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 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.
February 09 by HeatherComments are off for this post
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.
January 29 by HeatherComments are off for this post
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: