Idina Menzel Duets with 'Rent' Castmates, Katie Couric & More at Broader Way Fundraiser
Idina Menzel reunited with a host of her 'Rent' co-stars including Jesse L. Martin, Daphne Rubin- Vega and Anthony Rapp at a recent fundraiser for her "A Broader Way Camp". The event took place at BB King Blues Club in New York City.
According to the New York Post, Mario Cantone served as host of the karaoke benefit in which newswoman Katie Couric sang a shaky rendition of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" with Menzel. According to a witness at the benefit, "Idina joked the event was put together by the team that planned her wedding to Taye Diggs - and they could plan her next wedding."
About A Broaderway Foundation
Created in 2010 by Idina Menzel and Taye Digg, a Broaderway is dedicated to offering girls from urban communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. The emphasis is on building self-esteem, developing leadership qualities and striving for personal and social achievement.
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). It was announced yesterday that the actress has been nominated for a 2014 Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in If/Then.