Idina Menzel’s Redwood Heads to Broadway January 2025!

Idina Menzel will officially return to Broadway in January 2025! Redwood will begin previews at the Nederlander Theatre on January 24, 2025 and will officially open on February 13! As you may know, the Nederlander is the former home of Rent!

“I made my Broadway debut at the Nederlander Theatre in RENT almost thirty years ago, so to be returning there with Redwood is very emotional for me as it feels like a real homecoming. It has been such a gift to collaborate with Tina and Kate on this show, and I’m so proud to bring it to Broadway.” – Idina Menzel

I’ve mentioned it a lot but in case you don’t already know, Redwood is “a transportive new musical about one woman’s journey into the precious and precarious world of the redwoods. Jesse (Menzel) seems to have it all — a successful career and devoted family — until a life altering event drives her far from everyone and everything she knows. When she finds herself at the foot of the redwoods in Northern California, a chance encounter and a leap of faith will change her life forever. Redwood explores the lengths — and heights — one travels to find strength, resilience and healing.”

The Redwood creative team for Broadway was also announced today, and includes Haley Bennett (Music Director), Jason Ardizzone-West (Scenic Designer), Toni-Leslie James (Costume Designer), Scott Zielinski (Lighting Designer), Jonathan Deans (Sound Designer), Hana S. Kim (Media Designer) and Melecio Estrella/BANDALOOP (Vertical Movement & Vertical Choreography). Additional cast for the Broadway production of Redwood will be announced at a later date.

Beginning tomorrow (July 17) at 10 am ET, Audience Rewards members and fans who have signed up for early access via the show’s official website at will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets (starting at $79.00), through July 19, 2024 at 9:59 am ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public via Broadway Direct on July 19, 2024 at 10 am ET.

The performance schedule for Redwood previews (January 24 – February 12, 2025) is as follows: Tuesdays – Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm & 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Beginning February 14, 2025, the performance schedule will shift as follows: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 2 pm & 7 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm & 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.

One additional tidbit is that Loudmouth Media, a company founded by Idina, is listed as a producer. Per the press release, Loudmouth Media “seeks to amplify stories of empowerment, compassion, and acceptance through traditional and innovative storytelling mediums. Working alongside Head of Development, Stephanie Newman-Smith and Oscar-nominated producer, Caroline Kaplan, Loudmouth develops and produces content across all genres and formats by visionary creators with the message of embracing your power and accepting one’s true self.” Sounds right up Idina’s alley, yeah?

Finally, if you’re seeing Idina on tour, you’ll get to hear songs from the show!

Idina Menzel & James Marsden’s ‘Enchanted’ Song Leaks!

Idina Menzel & James Marsden’s ‘Enchanted’ Song Leaks!

Good things come to those who wait! It’s taken almost 17 years but Idina Menzel and James Marsden’s duet from the 2007 film Enchanted has leaked!

We all know Idina famously didn’t sing in the film and she’s always said that when she was hired, Nancy wasn’t supposed to sing. Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz, the film’s composer & lyricist, did ultimately write a song for Nancy and Prince Edward called “Enchanted” but it was cut from the film due to pacing. Later, Alan Menken revealed that it would be included on the DVD but that didn’t happen. Idina confirmed that they filmed the scene while promoting the sequel, Disenchanted.

The video above is a reconstruction of the scene. Enjoy!

Here’s the deleted scene!

Idina Menzel Will Return to Broadway in REDWOOD!

Idina Menzel is heading back to Broadway early next year in her brand new musical, REDWOOD! The show is a “transportive new musical about one woman’s journey into the precious and precarious world of the redwood forest”. As we know, the show is extra special because Idina co-conceived it alongside writer & director Tina Landau and she’s credited with “additional contributions”.

“I’m so thrilled to be returning to Broadway, and the fact that I get to do it with Redwood, a musical that means so much to me, makes it even more special. This show has lived in my bones for fifteen years, from the very first time Tina and I discussed working together. Finally getting to do it on Broadway is really a dream come true.” – Idina Menzel

The score features music by Kate Diaz and lyrics by Tina & Kate. Per the New York Times, the production will be produced by Eva Price (“& Juliet”), Caroline Kaplan, a film producer, and Loudmouth Media (a company founded by Idina) and is being capitalized for up to $16 million.

A theater and additional casting have not been announced yet, so stay tuned. You can sign up for ticket notifications at 

I was lucky enough to see the sold out run in La Jolla, CA and I’m so excited to see it on Broadway! Also, if you’re seeing Idina on tour this Summer, she said she will be singing songs from the show!

Here’s a new promotional image:

‘Let It Go’ Certified Diamond by RIAA

‘Let It Go’ Certified Diamond by RIAA


‘Let It Go’ has been certified Diamond (10,000,000 units in the US) by RIAA! Idina Menzel was presented with the certification on American Idol Sunday night! Congratulations, Idina!! What an accomplishment!

Idina’s other RIAA certifications are:

For The First Time In Forever (Frozen) – 3x Platinum

For The First Time In Forever Reprise (Frozen) – Platinum

That Time of Year (Olaf’s Frozen Adventure) – Gold

Into The Unknown (Frozen II) – 3x Platinum

Show Yourself (Frozen II) – 2x Platinum

Some Things Never Change (Frozen II) – Platinum

Holiday Wishes – Gold

Gold certification represents 500,000 units and Platinum represents 1,000,000 units. For certification purposes, digital downloads count as 1 unit and 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams count as 1 unit.

Idina Menzel Announces Take Me or Leave Me Summer Tour!

Very exciting news! Idina Menzel is going on tour! Idina announced the Take Me or Leave Me Tour this morning via an exclusive interview with Billboard.

“I was really missing the connection with my fans. […] I have my new musical Redwood at La Jolla Playhouse that I’m passionate about, and it’s been occupying me. I thought, if that goes through another iteration, I wanted to make sure I got my time with my fans from a personal perspective as opposed to through a character.”

The tour will feature tour will feature “an eclectic mix of hits from her own albums and jazz standards as well as musicals she’s performed in like Wicked, Rent and, of course, Frozen.” Read the full interview here.

July 19 – Seattle, Washington
July 21 – Oakland, California
July 23 – Los Angeles, California
July 25 – Mesa, Arizona
July 26 – Highland, California
July 27 – Las Vegas, Nevada
July 30 – Austin, Texas
July 31 – Dallas, Texas
August 2 – Atlanta, Georgia
August 3 – Charleston, South Carolina
August 4 – Orlando, Florida
August 6 – Auburn, Alabama
August 7 – Greenville, South Carolina
August 9 – Chicago, Illinois
August 10 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
August 11 – Detroit, Michigan
August 13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
August 15 – New York, New York
August 16 – Hershey, Pennsylvania
August 17 – Washington, DC
August 18 – Greensboro, North Carolina

Presale tickets and VIP packages will be available starting on Wednesday (April 24) at 10 a.m. local time. General on-sale for tickets begins Friday (April 26) at 10 a.m. local time. Find venues and ticket information at

VIP Package details are as follows:


One premium reserved ticket in the first 10 rows

  • Priority entry into the venue
  • Access to an intimate pre-show performance with Idina Menzel
  • Moderated Q&A session with Idina Menzel
  • Group photograph in front of the stage with Idina Menzel
  • Autographed 8×10 photos
  • Idina Menzel journal notebook
  • Idina Menzel tote bag
  • Official VIP laminate & lanyard
  • Limited availability


One premium reserved ticket

  • Idina Menzel 8×10 photo
  • Idina Menzel journal notebook
  • Idina Menzel tote bag
  • Commemorative VIP laminate & lanyard
  • Limited availability
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