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Idina Menzel Considering 'A Couple' of Broadway Projects

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According to an interview with the Windy City Times, Idina Menzel is considering "a couple" of new Broadway projects.

"I am missing the theater community," she told the Windy City Times. "I have dipped my toe in the water with a couple of different projects that are in very Early Stages. They are original pieces and out of respect for the writers I don't really talk about it but I do talk about originating things. Being invited into their process is an honor. That has worked for me in the past and hopefully one of these things will bring me to New York soon."

Read the full interview here.

Menzel has taken her tour Live: Barefoot at the Symphony across the country this year, and is headed to the Ravinia Festival in Chicago on July 8. Her next project is the animated film Frozen with Kristen Bell, due in 2013.

In the winter of l995, Menzel auditioned for the Broadway bound RENT and won the part of Maureen, an outspoken bi-sexual performance artist. The role earned Menzel her first Tony nomination and the musical went on to win four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, Menzel originated the role of Elphaba in Wicked, which included her show-stopping performance of the song "Defying Gravity". In 2007, she re-recorded and remixed "Gravity" and the song went on to become a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Dance Chart. Her star turn in Wicked won her a Tony Award and huge critical acclaim.

Other credits include two Drama Desk nominations for her roles in The Wild Party and See What I Wanna See at The Public Theatre. Menzel has also appeared on Broadway in Funny Girl and Off-Broadway in The Vagina Monologues, the 2011 Encores! and the 2004 Actors' Fund Hair concerts, the 2008 Royal Albert Hall concert version of Chess, and more. In 2006, she opened and reprised her starring role in Wicked on the West End. Other film credits include starring roles in the Disney romantic fable, Enchanted, Rent and Robert Towne's Ask The Dust.

Photo Credit: BWW-Staff

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