GLEE, SESAME STREET, & WALKER

Friday was a busy day on the Idina front, so let’s dive right in, shall we?

Firstly, the first [unofficial] photo of Idina on the set of FOX’s Glee has been revealed! Click on it to view larger in the gallery. Idina’s first episode airs when Glee returns April 13.

Secondly, Idina & Taye have filmed a segment for children’s television classic, Sesame Street. While we do not yet know the air date, E! News was on set and briefly talked to the happy parents. You can watch the video below.

And finally, Taye appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about being a father and brought with him an adorable new photo of 6-month-old Walker Diggs.

You can watch the video (internationally, too!) by clicking here. p.s. All this news was first shared on our Twitter page, so make sure you’re following to get the best news first!

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE DATES

Several more concert dates have been added to Idina’s spring (and now summer & fall) performance schedule! Ticket onsale dates, potential presales, meet & greets, etc. will be announced at a later date. Idina’s schedule now looks like this:

04/24/10 – Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park – ON SALE NOW!
05/04/10 – Boston, MA – Boston Pops – ON SALE NOW!
05/05/10 – Boston, MA – Boston Pops – ON SALE NOW!
05/06/10 – Boston, MA – Boston Pops – ON SALE NOW!
06/24/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center
07/02/10 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood Music Center – ON SALE NOW!
07/09/10 – San Francisco, CA – Davies Symphony Hall – ON SALE NOW!
07/17/10 – Washington, DC – Wolf Trap – ON SALE NOW!
07/31/10 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on sale March 22
08/01/10 – Hyannis, MA – Hyannis Village Green – ON SALE NOW!
11/05/10 – Denver, CO – Boettcher Concert Hall
11/19/10 – Minneapolis, MN – Orchestra Hall – on sale July 9

Additional dates and information will be shared when it becomes available, or visit IdinaMenzel.com for more info. All performances will be backed by local symphonies/orchestras. Pretty cool!

BOSTON POPS – MAY 4-6

According to their website, Idina will be joining the Boston Pops in their 2010 season opening festivities on May 4 as guest vocalist, as well as having her own additional performances with the orchestra on May 5 & 6. That means this will be her first gig back after becoming a mommy, not the San Francisco one. :) Tickets range from $30 – $99 and go on sale February 22 at 8:00 am EDT. Click here for ticketing information.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY – JULY 9

In what will be her first time performing for a paying audience since becoming a mother in September, Idina will be joining the San Francisco Symphony for a one-night-only performance on July 9 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California. Great tickets are available NOW and range from $15 – $70. You can purchase by clicking here.

IDINA TO APPEAR ON ‘GLEE!’

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Glee creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that Idina will be appearing on the hit FOX series.


Glee returns to FOX with new episodes in April.

ET Online

UPDATE: Murphy has confirmed that Idina will play the coach of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline for two episodes – the April 13 episode when Glee returns, and the season finale.