Idina Menzel’s new documentary, “Idina Menzel: Which Way To The Stage?” premiered at DOC NYC in New York City on Sunday! I went to the premiere and LOVED the movie! I don’t want to post any spoilers but we got a VERY up close and personal look at Idina and her highs and lows during that period as well as a lot of unseen footage of young Idina. The director, Anne McCabe, did a wonderful job of introducing her to people who need the introduction while still keeping it very fresh and interesting for those of us who’ve been enlightened. It really captures Idina’s characteristic humor and vulnerability and of course, the musical sequences were spectacular! I laughed, I got choked up, I got goosebumps. In short, you’re going to love it when it premieres December 9 on Disney+! If you really don’t want to wait, you can still buy a ticket to stream it via DOC NYC until November 27.
Before the screening, Idina said a few words:
The screening was followed by a Q&A with Idina, Anne McCabe, and producer Rachel Cohen. The talk was moderated by playwright Joshua Harmon (Skintight).
Afterwards, there was an after party at Tao Downtown where Idina mingled with guests and also recorded a few interviews, including this one with Sentimental Men podcast.
As if her day hadn’t been busy enough, in the evening, Idina presented the award for ‘Best Documentary Feature’ at the 7th annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards.
I also updated the gallery with photos from each event. Some are tagged but I’ll replace them if I can get untagged ones!
Of course, “Disenchanted” is being released on Friday, so check back because a lot more is happening this week!