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WILD: A Musical Becoming on Sale Now!

Tickets to see Idina Menzel perform live in WILD: A Musical Becoming at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA are on sale now!

WILD: A Musical Becoming is a new musical fable about a single mother struggling to hold on to her family farm and connect with her teenage daughter, whose determination to save the planet endows her and her friends with powers they never knew they had. Driven by the escalating climate crisis and created by Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler; In the Body of the World, The Vagina Monologues), Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated songwriter Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons), and songwriter Caroline Pennell (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez) and directed by Diane Paulus, WILD features Tony Award-winning performer and songwriter Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked, Frozen) as a parent confronting what it means for her family and her community to survive in a world facing mass extinction.

Idina has been working on WILD (formerly known as The Circle of Becoming) for quite some time. ART held a virtual behind the scenes event earlier this year and Idina tweeted a video of her, V, Caroline and Justin working together in the studio in October 2019. Tickets start at just $25 and they are going fast, so get yours now!

Important Note: Idina is confirmed to perform December 5 – 23, 2021. Casting for remaining performances will be announced at a later date. Also note that the theater has COVID protocols in place and they can be reviewed here.

Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth Perform ‘For Good’ at “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!”

Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth Perform ‘For Good’ at “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!”

 
Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reunited at last night’s “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” event! The duo performed a very moving rendition of WICKED’s “For Good” as part of a segment featuring the best of Broadway duets. Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal followed with their own performance of “What You Own” from another musical you may know, RENT!

I’ve added photos of Idina performing as well as backstage to the gallery:

 

Idina Menzel Performs on America’s Got Talent

Idina Menzel Performs on America’s Got Talent

 
Idina Menzel performed on the finale of “America’s Got Talent” Wednesday night! She performed “Dream Girl”, which you can watch above and “Defying Gravity”, which you can watch below! Idina performed “Defying Gravity” with two of the season’s finalists, Jimmie Herrod and Northwell Health Nurse Choir. It was so amazing to see Idina back on stage performing, it’s been so long! I loved both performances but watching Idina unleash her inner rockstar during “Dream Girl” won the night for me.
 

 
Here are photos of Idina on the red carpet:

And photos of Idina’s performances:

I’ve continued to update this Youtube playlist with 50+ of the latest interviews, including Carpool Karaoke, Crosswalk The Musical, The Talk, and an interview where Camila Cabello teaches Idina how to twerk!

Dream Girl Music Video – Out Now!

Dream Girl Music Video – Out Now!

 
The music video for Idina Menzel’s “Dream Girl (Nile Rodgers Remix)” is out now! “Dream Girl” was written by Idina and Laura Veltz and she also performs it in Cinderella, which is streaming now on Amazon Prime! Both versions are on the Cinderella Official Soundtrack and an extended version of the movie version is also available exclusively on Amazon.

Entertainment Tonight spoke with Idina on the set of the video:

Cinderella out now on Amazon Prime & Select Theaters!

Cinderella out now on Amazon Prime & Select Theaters!

 
Cinderella is out now on Amazon Prime and in select theaters! The soundtrack is also available now! Head straight to your favorite streaming service and listen to Dream Girl, written by Idina and Laura Veltz because it is AMAZING!

I’ve rounded up a bunch of reviewer’s praise for Idina’s performance below. Congratulations, Idina!

“for the most effective use of a star here, look to Idina Menzel, who lends texture to the usually one-note “evil” stepmother. And, of course her clarion singing voice — which we can objectively say is the finest in the land.” Associated Press via ABC News

“the real scene stealer turns out to be Idina Menzel, who brings an impressive level of dignity and complexity to Cinderella’s stepmother, who in this version is less evil and more cynically pragmatic. Menzel joins the ranks of Bernadette Peters, Anjelica Huston, and Cate Blanchett as women who’ve put a nuanced spin on the fairy tale baddie—although she’s so far the only one to do so while singing Madonna’s “Material Girl” in front of a hot farm boy.” AV Club

“culminating in an empowering musical number (“Dream Girl” [written by Idina Menzel and Laura Veltz]) in which all the women, led by Vivian, join together to sing about the stifling, suffocating societal sexism they’ve endured. This showstopper hits like a sledgehammer to the glass ceiling that restrains them all.” Variety

“Alongside her is the incredible Idina Menzel as her stepmother, who also takes a well-known character and brings a thoughtful twist to what we know with a more subtle and complex version of Cinderella’s enemy. Menzel’s voice carries the most weight in Cinderella, and it’s enough to send chills.” CinemaBlend

“Of course, vocal powerhouses Porter and Menzel do not disappoint, and their numbers rank as the stand-outs.” The Wrap

“Idina Menzel is her usual spectacular self as arguably the most nuanced and empathetic “evil” stepmother in “Cinderella” history.” Chicago Sun-Times

“a perfectly cast Idina Menzel [as Vivian, the Stepmother]” Deadline

“[the stepmother is] deliciously played by Idina Menzel” IndieWire

“[Menzel] excels as an icy, evil stepmother” BuzzFeed News

“Credit must also be given to some powerful original numbers, written by Cabello and Menzel for their characters, with Menzel’s Dream Girl packing a real emotional punch in the film as the musical star offers empathy and nuance to the more traditionally evil stepmother character.” Metro UK

Also, a reminder that I’ve created a Youtube playlist to make it easier to keep track of interviews! There are 25+ at the moment and I’m sure it will keep growing so make sure you subscribe!

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