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BWW TV: Idina Menzel Talks Tour, WICKED, Broadway, GLEE & More

On October 13, Broadway and GLEE star Idina Menzel, hosted a 'Twitter meeting' to promote her concert tour at Joe's Pub. During the meeting, she revealed that she heads into the studio next week to begin work on a new album that will feature mostly original music, but also some standards to be recorded with a full orchestra. No specific song titles or release plans were revealed. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the conversation and brings you footage below.

Idina Menzel won a Tony for Best Actress for her role as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in the original production of 'Wicked' on Broadway (she originated the role in 2003 in San Francisco before Wicked's Broadway run). Prior to her appearance in 'Wicked', she originated the role of Maureen in 'Rent' on Broadway, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Following Wicked, Menzel appeared off-Broadway in The Public Theater's production of 'See What I Wanna See', for which she received Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award nominations. She also appeared Off-Broadway in 'The Wild Party'. Film credits include the role reprisal of Maureen in the film adaptation of 'Rent', the Oscar-nominated fable 'Enchanted', and Robert Towne's 'Ask The Dust'. She went on to reprise her role as Elphaba in the West End production of 'Wicked' at London's Apollo Victoria Theater in 2006. Menzel has released three solo albums, the latest of which is 'I Stand', produced by Glen Ballard. Menzel is scheduled for a spring guest star appearance on the TV series GLEE.

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(Photo by Monica Simoes)


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