A BROADERWAY

Today, Idina and Taye’s new foundation’s website was officially launched!  From “A BroaderWay” website:

A BroaderWay Foundation was established in 2010 by Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs as a means of supporting young people in the arts. A BroaderWay sponsors camp programs, theater workshops, innovative educational programming and offers scholarships and opportunities to experience professional performances.

 


This foundation is something that really means a lot to Idina.  Please consider donating in any form that you can.  A list of ways to donate can be found on the website: www.abroaderway.org

MATRIX AWARDS

Today, Idina was presented with a Matrix Award by the New York Women in Communications, Inc., which honors “the extraordinary achievements of outstanding women in the communications industry.”  The entire awards presentation can be viewed here. Her section begins right about the two hour mark with Dana Tyler’s introduction followed by Idina’s speech.  Pictures have also been added to the gallery, which can be accessed by clicking on any of the pictures below.  Congratulations, Idina!

A RETURN TO CINCINNATI!

Back by popular demand, Idina will be returning to Cincinnati!  She opened last Pops season with an amazing 3-show weekend event and now she’ll be opening the 2011 Summer Riverbend Series on June 25th.  Tickets go on sale April 11th. Click on the image below to go to the Pops website for more information.

Idina Cincy Pops image

NEWS TIDBITS

First, let me just say — Wow! Idina really has the best fans! Thank you to everyone who responded to my tweet last night for web design help! I’m so glad that I can count on others to continue to make this the best fansite possible! A new feature for the site is currently in the works and will hopefully be up and running in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

In other news, Idina has added another show! She will be performing in La Jolla, California at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies on August 27th. This is a benefit, so ticket prices could be steep. No on-sale information is available yet.  A link to the website can be found in the sidebar.

Finally, Idina was spotted in last week’s Star magazine on the “Best of the Week” fashion page for her stunning red outfit she wore to the Alzheimer’s Association benefit last week! (Thanks to Julie for the scan.  And coincidentally, another former WICKED costar was also in the issue! Visit Megan Hilty Online’s Facebook page for that pic!)

UPDATES!

I haven’t even been here a week and already I’m getting plenty of practice doing a little bit of everything around the site thanks to Idina’s busy schedule!  Here’s what’s been going on:

  • Two concerts have been added to her schedule this week.  Just announced today, Idina will be heading back to Atlanta for a third time, performing at Chastain Park in Atlanta on July 9th.  Also announced earlier week is a concert in Spokane, Washington on May 15th.  Tickets for this concert go on sale March 22nd, so check the official site for all relevant links/codes.
  • On Wednesday, Idina accompanied Taye to the “Night at Sardi’s” benefit and awards dinner for the Alzheimer’s Association.  Lots of photos have been added to the gallery from the red carpet.  They were also interviewed and a very brief clip was shown on E! News.  I’ll update the video gallery with that clip this weekend.
  • Also added to the gallery are some paparazzi pics of Idina out and about in Beverly Hills on March 15th.
  • And finally, Bekah & Leah sent in some pictures from the Boston Pops concert back in May 2010.  Do you have some pictures still sitting on your computer or camera of a past concert?  Email them in and I’ll add them to the gallery!  I need the practice! :)