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Idina Menzel News

Date of Birth: May 30, 1971 (45)
Birth Place: Syosset, NY, USA
Gender: Female
American Ballet Theatre and St. Louis Symphony Collaborate for FIREBIRD Performance With Misty Copeland and Isabella BoylstonAmerican Ballet Theatre and St. Louis Symphony Collaborate for FIREBIRD Performance With Misty Copeland and Isabella Boylston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

One of the world's greatest dance companies, American Ballet Theatre (Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director), will unite with the seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musicians of the St. Louis Symphony in February 2018, at the University of Nebraska's Lied Center for Performing Arts. The collaboration was announced this morning at New York City's Lincoln Center and features a once-in-a-lifetime performance of Igor Stravinsky's masterwork:Firebird with Principal Dancers Misty Copeland (Friday, Feb. 16, 2018) and Isabella Boylston (Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018) illuminating the iconic Firebird role. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on BroadwayNobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Broadway Noire to Celebrate African American Culture in MAKE THEM HEAR YOU at Feinstein's/54 BelowBroadway Noire to Celebrate African American Culture in MAKE THEM HEAR YOU at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Derrick Byars and the cast of Make Them Hear You will bring their celebration of African American culture in musical theatre to Feinstein's/54 Below! Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway Noire on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. Directed and Produced by Byars, Make Them Hear You follows the musical journey from the 1920's through the present and shows how we have made them hear us!  (more...)

BWW Interview - John Tartaglia Gushes Over Netflix Co-Star  Julie Andrews, Talks Broadway Return Hopes & More!BWW Interview - John Tartaglia Gushes Over Netflix Co-Star Julie Andrews, Talks Broadway Return Hopes & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 23, 2017

Today, John Tartaglia speaks with BWW about the important new Netflix series JULIE'S GREENROOM, which teaches kids, 'the arts don't discriminate.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Cabrillo Music Theatre Takes to Heaven SISTER ACTPhoto Flash: Cabrillo Music Theatre Takes to Heaven SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT! For the first time in the Kavli theatre, Cabrillo will present this hilarious new musical, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, musical direction by Kyle C. Norris, choreography by Michelle Elkin and direction by Misti B. Wills. (more...)

Steven Brinberg is SIMPLY BARBRA at Rockwell Stage and ShowSteven Brinberg is SIMPLY BARBRA at Rockwell Stage and Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village. (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This WeekSo Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

VIDEO: MOANA, FROZEN & More Among Performances from DWTS' 'Disney Night'!VIDEO: MOANA, FROZEN & More Among Performances from DWTS' 'Disney Night'!
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The nine remaining celebrities transformed into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrated the magnificence of “Disney Night,” on last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS.   (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Summer With The Symphony SeriesPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Summer With The Symphony Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Summer with the Symphony returns for its third season in June, offering a diverse selection of concerts - from classics to hip-hop and everything in between. There are so many ways to add the perfect musical spark to summer in Pittsburgh! (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 17, 2017Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 17, 2017
by - Apr 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, April 17, 2017! (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Hit the National Theatre This JuneRENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Hit the National Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play the National Theatre, where the original touring production made its Washington-area premiere 20 years ago, for one week only, June 20 through 25, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch as Christina Bianco Makes Her Way Through HAMILTON as Your Favorite Broadway Divas!VIDEO: Watch as Christina Bianco Makes Her Way Through HAMILTON as Your Favorite Broadway Divas!
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2017

Christina Bianco is back at it again with her hilarious impressions, and this time she's tackling HAMILTON.  (more...)

Broadway's Megan Hilty Headlines KC SuperStar 2017; 24 Semi-Finalists Chosen for High School Singing CompetitionBroadway's Megan Hilty Headlines KC SuperStar 2017; 24 Semi-Finalists Chosen for High School Singing Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Megan Hilty, known for her amazing singing talents on the Broadway stage, film and the critically-acclaimed television series "SMASH," will serve as host for 2017 KC SuperStar finals on Sunday, August 27. (more...)

BWW Interview: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Van Wezel Performing Arts HallBWW Interview: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 3, 2017

Spend an Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth Coming to The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (more...)

BWW Review: CHESS, Festival Theatre, EdinburghBWW Review: CHESS, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - Apr 1, 2017

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's latest ambitious venture is a visually stunning production of Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice's hit 1980s pop musical. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 30th, 2017 - THE HAIRY APE at the Armory and More!BWW Morning Brief March 30th, 2017 - THE HAIRY APE at the Armory and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 30, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE HAIRY APE, starring Bobby Cannavale, opens tonight at Park Avenue Armory! (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved ClassicThe New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

CTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award CeremonyCTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Mike Isaacson will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. It was initially scheduled for March 14th but was rescheduled due to snowstorm Stella. (more...)

VIDEO: Christina Bianco Sings 'Let It Go' Like Never BeforeVIDEO: Christina Bianco Sings 'Let It Go' Like Never Before
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Are you one of those people that genuinely never wants to hear 'Let It Go' again?  (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Features Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert, 4/21-22Pacific Symphony Pops Features Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

It's Broadway baby! Pacific Symphony Pops brings two award-winning Broadway superstars—Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell—together on one stage to deliver an evening of unforgettable music from the Great White Way. With stunning voices and booming careers on Broadway, television and concert stages, Hilty and Mitchell join the 88-piece orchestra to bring fresh insight to a program of Broadway hits and memorable melodies that have become timeless standards, including music from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hilty dazzles with songs such as Gershwin's “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “They Just Keep Moving the Line” from the NBC-TV series “Smash” and “The Rainbow Connection” from her album “Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” Then, Mitchell takes the stage with masterpieces such as “Stars” from “Les Misérables,” “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of La Mancha,” “It Ain't Necessarily So” from “Porgy and Bess,” and the ultimate lounge tune, “Feeling Good.”  (more...)

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