Idina Joins Original Broadway Cast on Rent: Live


Idina Menzel and her fellow original Rent cast members made a special appearance during Rent: Live on FOX! Idina sang “Seasons of Love” alongside Taye Diggs, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, and Fredi Walker in the final moments of the show. You can watch a clip of their performance above and stream the entire show on Fox.com.

Here are some photos from rehearsals and the show:

Josh Groban’s “Bridges” Tour Being Released in Theaters

The Madison Square Garden show of Josh Groban’s “Bridges” tour will be released in theaters! As we all know, Idina was a “very special guest” on the Bridges tour, though her set will not be shown in theaters. However, her duets with Josh, Lullaby and Falling Slowly, will air. Hopefully her set will be released in some capacity at a later date! Find a theater near you here.

Idina and Josh Groban Sing “Lullaby” To Benefit Families Separated At The Border

Idina Menzel is featured on a new album, Singing You Home – Children’s Songs for Family Reunification, that will benefit organizations (RAICES and ASTEP) helping to reunite and support families separated at the border. Idina duets with Josh Groban on a beautiful ballad, Lullaby. If you are lucky enough to catch Idina and Josh on tour, you will be treated to a performance of this beautiful song!

Billboard exclusively premiered the track, which is available now digitally. Hard copies of the album are not being sold to maximize proceeds to the cause and all artists, including Idina, donated their time. Stream or download Lullaby and Singing You Home here!

 

Singing You Home Track List

1. “Arrorró Mi Niño” – Laura Benanti & Isabella Preston

2. “Singing You Home” – Audra McDonald & Jason Robert Brown (a new song written by Jason Robert Brown for the album)

3. “Cielito Lindo” – Lin-Manuel Miranda & Mandy Gonzalez

4. “Lullaby” – Josh Groban & Idina Menzel (written by Josh Groban, Dave Matthews & Jochem Van Der Saag)

5. “Beautiful Dreamer” – Kristin Chenoweth (written by Stephen Foster)

6. “Si Pudiera Leer Tus Sueños” – Cynthia Erivo (written by Luis Pescetti & Maria Pien)

7. “Twinkle Twinkle” – Ingrid Michaelson & Ana Villafañe

Idina Promotes A Very Wicked Halloween!

A Very Wicked Halloween press was released today! There’s a ton, so I’ll jump right in! I’ll update over the next few days as interviews are released, as well.

First up, Idina reunited with Kristin Chenoweth for an interview on TODAY, which you can watch above.

Idina also spoke with Billboard, reflecting on the show. I really loved this part in particular:

“For a performer, there’s no greater gift than being able to hold the microphone out and to have these young kids, women and men singing along with you to this song because it means something to them, because it speaks for them and it’s helped them through some time in their life.”

Print interviews: Variety, TV Insider, PEOPLE, TodayTix, AP

Video Interviews: Broadway.com, TheaterMania, BroadwayWorld, Behind the scenes interview, Entertainment Tonight, Throwback interview with NY1 On Stage, iHollywood, E! News #1, E News #2, Playbill, NY1, The Morning Blend

A Very Wicked Halloween airs on Monday, October 29 at 10 PM on NBC! Photos from the special are below: