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Idina Menzel on Why President Obama Should Star in Wicked

Idina Menzel on Why President Obama Should Star in Wicked

January 19 marks President Barack Obama's last day in office, but Idina Menzel's got an idea for his next gig. She stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss her forthcoming tour, Lifetime's Beaches remake (set for January 21) and performing for President Barack Obama during his time in office. Menzel recounted an instance where President Obama sang ...

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She Can Fly Higher Than an Eagle! Watch Idina Menzel Slay 'Wind Beneath My Wings' from Beaches

She Can Fly Higher Than an Eagle! Watch Idina Menzel Slay 'Wind Beneath My Wings' from Beaches

Idina Menzel, have we ever told you you're our hero? (We've definitely told you you're a blazing supernova.) The Tony winner is tackling Bette Midler's iconic role of CC Bloom in Lifetime's upcoming Beaches remake, and while she revealed that filling the Divine Miss M's gargantuan shoes could be "career suicide," Menzel's first full performance of "Wind Beneath ...

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The Fans Have Spoken! Rank the Top 10 Duets Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel Should Perform Together

The Fans Have Spoken! Rank the Top 10 Duets Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel Should Perform Together

Happy Monday, Broadway fans! We spent our weekend playing The Art of Elegance and idina. on repeat and are confident you did the same (in addition to meeting stage faves and finding treasures at the Broadway Flea Market, obvs). Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel are rocking it out both in life and onstage at the moment; Cheno's slated to come ...

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The Queen of Swords Has Found Her King! Idina Menzel & Aaron Lohr Are Engaged

The Queen of Swords Has Found Her King! Idina Menzel & Aaron Lohr Are Engaged

It's not just a track on her brand new album! Tony winner Idina Menzel took to Twitter on September 23 to announce that she is engaged to Aaron Lohr. The news follows Menzel's self-titled record release and filming for her Beaches remake. "As if this week couldn't get any better I have wonderful news," Menzel tweeted. "My man and ...

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Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Rank the Top 10 Duets Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel Should Perform Together

Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Rank the Top 10 Duets Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel Should Perform Together

The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.

Good news! Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel's highly anticipated albums arrive have arrived, and we're ready to play them on repeat. The Art of Elegance and idina ...

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Idina Menzel Performs from Her New Album & Says People Will 'Love or Hate' Her for Her Beaches Role

Idina Menzel Performs from Her New Album & Says People Will 'Love or Hate' Her for Her Beaches Role

She's slaying like the Queen of Swords, Frozen's Elsa, Wicked's Elphaba and Rent's Maureen combined! Tony winner Idina Menzel is (still!) having a major moment, what with the release of her new album idina. on September 23 and filling Bette Midler's shoes in Lifetime's forthcoming TV remake of the beloved film Beaches. The Broadway favorite appeared on ...

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Idina Menzel on Tackling Bette Midler's Role in the New Beaches Movie & Why It Felt Like 'Career Suicide'

Idina Menzel on Tackling Bette Midler's Role in the New Beaches Movie & Why It Felt Like 'Career Suicide'

Idina Menzel has jumped over the moon, defied gravity and, uh, worn blazers and cardigans on Broadway. It seems like there’s nothing the blazing supernova can’t face, but her next project is a real beach of a role—one that she fears could be career-ending.

Menzel, who will star as CC Bloom in the Lifetime TV remake of Beaches, spoke to ...

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Odds & Ends: Javier Munoz on His First Impression of Hamilton, Watch Idina Menzel Perform From Her New Album & More

Odds & Ends: Javier Munoz on His First Impression of Hamilton, Watch Idina Menzel Perform From Her New Album & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today and over the summer weekend.

Javier Muñoz on His First Impression of Hamilton
Javier Muñoz recently stopped by CBS This Morning to discuss becoming Hamilton's headliner. Previously Lin-Manuel Miranda's alternate, the Broadway alum has been with the Tony-winning musical from the very beginning. "The first thing I ...

