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Idina Menzel has had a busy bunch of days after the announcement of her upcoming album, Drama Queen!

On Friday, she attended the Ali Forney Center’s annual A Place At The Table Gala. The event celebrated the AFC’s unwavering support for homeless LGBTQIA+ youth. Some photos from the event:

Afterward, she surprised fans at Metropolitan, a gay bar in NYC. She even performed a bit! Photos:

On Saturday, she appeared at the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards where she performed ‘Defying Gravity’ and ‘Move’. Click through to see a bunch of HQ photos from the red carpet and Idina’s performance:

On Monday, she delivered the University of Pennsylvania’s commencement speech and received an honorary Doctor of Arts! Watch here:

I added a bunch of photos to the gallery, so click through to see more:

Later that day, GLSEN (the leading national education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ+ youth) honored Idina with the Ally Award at their annual Respect Awards ceremony! The event featured a performance by Jeremy Jordan who sang “Let it Go,” “Defying Gravity” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to help honor her! Click on through to the gallery below to see all the photos. Sadly, most of these are tagged but I’ll replace them if untagged photos are released.

Idina Menzel Announces ‘Drama Queen’ + Releases MOVE

Exciting news! Idina Menzel’s new single, ‘Move’, is out now along with details about her album, ‘Drama Queen’! Idina worked alongside global hitmakers Nile Rodgers, Jake Shears, Justin Tranter, Sir Nolan, Simon Wilcox, Laura Veltz, and more to create a body of work that is a departure from what she’s released in the past but showcases her powerhouse vocals with soaring anthems, disco-infused beats, and just the right amount of drama. Here’s what she said about the project:

“I am a Drama Queen…I’m dramatic and emotional and passionate. I love the stage and the spotlight. I love the attention and the roar of an audience. I have big feelings. I sing my ass off through tears of joy, heartbreak, anger, and sadness. This project is the most fun I’ve ever had writing and recording an album. I want everyone to move and sing with me and embrace their inner Drama Queen. I’m so thrilled that the first single, ‘Move’ is coming in time for Pride Month. It’s a celebration of love in all its forms. The LGBTQIA+ community has always been so inspiring to me—watching friends and fans live so courageously, so authentically.”

‘Drama Queen’ will be released on August 18 but you can pre-save/pre-order it now! You can also pre-order SIGNED vinyls or CDs along with other ‘Drama Queen’ merch at Idina’s official store! The vinyl on her site comes in an exclusive hot pink while Barnes & Noble is exclusively offering a sky blue edition. Note that Barnes & Noble is listing a release date of October 27 for that version.

Idina visited Ryan Seacrest in-studio to preview some music and tease the album earlier this week. You can watch the interview here.

‘Drama Queen’ Tracklisting
1. Move
2. Beast
3. Dramatic
4. My Love For Life
5. Paradise Prelude / Paradise (feat. Nile Rodgers)
6. Make Me Hate Me
7. Funny Kind Of Lonely
8. Royalty
9. Madison Hotel

You Can Now Send A Personalized Idina Greeting Card!

We ALL want Idina Menzel to sing to us on our birthday, right? Now you can send a digital card with a personalized ’80s style birthday performance by Idina! You can either personalize and send a video using the SmashUps app or through the web. It’s so well done and fun! There are tons of names to choose from as well as generic titles like mom, dad, friend, etc. You can see the one I made for myself by swiping to the second slide below. I LOVE it!

More photos are in the gallery:

Idina Menzel’s Podcast Recap + Encore Clearance

As we wrap up the year, there were a couple of new interviews that were released to support the release of ‘Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?’. First up was TODAY’s Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist. A small part (about 8 minutes) of the interview aired on TV on Christmas Day but you can listen to the entire interview on the Sunday Sitdown podcast.

Second, she had a really honest conversation with Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast about career trajectory, IVF, co-parenting, ‘Which Way to the Stage?’, the ‘Wicked’ movie and more. I really enjoyed both interviews and highly recommend them! You can watch/listen at the links posted throughout or on my Youtube playlist.

Also, I meant to post last week, but Idina had another Encore by Idina showcase on QVC last week! You can watch those here. A bunch of pieces are on clearance, so it’s a great time to buy at I have several and love them all! All very soft and cozy which is my personal aesthetic. ;) I recommend sizing down if you aren’t familiar with QVC sizing.

It’s been a fun Idina year and I can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store! Happy New Year!

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