First off: Congratulations to Idina for winning Best Actress in a Musical at the Theatregoers’ Choice Awards! Idina won the award, voted by the legions of fans that saw her incredible performance in London this past fall. Wicked was also the receiver of the Best Supporting Actress in a Musical award (Miriam Margolyes), Best Set Designer (Eugene Lee), and Best New Musical. Congratulations to the entire show! (to view the other winners, click here.)

Acceptance/Response from Idina:
“To all of you wonderful theatregoers who voted for me, thank you so much for this amazing honour. I could not have imagined a better way to make my West End debut than with this unbelievable cast and crew and the incredible love and support that everyone has shown me. I came to this town with some old green make-up and left completely in love with the people and the city. It means so much to me that the green girl was greeted with such warmth and was able to make her transcontinental voyage. This has been a life-changing experience for me that wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for all of you. Can’t wait to come back soon!”

In other news, I’ve received word about Idina’s upcoming concert appearance with Josh Groban — She will be singing a duet with Josh, and then singing a new song that she has been working on for her new album! I will be trying to get the concert from the radio and up here for everyone to download. tongue

Following the Radio 2 BBC concert, Idina will be returning to LA to finish her album.

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