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Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth to Drop Albums on Same Day & More

Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth to Drop Albums on Same Day & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today.

Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth to Drop Albums on Same Day
This is the Broadway equivalent of last November's battle between Justin Bieber's Purpose versus One Direction's Made in the A.M.! Tony winners and original Wicked co-stars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth will both release their new ...

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Odds & Ends: Bette Midler Reacts to Idina Menzel's Beaches Casting, Will Chase Roasts Lin-Manuel Miranda & More

Odds & Ends: Bette Midler Reacts to Idina Menzel's Beaches Casting, Will Chase Roasts Lin-Manuel Miranda & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today.

Bette Midler Finally Reacts to Idina Menzel's Beaches Casting
Idina Menzel can breathe easy…Bette Midler, the original CC Bloom in Beaches, has approved the Broadway supernova taking on the role in Lifetime’s upcoming remake! The Divine Miss M tweeted: “Can’t wait to see Idina Menzel as CC in ...

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The Broadway.com Show: Casting Update, Idina Menzel in Beaches, Newsies Filming & More

The Broadway.com Show: Casting Update, Idina Menzel in Beaches, Newsies Filming & More

In this week's episode, we talk about Oslo moving to Broadway, new stars in blockbusters like Hamilton and Wicked, passing the mic at the DNC and more.

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We're Bette-ing on Idina Menzel, Zachary Quinto Had a Dream About You, Baby & More Lessons of the Week

We're Bette-ing on Idina Menzel, Zachary Quinto Had a Dream About You, Baby & More Lessons of the Week

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: time to head home, cocoon yourself on the couch and binge-watch both seasons of Smash because it’s honestly been a while since you last watched it and Debra Messing would probably appreciate it. (Just us? Fine.) Whatever you have planned for the weekend, put it on hold and study up on the ...

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Idina Menzel & More B'way Faves Stand for Love, Cats Take a Nap (Sorta) & Other Fab Hot Shots!

Idina Menzel & More B'way Faves Stand for Love, Cats Take a Nap (Sorta) & Other Fab Hot Shots!
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From the Democratic National Convention to glitzy film screenings to the floor of the Neil Simon Theatre, there's a lot of Broadway love going around! See it captured in our latest hot shot roundup!

Idina Menzel Will Take on Bette Midler Role for TV Remake of Beaches

Idina Menzel Will Take on Bette Midler Role for TV Remake of Beaches

Did you ever know that Idina Menzel is our hero? Probably. The Tony-winning blazing supernova has been tapped to headline a small screen remake of the 1988 movie Beaches for Lifetime. According to Deadline, Menzel will play CC (originated by Bette Midler) and take on classic songs from the film and original tunes. The movie is set to air next year.

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Video Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth Reunite for Hillary Clinton & More

Video Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth Reunite for Hillary Clinton & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories videos you may have missed from today.

Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth Reunite
A slew of stage favorites including Tony winners Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming and Billy Porter, along with Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ben Platt and Ellen Greene, were just some of the talents who teamed up for Hillary Clinton on July ...

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The Broadway.com Show: Darren Criss Hits the Road in Hedwig! Cats Casting! Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel Reunite!

The Broadway.com Show: Darren Criss Hits the Road in Hedwig! Cats Casting! Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel Reunite!

In this week's episode, we talk about Neverland flying from Broadway, Darren Criss pulling the Hedwig wig down from the shelf, Christian Borle's double duty, Kristin and Idina getting Wicked again and more!

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Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth Are Wicked Again! Watch the Original Stars Revisit 'For Good'

Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth Are Wicked Again! Watch the Original Stars Revisit 'For Good'

Get ready to be changed for the better: Original Wicked headliners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth have reunited! It’s been nearly 13 years since the two opened the blockbuster musical at the Gershwin Theatre, and now the Tony winners are revisiting the emotional Act II duet “For Good.” The spellbinding performance is the latest from Wicked’s #OutofOz Studio ...

