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More Proud Mouse / Drama Queen Promo!

Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel went on what must’ve been an exhausting promo tour to promote PROUD MOUSE last week. They appeared on The View, spoke with D23 and visited many many book stores and schools in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and California! I added some photos to the gallery:


I put together a PROUD MOUSE promo playlist and will add interviews as they pop up.

On a related note, Idina and Cara both signed an open letter condemning book bans and calling for an end to this oppressive attack on artistic freedom:

“It’s on all of us to support all kids against book bans. We must come together and continue to advocate for children of all backgrounds, races, genders and sexual orientations so they know they are loved, valued and that we will stop at nothing to protect their rights.” – Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel

You can support the cause and sign here!

Idina also had some great podcast conversations that I highly recommend listening to: Armchair Expert (really great one!), Childproof (with Cara!), and On Purpose with Jay Shetty

BEAST Coming July 21!

BEAST Coming July 21!

Get ready to let out your inner BEAST, because Idina Menzel’s next single will be released on July 21! Pre-save/pre-add BEAST here.

If you were lucky enough to see Idina perform on her Pride tour, she performed it at each stop! She’s also been posting previews on her TikTok. It’s one of my favorites, so I’m excited to hear the studio version and have it on repeat this summer while we wait for Drama Queen on August 18! It’s also one of Idina’s favorite tracks:

“I love it. It’s kick ass, it’s aggressive. It’s about unleashing the beast inside us all. I just love the grooves, [it’s] got kind of like early ’80s vibe to it. I really enjoy performing it. I love blasting it in my car.”

The large version of the single cover is in the gallery:

Idina in London!

Idina Menzel wrapped up her Pride concert “tour” by making her way to London to perform at Pride in London and Heaven nightclub! If you’ve listened to or read any of her interviews over the last few weeks, you already know Heaven was one of the inspirations for her upcoming album! She didn’t attempt to stage dive (lol!) but it looked like she had a blast anyway.

During her Pride in London set, she was joined by Jake Shears, who co-wrote Dramatic with her and Jim Eliot. You can see videos from both events on my Pride Concert Youtube playlist.

Idina also did a ton of press! I added a bunch of videos to the DRAMA QUEEN playlist on Youtube and here are links to her print interviews:

Watermark Magazine // Huffington Post UK // Express UK // Ireland Live // Pink News // Metro UK // Attitude // ABC Australia

I also added photos of her outside Heart Radio Studios in London on Friday to the gallery:

And finally, photos of her at Wimbledon earlier today:

Idina Menzel Pride & Event Recap!

Last Sunday, I got to see Idina Menzel perform at Capital Pride in Washington DC! General admission concert pits – especially outdoors – are absolutely not my thing but it’s Idina and I knew she’d be performing new music, so of course I had to take a little road trip and see her! I loved seeing her perform her new music with choreography and dancers (!) and it really looked like she was having a blast on stage. The crowd was so incredibly loud and supportive and there’s really nothing like the feeling of tens of thousands of people singing along to her biggest hits. I really had an amazing time and I’m so glad I made the trip! You can see some of my videos on Instagram.

Set List: Dramatic, Beast, Paradise, My Love For Life, Defying Gravity, Let It Go, No Day But Today, MOVE

Idina then made her way to NYC to perform on Live with Kelly and Mark (watch her ‘Dramatic’ performance here and her interview here), do some Zoom interviews to promote her concerts (playlist here), and attend a Tribeca Storyteller’s Session With Billy Porter. Deadline summarized that event, so you can read more here. Photos from that event are also in the gallery:

Finally, Idina performed at a Pride event in Providence, RI where she introduced another DRAMA QUEEN track called ‘Royalty’! Here are some gorgeous photos from that show:

Next up: Pride events in St. Petersburg, FL, St. Louis, MO and London, England (Pride in London, and G-A-Y)!

Idina Menzel Performs at WeHo Pride

Idina Menzel took over WeHo Pride in West Hollywood, CA with a free performance to kick off their OutLoud Festival Friday night! Idina debuted several new songs from her upcoming album, Drama Queen, and also performed a few of her iconic songs. Drama Queen songs included “MOVE”, “Beast”, “Paradise” and “Dramatic”. Some videos are on Youtube, so I put together a Youtube playlist!

Los Angeles Blade detailed her performance:

Idina Menzel, mega-wattage star of Broadway and Disney movie fame, appeared on stage and delivered the most energetic performance of the evening with her new hit “Move,” and simply owning OutLoud.

Catching her breath and refreshing with a bottle of water, the star bantered eloquently: “Thank you for showing up for everyone who couldn’t be here, everyone that’s out there that may be scared, that may not have a voice right now, thank you for showing up.”

“Let’s let them hear our anger and our madness and our frustration,” referring indirectly to the more than 500 antigay bills that are winding their way through state legislatures around the nation.

“We’re going to party in a minute but I just want to say, we’re stuck in this friggin’ outrageous world right now with all this hypocrisy, this cruelty. And I just want to say that I love all of you,” her voice breaking.

“I hope you’ll welcome me into your community; I am an ally for you. I would do anything for you,” she said.

With that Menzel launched into a new song she dedicated to her husband, “all my queer friends, all my trans friends, all my fabulous brothers and sisters.”

Menzel, who has sold dozens of millions of records with chart topping hits like the Oscar winning anthem “Let It Go,” and Wicked’s “Defying Gravity” is serious about her allyship.

The Tony and Obie winning artist recently hosted the GLAAD Media Awards in New York and has a full dance card of Pride event appearances around the world, including Capital Pride in Washington, D.C. on June 11 and London Pride on July 11, 2023. Rumors of a surprise appearance at Pride Island in Manhattan are also circulating.

Her magic held sway over the color splashed, packed audience as she bantered back and forth, the audience taking the lead singing the soaring anthems of her most famous reprises.

“I’ve been in a lot of shows and played a lot of characters,” Menzel said, her voice breaking. “I don’t think you understand how much being here means to me.”

“I don’t think I would even know how to play those roles if it hadn’t been for you. You’ve taught me so much about how to live courageously and live an authentic life,” she declared. “That’s what those characters were all about and that’s what you do all the time for all of us. And you do it in such a beautiful way.”

Continuing, she said, “There’s just so much going on, there’s so much. And you fight through it with so much joy and love and triumph. I want to thank you for all that you do. I wouldn’t have a career,” she said with increasing joy before launching into “Defying Gravity,” letting the audience take over several times while moving the artist to tears.

Aptly, it was that electric moment when it felt as if WeHo Pride soared above the City- it was WeHo Pride’s lift off moment.

The star, who is said to have donated her time to the event, stayed longer than expected, her bond with the audience so obviously intense.

At one point organizers, apparently determined to move the show along, came on stage and reminded her of her time slot. But neither she nor the audience was having it. They demanded she continue and she did, delivering a final and unexpectedly emotional performance of “No Day But Today,” her hit from the musical “Rent.”

She closed with an upbeat new offering and the show moved on to the West Hollywood City Council.

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