Idina’s Redbook issue hits newstands this Tuesday Nov 18th, make sure to get your copy! Read a few bits from the interview here.

iHeartRadio concert

Idina’s iHeartRadio concert takes place this Thursday in NY and you can win tickets for it! Click here
For those of us unable to attend, the concert will be livestreamed here.

We have a lot more Idina events to look forward to in upcoming weeks, check out the sidebar to find more info about them and make sure to follow @idina_here on twitter to get all the latest updates.

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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Poll Time: Holiday Wishes

‘Holiday Wishes’ is on track to enter this week’s Billboard 200 album chart right around #13 (read more here), which is quite the feat considering it came out in mid October! So our first semi-regular poll* has to do with ‘Holiday Wishes’ and which of the songs is your favorite. Personally, I love December Prayer, though I’m putting the album away for a while to rediscover it in December ;)

Cast your votes below!

What's your favorite song from 'Holiday Wishes'?

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*This was going to be titled “Weekly Poll” but the truth is I don’t think I can come up with a new question every week so let’s just call it poll time!

Catching Up

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA, exams kept me busier that I thought they would. So let’s play catch-up!

First and foremost, real “news”: PBS is airing Idina’s interview with Charlie Rose tonight. Check your local listings.

Now onto a few oldish news so we can move on to the newer stuff as it starts happening:

+ Idina was featured in M&V Magazine, with a new interview, which you can read here.

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+ Along with Tom Kitt, Idina performed songs from If/Then at Soundcheck. You can see the performance here, as well as pictures from it at Soundcheck’s tumblr.

+ The cast of If/Then played “Name that Tune” with Seth Rudetsky, listen to that here.

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+ Shoshana Bean and Eden Espinosa visited If/Then… here

That’s all for now, regular updates will resume now! And stay tuned for some site news this weekend