VIDEO: Idina Menzel on Return to Broadway: 'Just Like Being Home'
Idina Menzel, who just received a Tony nomination as Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in Broadway's IF/THEN, chatted with ET yesterday about returning to Broadway and the many recent successes in her career.
"It's just like being home really," the 'Wicked' star told ET's Rob Marciano. "I'm a New York girl, and this has been my dream ever since I was a little girl. You go away for a little while. I had a baby out in California. You do other things. But I've always wanted to come back. I just wanted to be with something I felt really strongly about."
Check out the appearance below!
If/Then is now playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, with Tony winner Idina Menzel leading the cast, which also features Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence, and Jackie Burns.
If/Then is a contemporary new musical that follows two distinct storylines in the life of Elizabeth, a city planner who moves back to New York to restart her life in this city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths.If/Then follows both stories simultaneously as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.
The original Broadway musical reunites Tom Kitt (music), Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics), and Michael Greif (director), the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal. If/Then is being produced by David Stone, who produced both Wicked and Next to Normal.
The show reunites 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).
Menzel has performed internationally, both in musicals (she brought Elphaba to London's West End) and as herself in a concert tour. Other film and television credits include Enchanted, Ask the Dust, Glee, and Rent. Solo albums include Barefoot At The Symphony (a live recording of her PBS special by the same name), I Stand, Here, and Still I Can't Be Still.
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