Category: Interviews

Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth Reunite for Wicked’s 20th Anniversary!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Wicked is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on October 30! Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth reunited for a new photoshoot and interview with New York Magazine. Their feature is in the October 23 edition of the magazine and is also available to read online on!

There’s something familiar about watching Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth have a conversation — the way that one of them tends to be a bubbling extrovert, the other more introspective but observant and ready with a joke. After a long day in workshops for their respective musical projects, the two of them slip into the familiar language of longtime collaborators, with inside jokes and catch-ups. You may have seen it onstage before, in a musical called Wicked.


Idina has been posting memories on Instagram, and so has Kristin, so make sure you follow them!

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

PROUD MOUSE is out now!!

Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel’s new children’s book, PROUD MOUSE, is out now! The book is a companion piece to their first children’s book, LOUD MOUSE. The duo stopped by Good Morning America yesterday morning to chat about the book, which focuses on Cara’s character, Cara Lee.

Cara Lee is a proud mouse. She is proud of her big sister Dee. She is proud of her specially decorated journal. And now she’s proud to become what she’s always wanted to be: a student. But her first day of school is different than she imagined. Everyone keeps comparing her to Dee. But who is Cara Lee? When you have a big sister with such a LOUD talent, how can you find room to shine in your own way?

Complete with gorgeous illustrations and filled with humor and heart, Proud Mouse is a clever tale about celebrating the things that make you YOU and having the confidence to stand loud and proud.

Autographed copies are for sale on TalkShopLive or you can buy it wherever books are sold! Idina asked fans to please support them and pick up a copy this week. They’ve also got their book tour this week, so you can meet them, get an autographed book, and/or see them read/sing it! Each event is slightly different but you can get tickets (typically the cost of the book) at the link:

September 13 – Little Shop of Stories Decatur, GA

September 15 – Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville, IL

September 16 – Barnes & Noble Frisco, TX

September 17 – Barnes & Noble, The Grove Los Angeles, CA

They presented the book at Strand Book Store in NYC on Sunday and I was lucky enough to be there! I posted the video on my Youtube channel:


Drama Queen Promo Recap!

*UPDATED* I bolded new interviews!

Idina Menzel has been very busy promoting her new album, Drama Queen! Here are links to the various interviews so far:

Podcasts: Something To Talk About, You Are Beautiful with Lawrence Zarian, Exceptional Women, Head Above The Clouds

Video: Access Daily, Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino, Elvis Duran Show, USA Today, I Heart Radio Broadway, Keep It, E News, The Project, Sunrise on 7, ABC Australia, Evening Standard UK, Zach Sang Show, Kyle Meredith with Idina Menzel

Radio: Tracks of My Years on BBC, Mix 105.1 Utah, Real Radio 104.1 Orlando, Pandora Heartbeat Takeover, 96.3 KKLZ Las Vegas, Q102, NPR’s The 1A, Brooke & Bic B107.3

Print/Online: Reddit AMA on PopHeads, The Times UK, The Washington Post, USA Today, PEOPLE, Parade, Women in Pop,, Record Collector, The Guardian, Yahoo

Idina and Cara also went on TalkShopLive to discuss Proud Mouse. If you pre-order there, you can get a signed copy! They also read Loud Mouse virtually for The San Diego Union-Tribune’s 7th Annual Festival of Books.

I’ve also added a bunch of photos to the gallery! Click each photo below to see more from each event:

Drama Queen & Proud Mouse In-Person Events Announced!

It’s hard to believe that the release dates for DRAMA QUEEN and PROUD MOUSE are right around the corner! if you need a reminder, DRAMA QUEEN will be released on August 18 and PROUD MOUSE will be released on September 12! Idina Menzel has announced a few in-person events to promote each. All events are ticketed, so be sure to follow the link for more details. I’ll update here if/when more are added.


August 17 – ‘Drama Queen’ Release Event at 3 Dollar Bill in Brooklyn, NY

August 18 – Album signing at  Barnes & Noble – Fifth Ave in NYC

August 22 – A Conversation w/ Idina Menzel at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA

PROUD MOUSE events with Cara Mentzel:

September 10 – The Strand New York, NY

September 12 – Books and Greetings Northvale, NJ

September 13 – Little Shop of Stories Decatur, GA

September 15 – Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville, IL

September 16 – Barnes & Noble Frisco, TX

September 17 – Barnes & Noble, The Grove Los Angeles, CA

If you can’t attend in person, some of the stores will ship you a signed copy.

Several new interviews have been released recently and Idina also made an appearance on QVC to promote Encore. I’ve added all of those on Youtube. There’s also a new one that was just released on Apple Music. You can listen to that here.

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