The site is going to be on a week-long hiatus, because I will be gone on vacation until Saturday, August 12th — Since Idina is in the middle of rehearsals, there probably won’t be any huge developments, but if you’re desperate for the possibility of new info, the So Beautiful Message Board is a great place to look. The comments section with remain active, but I won’t be here to monitor/edit anything (or answer questions), so please be respectful of each other and avoid spamming with unnecessary comments.
Quick Idina News:
#1: According to British theatre site, TheStage.co.uk, a benefit Gala to preview Wicked in the West End will take place on September 19th, hosted by Sharon Osbourne to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Great cause and I’m sure the event will be wonderful!
#2: There’s a great mention of Idina by fellow London cast-mate, Martin Ball (the newest Dr. Dillamond), in his online Diary about the rehearsal process of the show. Click here to view the entry, titled “Martin’s Diary: The first day”. In reference to Idina, he states:
|“Idina Menzel, star of the Broadway production of Wicked, is reprising her Tony award winning performance as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in London and she flew in yesterday. Now bearing in mind she’s already played the role, has nothing to prove and to her body clock it’s not quite 4 am yet, she could be forgiven for giving herself a gentle morning. But no, from the first word, there’s Elphaba. And when she starts to sing “The Wizard and I” it’s so thrilling that hot tears spring suddenly to my eyes. I look away from her, embarrassed by this unexpected emotion, and quickly see that I’m far from alone.”|
Have a great week, everyone!