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Idina Menzel's Still Letting It Go, Tituss Burgess Wants a Spider Visit & More Lessons of the Week

Idina Menzel's Still Letting It Go, Tituss Burgess Wants a Spider Visit & More Lessons of the Week

Listen, we don’t blame you if you’ve been doing nothing but watching and rewatching The Color Purple’s tribute to Prince. But if you need a break from all those emotions, look no further: it’s time for Lessons of the Week. From a high-flying Lin-Manuel Miranda to a violent fantasy involving Cheyenne Jackson’s hands, it’s been a madcap seven days ...

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Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel Can't 'Let It Go,' Watch Lea Salonga on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend & More

Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel Can't 'Let It Go,' Watch Lea Salonga on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Idina Menzel Can't 'Let It Go'
Idina Menzel has a "Let It Go" problem. "It’s so unfair," the Broadway supernova and Frozen favorite exclaimed at Tribeca Talks on April 19. "It’s just a very ordinary saying that we’ve all used a million times and now I can’t say ...

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Sleepy Schuyler Sisters, Idina Menzel Hugging It Out with Ben Platt & Other Hot Shots You Need to See

Sleepy Schuyler Sisters, Idina Menzel Hugging It Out with Ben Platt & Other Hot Shots You Need to See
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Cirque du Soleil-Paramour's quadruple threats strike a sparkly pose, Idina Menzel gets handsy with Ben Platt and JHud looks super fierce in the a.m.  Start the workweek off right, and let our latest roundup of Broadway hot shots inspire you to shine (or snooze like a Schuyler Sister before doing so).

Odds & Ends: 'Let It Go' With Idina Menzel, Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Tread the Boards & More

Odds & Ends: 'Let It Go' With Idina Menzel, Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Tread the Boards & More

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'Let It Go' With Idina Menzel
Got Frozen fever? Can’t wait for the stage adaptation of the hit Disney movie to land on Broadway or for the sequel to make its way to movie theaters? Then Idina Menzel and Oscar-winning Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez and ...

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Tony Winners Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Appear on NOW That's What I Call Broadway!

Tony Winners Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Appear on  NOW That's What I Call Broadway!

Remember, back in the day, eagerly awaiting the release of the next NOW That’s What I Call Music! cassette tape (we’re showing our age here!)? Anyway, the world’s best-selling multi-artist album series is still around and is set to drop their first ever NOW That's What I Call Broadway! on April 29.

Artists to appear on the record include Tony ...

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See Idina Menzel, Josh Gad & Kristen Bell's Toasty Warm Frozen Reunion

See Idina Menzel, Josh Gad & Kristen Bell's Toasty Warm Frozen Reunion

For the first time in forever, Frozen squad Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad reunited on March 13 for Menzel’s ABroaderWay Foundation. Naturally, Elsa, Anna and Olaf took the stage to sing at the benefit—check out more of the adorable get-together below, as well as a taste of Bell singing “Spare,” which was cut from the film and ...

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Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel to Let It Roll at the White House, Audra McDonald Receives Another Honor & More

Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel to Let It Roll at the White House, Audra McDonald Receives Another Honor & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Idina Menzel Will Sing at the White House
Tony winner and Frozen queen Idina Menzel is about to get presidential. No, not in Hamilton. The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner is set to perform at the White House’s 2016 Easter Egg Roll on March 28. Menzel will also ...

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Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel Gets Frozen Again, Kristin Chenoweth Flick Secures Distribution Deal & More

Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel Gets Frozen Again, Kristin Chenoweth Flick Secures Distribution Deal & More

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Idina Menzel Lets It Go Some More
We still have over two years until some yet-to-be-announced beltress in a platinum blonde wigs lets it go on Broadway, but until then, Idina Menzel is still holding the Frozen torch. The Tony-winning supernova performed her signature “Let ...

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