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Idina Menzel Performs at the Peabody, June 17th

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Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina Menzel, star of Broadway's Wicked andthe original stage production of Rent, will tour North America, performing her brand new live show. Tickets can be purchased through local box offices or www.idinamenzel.com.

Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary Rent. This season, Menzel reprised her role on "Glee," FOX's smash hit television series, as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel's biological mother.

"I am so thrilled to be going back on tour this summer. I am eager to reconnect with my audience, perform my favorite songs and explore some exciting new material," said Menzel.

Amazing audiences with her captivating performances, Menzel has a diverse career on the stage, in film, television, and in music. On March 6th, she will release a CD and DVD entitled Idina Menzel LIVE: BAREFOOT AT THE SYMPHONY, a special journey through a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including a fresh spin on contemporary songs, led by legendary composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch, filmed at The Royal Conservatory's beautiful Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. Idina Menzel LIVE: BAREFOOT AT THE SYMPHONY premieres on PBS stations beginning March 3, 2012 (check local listings).

Menzel also premiered Wicked in London's West End to rave reviews and received a Theatergoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Menzel's talents garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination, as well as a Drama League Award nomination for her role in See What I Wanna See directed by Ted Sperling at The Public Theater. Menzel also appeared in ABC's television series "Private Practice."

Menzel's film credits include Disney's romantic fable, Enchanted where she appeared opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy AdamsRent, in which she reprised her role as Maureen; and a co-starring role in Robert Towne's Ask the Dust, opposite Selma Hayek and Colin Farrell.

TOUR DATES

June 1                   Vancouver      The Center in Vancouver for Performing Arts

June 2                   Seattle           The Paramount Theatre

June 3                   Portland          Keller Auditorium

June 5                   Modesto          Gallo Center

June 7                   San Francisco   Davies Symphony Hall

June 9                   Santa Rosa      Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

June 10                 Las Vegas        Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center

June 12                 San Antonio      Majestic Theater

June 13                 Dallas              Music Hall at Fair Park

June 14                 Austin             Dell Foundation Hall at the Long Center for the Performing Arts

June 16                 Nashville          The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel

June 17                    St. Louis           Peabody Opera House

June 19                 Kansas City      The Midland by AMC

June 20                 Milwaukee        Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

June 22                 Des Moines       Civic Center

June 23                 Columbus          Bi-Centennial Stage at the Columbus Commons Stage

June 24                 Indianapolis       Clowes Memorial Hall

June 26                 Midland, MI       Midland Center for the Arts

June 27                 Detroit             Detroit Opera House

June 29                 Richmond, VA    Carpenter Theater

June 30                 Philadelphia       Mann Center

July 7                    Minneapolis       Orpheum Theater

July 8                    Chicago            Ravinia

Aug 3                    Washington DC  Wolf Trap

Oct 29                   New York         Carnegie Hall

*More dates to be announced

About Idina Menzel

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel has a diverse career on the stage, in films and television, and in music. Idina is a powerhouse of talent, who constantly amazes audiences with her strong, emotional performances. For more information, please visit www.idinamenzel.com.

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Chris Gibson Chris has been active in the local theatre scene for over 30 years. In addition to his acting work, he's also contributed as a director, writer and composer. Though, initially a film buff, he grew tired of the sanitized, PG-13 rated blockbusters that were being continually shoved down his throat by the studios. An opportunity to review theatre in St. Louis has grown exponentially with the sudden explosion of venues and talent in the region. He now finds himself obsessed with witnessing those precious, electric moments that can only happen live, on stage.


 
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