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IDINA TO OPEN ‘WICKED’ IN LONDON!

IDINA TO OPEN ‘WICKED’ IN LONDON!

Rumors came, and now they’re confirmed! Idina has been persuaded to open the role of Elphaba in London’s West End premiere of Wicked, beginning September 7, 2006 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre for a limited engagement! Previews begin on September 7th, with the opening scheduled for the 27th. The end of her run has not been announced, but it is likely to be a short stint, after which she’ll be replaced by a British performer. (Sources: IdinaMenzel.com, WhatsOnStage.com, BroadwayWorld.com, Playbill.com, Broadway.com)

This is very exciting news for our Idina friends across the pond, and what a treat that the London theatre community will be exposed to her talent first-hand! This will likely be an incredibly sold out run, so be ready if you plan to go!

DRAMA LEAGUE NOMINATION!

DRAMA LEAGUE NOMINATION!

Nominations for the 2006 Drama League Awards have been announced, and Idina is among the list of performers to be honored at the ceremony! Her nomination is for her Off-Broadway run in the show See What I Wanna See, which was also nominated for Distinguished Production of a Musical. Congrats on the recognition, Idina! Read more about the nominations at Playbill.com.

V-DAY FESTIVAL “UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS”

V-DAY FESTIVAL “UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS”

Idina is scheduled to be part of a two-week performance festival this summer titled “Until the Violence Stops (NYC)”, which is in honor of V-Day, a commemoration of women and to stop violence against them. She’s listed among many other stars, including Jane Fonda, Isabella Rossellini, Phylicia Rashad, Salma Hayek, Tina Fey, and more!

The festival will begin June 12, 2006, and will continue over 2 weeks time. More information can be found at VDay.org. I will also be posting more about Idina’s participation in the festival as it gets closer. smile

DOWNLOAD LINKS FIXED

DOWNLOAD LINKS FIXED

Sorry about the lack of news lately, everyone — Not much to report, though filming on Idina’s new movie Enchanted has started in New York City. I believe Idina begins filming her scenes shortly, so that’ll be fantastic.

But! Better late than never, I replaced all the download links to direct links on the site. This will make downloading the sounds and linked videos much easier, I would think. Several videos on the Television Videos Page are still linked to MegaUpload, but I’m planning on changing those next and making them connect to the site. I know people don’t like that download program (I don’t either), so it’ll be gone soon. smile

Again, when more news appears, I will post it here. Later guys!

‘RENT’ 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT!

‘RENT’ 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT!

Information about this event has been circulating for quite awhile, but I wanted to wait to announce it when it was a little closer so it would be fresher in peoples’ minds. The 10-year anniversary Benefit of the original Broadway production of Rent is scheduled to take place on April 24, 2006, and all of the OBC (original cast), including Idina, are planning to take part in the celebration! Tickets are extremely expensive to buy (beginning at $1000, and going up to $25,000!), but for those in the area, a limited number of front row “lotto” tickets for $20 are available on the morning of the show. It will take place at the theatre that has housed the show for the past 10 years on Broadway, the Nederlander. Read more about the event at Playbill.com.

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