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Idina Menzel Wants to Duet With You, Carly Rae Jepsen Does Windows & More Lessons of the Week

Idina Menzel Wants to Duet With You, Carly Rae Jepsen Does Windows & More Lessons of the Week
Ramin Karimloo, Bryan Cranston and Carly Rae Jepsen taught us some crazy stuff this week.

This week on Broadway flew by, but before we let it go ("let it go...can't hold it back anymore!"), let's revisit some of the weird, wacky and wonderful stuff that happened over the last seven days. Check out everything we learned on the Great White Way this week!


It's Now OK to Sing ‘Let It Go’ In Public
A sing-along version of Frozen is hitting theaters nationwide. If you need some vocal tips, there are several thousand four-year-old fans (and some puppets) who really know how to nail Elsa’s emotional arc.


HBO Isn't Buying Patti LuPone
Sorry, LuPone superfans, but the network isn’t biting on the People in Jersey pilot. If we ran HBO, we’d air the series between her laundromat sleeper hit Love Cycle and reruns of Life Goes On, but sadly, no one asked us.


Peter Pan (Not Laura Benanti?) Will Fly
NBC, it's great you're airing Peter Pan live, but aren't you forgetting something? There aren't any good roles for Sound of Music scene-stealer Laura Benanti. You could have done The Music Man or My Fair Lady, but nooo… And don't even think about casting her as Nana.


Jessie Mueller Lives in a Giant Musical
Here’s what we learned from Beautiful star Jessie Mueller’s vlog: She never stops singing, whether she’s making coffee or showing off her opening night zit. She's like that hyper kid in drama class who was always running around belting showtunes and—wait, that was us.


Mick Jagger Always Gets What He Wants
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger wants to produce a Broadway show—no, not a big, flashy bio-musical about himself. Instead, he hopes to adapt his documentary about lesser-known backup singers, 20 Feet From Stardom, for the stage. What a mensch!


Jean Valjean Now Has Enormous Guns
Ramin Karimloo wasn’t kidding when he said he was hitting the gym to play prisoner 24601 in Les Miz. Jean Valjean and Rocky Balboa and their six-packs should go on fitness dates together (Workout mash-up song: "Eye of the Tigers Come at Night").


LBJ Was (Practically) a Meth Dealer
Worried Bryan Cranston gave up Walter White for good? Fear not! He says his new role, President LBJ in All the Way, has more in common with the fearless antihero than we think. For instance, LBJ always cooks his Blue Magic in his undies. But really, who doesn't?


Meryl Streep Is a Matinee Lady
Outside Mullingar star Debra Messing was pretty starstruck herself when eight-gajillion-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep stopped by after the Wednesday matinee. If you need us, we'll be at the Friedman until we've absorbed every molecule of talent she might have left behind.


Carly Rae Jepsen Wanted to Be a Maid
Ella would do anything to go to the ball, but new Cinderella headliner Carly Rae Jepsen's sights are set a teensy bit lower: Her childhood goal was to play "Maid #3" in a Broadway show. Hey Carly, the floors at the Broadway.com offices are muddy, wanna come over?


We Were Bradley Cooper’s First Time
The Elephant Man star Bradley Cooper gave Broadway.com a shout-out at the SAG Awards—his Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Three Days of Rain was the first (and only, until now) trophy he ever won! Was it good for you, Brad?

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