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Idina Menzel Talks Health, Beauty, WICKED & IF/THEN

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Idina Menzel Talks Health, Beauty, WICKED & IF/THENPopular Broadway leading lady and GLEE notable Idina Menzel shares details of her health regimen, beauty secrets, favorite foods and more as part of a health-focused new interview, also finding the time to touch upon her legendary association with international musical mega-hit WICKED and preview her upcoming theatrical return in IF/THEN all the while.

In remarking upon how she manages her health in general, Menzel offers, "I think it's about staying in front of any illness. If I feel anything, I run to the doctor."

Additionally, Menzel reveals her favorite foods, such as blueberries, chicken, sushi, almond butter and chocolate, also humorously remarking on guilty pleasures: "You eat those M&M'S, you'll see them on your derriere."

As for her comments pertaining to her onstage lifestyle, Menzel imparts an intriguing WICKED-related story evidencing her solid grasp on balancing a healthy lifestyle with a demanding career over the course of the chat.

Menzel relates that nature and nurture go hand in hand for her: "Along with enough sleep and taking proper supplements, I steam - in my steam shower," she says of what she does to nurture herself.

Clarifying further, Menzel adds, "I find it's very healing, more than just your typical "tea and honey." I let the steam get into my throat and I can even warm up my voice and vocalize. And I steam my skin, which is great for getting all that stuff off of my face. When I was playing the Green Witch in Wicked, I had so much makeup to get off -- it was an ordeal. The steam really helped, and my skin looked good."

Also, Menzel teases her upcoming eagerly awaited return to the Broadway in IF/THEN, stating, "I love the process of being in the room with composers when they're developing a show. I'm reuniting with my director from Rent, Michael Greif, my producer from Wicked, David Stone,and composer Tom Kitt and lyricist and book writer Brian Yorkey, both from the musical Next to Normal. It's so nice when they write a character around you, so a part of you is as organic as can be on stage."

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