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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

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:



Idina Menzel’s newest movie, You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah, is streaming now on Netflix! If you missed it a few weeks ago, you can watch a clip and the official trailer here.

BFFs Stacy and Lydia are both planning epic bat mitzvahs. But it all unravels when a popular boy — and middle school drama — threaten to ruin everything.

Unfortunately, due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, Idina and the other actors can’t promote the movie. However, the director, Sammi Cohen, told A.frame:

[Adam] Sandler loved working with [Idina] on Uncut Gems. In talking about the Friedmans, she was a natural fit. Again, he feels like this sweet, goofy, Jewish dad we all want, know, and love. And she’s talented — we knew she would do great with the part — but there’s also this sense of this sweet, warm, Jewish mom. And authentic casting was important to us, and she really just fit as part of the family. It was organic, and as soon as he brought it up, I was like, ‘Oh yeah, that totally makes sense!’ So, this is the happy side to their Uncut Gems marriage.

Here are some stills from the movie:

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’ Out Now!!

The wait is finally over! Idina Menzel’s new album, ‘Drama Queen’, is out now!! On ‘Drama Queen’, Idina worked alongside global hitmakers, Nile Rodgers, Jake Shears, Justin Tranter, Sir Nolan, Simon Wilcox, Laura Veltz, Jim Eliot, Maty Noyes, Mitch Allan, Lindy Robbins, Chantry Johnson, Michelle Zarlenga, and more creating a body of work that is a departure from what she’s put out in the past.

When you put your heart and soul into a project and it comes to fruition. When you make the music you want to make. With the people you’ve always wanted to work with. When you get to say thank you to everyone for supporting your creative choices. That’s a really good day. – Idina Menzel

US fans, remember you can order a signed CD, vinyl and other ‘Drama Queen’ merch on UK fans, you can order a signed CD or vinyl on Amazon UK.

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