September 27 by HeatherComments are off for this post
Idina Menzel will reunite with her Wicked co-star, Kristin Chenoweth, to perform and host a new NBC special “A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway” airing Monday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT! This televised concert featuring songs from the blockbuster musical will feature special guest stars like Ariana Grande, Pentatonix, and the current Broadway cast to help celebrate the music and the magic of the show.
“‘Wicked’ is a blockbuster musical playing all over the world and still selling out night after night after 15 years on Broadway, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Emmy and Tony-winning producer Marc Platt and the entire ‘Wicked’ team to celebrate the enduring success of this show,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment, in a release. “We’re especially excited to have Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reunited along with big guest stars in front of an audience – in costume hopefully – to help us celebrate the Halloween season.”
The show will tape at New York’s Marquis Theatre. No word yet on whether or not tickets will be sold.
This is incredibly exciting for me, and I’ve been hoping for something like this since I first saw ‘Wicked’ and became a fan of Idina’s so many years ago! Idina and ‘Wicked’ changed my life and I know so many of you feel the same way!
September 26 by HeatherComments are off for this post
It was announced earlier today that Idina Menzel will reprise her role as FROZEN’s Elsa in the upcoming video game Kingdom Hearts III! The game, which will be available on Playstation and XBox systems, will be released on January 29, 2019.
Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, Kingdom Hearts follows the journey of Sora, a young boy and unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe. Through the power of friendship, Sora, Donald and Goofy unite with iconic Disney-Pixar characters old and new to overcome tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness threatening their worlds.
Here’s Kingdom Hearts III’s FROZEN trailer. You can hear Idina at 1:28:
September 16 by HeatherComments are off for this post
Per Deadline, Idina Menzel is joining Adam Sandler, Eric Bogosian, Lakeith Stanfield and Judd Hirsch in the cast of the new movie Uncut Gems. Set in the Diamond district of New York City, Adam Sandler will star as a jewelry store owner with a gambling addiction who is juggling two relationships and escalating debts. Idina will play his wife.
The film, which will reportedly begin filming later this year, was written by Josh and Ben Safdies and their regular writing collaborator Ronald Bronstein. Producers are Scott Rudin and Eli Bush through Scott Rudin Productions and Elara Pictures’ Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson. Martin Scorsese & Emma Tillinger Koskoff are executive producers.
September 06 by HeatherComments are off for this post
I have been sitting on some exciting news. I am releasing a live album! It’s a double disc with lots of great art and a personal letter from me. Also a studio version of Bridge over Troubled Water recorded last summer on tour. Preorders tomorrow. Hope you like! #idinalivepic.twitter.com/rwAJTb15PI
Idina Menzel announced today that she will be releasing a live album, idina:live, on October 5! The album, which was recorded while she was on tour last Summer, also features a studio version of “Bridge Over Trouble Water”. You can pre-order the album beginning Friday. The tracklisting is as follows, per Amazon:
1. Queen of Swords (Live)
2. Small World (Live)
3. Seasons of Love (Live)
4. It’s Good to Be Back in Vegas! (Live)
5. Don’t Rain on My Parade (Live)
6. Cello & Keys (Live)
7. Everybody Knows (Live)
8. Cake / Black Dog (Live)
9. I’m Not That Girl (Live)
10. Perfect Story (Live)
11. Wind Beneath My Wings (Live)
12. Defying Gravity (Live)
13. I Do (Live)
14. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Live)
1. Rock Steady (Live)
2. Did I Sing at Your Mom’s Wedding? (Live)
3. No Day But Today (Live)
4. Dear Prudence / Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Live)
5. Thank You to the Band (Live)
6. For Good (Live)
7. Let It Go (Live)
8. Every Time We Say Goodbye / I’ll Be Seeing You (Live)
As we all know, Idina is starring in a new Off-Broadway play, Skintight, this Summer. Of course, I had to make a special trip out to NYC to see her! I made the most of it and caught the show in the evening on Friday, July 13 and then again at the matinee on July 14. This was my first play, and I tried to avoid spoilers, so I wasn’t totally sure what to expect going into it. I’ve always liked to joke that I would go see Idina perform even if she were singing the phone book and unsurprisingly, now I know that I would find her just as compelling and engaging if she were reading it instead! I found Skintight very funny and thought-provoking. Idina’s performance is intense and layered, and the entire cast was amazing alongside her. If you have the chance to catch Skintight before it closes on August 26, I highly recommend it! You can get more information and buy tickets at RoundaboutTheatre.org.
Idina graciously let my sister & I visit with her after the show, so I put her to work signing Playbills for a few lucky fans and she was happy to oblige! All you have to do to enter is retweet the tweet above! Get a bonus entry by liking the tweet, as well. The winner must live in the US and follow @Idina_Here on Twitter (Idina does, so you should, too! :-P) I’ll randomly choose three winners on Monday, July 30.