‘CHESS’ TO AIR 6/17

PBS has finally announced when last year’s Chess: In Concert special that was filmed over two days in London last May will air.


Set your TiVos for June 17th @ 8:00 pm! This is specific to the US, and of course, double-check your local listings in June because we all know how PBS likes to rearrange their schedule. wink

It will likely rerun several times, and it will of course be released on DVD/CD shortly after airing. A release date has yet to be announced.

PBS.org

DECONSTRUCTING IDINA

Broadway connoisseur Seth Rudetsky deconstructed Idina’s vocal performances of The Wild Party and Wicked as part of his “30 Deconstructions in 30 Days” YouTube series. We all know her vocals are amazing, but it’s great to watch it broken down as to exactly what makes it amazing. Watch by clicking the YouTube link below

30 Deconstructions in 30 Days
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REASONS TO BE PRETTY + PRIVATE PRACTICE PROMOS

The gallery is busy this week – just like Idina! She attended the opening of reasons to be pretty Thursday night at New York’s Lyceum Theatre, and as is to be expected, she showed off her own reasons to be pretty.


ABC has released promotional stills from the next episode of Private Practice (which will air April 23), and Idina is the star of all 4 of them! HQ’s are available in both galleries. Special thanks to Flor for the promo stills. smile

IDINA & TAYE ATTEND “HAIR” OPENING NIGHT

The new revival of Hair opened on Broadway Thursday night, and Idina and Taye (and baby!) were in the audience. I’ve added several photos from the orange shag carpet arrivals to the gallery. Click the thumbnails below to view them.

IDINA & TAYE EXPECTING!

Time for some EXTREMELY exciting news! Idina & Taye have confirmed exclusively to Us Magazine that they are expecting their first child later this summer.


After 13 years together, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are expecting their first baby, their rep exclusively confirms to Usmagazine.com. The baby is due later this year.

The Private Practice star, 38, and the Tony award-winning actress, 37, first met on the original 1996 Broadway production of Rent in NYC. After seven years of dating, they got married in January 2003.

Menzel hinted to Us last January that once she finished promoting her third solo album, I Stand, she would consider starting a family with Diggs.

“It’s definitely in the plans,” she told Us. “I’ll settle down and start popping out some babies.”

She said Diggs has been ready for kids since “the day I met him.”

“He wouldn’t talk about marriage, but he’d talk about me having his children,” she told Us. “He’s always wanted kids. He grew up with four younger brothers and sisters, so he’s very comfortable around children.”

How do they keep their marriage together?

“We just really work hard to try to stay best friends,” Menzel told Us. “I love him so much, and I feel like we both have each other’s backs, and we have a great respect for each other. We’re enjoying each new phase of our lives together.”

Us Magazine.com

Feel free to leave your well-wishes to the happy couple in the comments here. She will see them all.

And since we all can’t throw a baby shower for Idina – and I know we all want to! – I would like to ask everyone to donate to Idina’s Stand Up 2 Cancer team rather than sending gifts. I’m sure she’ll get plenty of those from friends and family. laughing

To make a donation, please visit Idina’s team’s page by clicking here.

Congratulations! smile