FIRST LOOK - Power of Women Honoree IDINA MENZEL Graces Cover of Variety
This year's annual Variety's Power of Women luncheon will honor Claire Danes, Nancy Dubuc, Idina Menzel, Iman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon. The event will make its New York debut on April 25 at Cipriani Midtown. The honorees will be recognized for their humanitarian efforts with their chosen causes.
Today, Variety shared a cover photo featuring Menzel. Check it out at left!
In 2010, Tony winner Menzel co-created A Broader Way, an arts centered program for urban girls. "There's a beautiful intimacy about the camp," Menzel tells Variety. "The counselors perform that first night, to show the girls they can make themselves vulnerable."
She continues, "It's about using the arts to help girls find their own voice. There's a lot of young women who don't know how to use their voice literally and figuratively. These girls get to be the authors of their own life."
Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Aida) is currently starring in If/Then, a new musical on Broadway that explores the effects chance and choice take on one woman's life. If/Then reuintes Menzel with Anthony Rapp, her original Rent co-star (the pair played Maureen and Mark, respectively). The musical also stars Tony award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple).