Idina Menzel on John Travolta Flub: 'I've Only Benefited From It'
Idina Menzel graces the cover of this week's Billboard Magazine - which describes the Broadway vet as "The (Not So) New 'It' Girl". Menzel's performance of "Let it Go" from the hit movie Frozen recently cracked the Top 10 on Billboard's own Hot 100 chart. The actress is currently in previews for her first Broadway show since her Tony Award-winning performance as 'Elphaba' in Wicked.
In the interview, the talented actress addressed John Travolta's now infamous flub when he introduced her as "Adele Dazeem" just prior to her performance of 'Let It Go' at this year's Oscars.
"That threw me for a minute, but then I just got back on track and reminded myself of where I was," she says of the faux pas. "He was really gracious and sent this gorgeous email, and we're buddies and it's all cool." She adds, "Please. I mean, I've only benefited from it!"
Menzel can currently be seen starring 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.
Additional New York stage work includes The Wild Party (MTC), Hair (Encores), and See What I Wanna See (Public). 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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