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Idina Menzel Plays FL., Mass., CA & More in 2010; Officially Announces Tour Dates

Singer and Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel has announced that she will return to the road in April for a series of 2010 shows with major symphony orchestras across the country. Menzel will be performing a diverse repertoire of classic pop, musical theater favorites (including hits from Wicked and Rent), and songs from I Stand, her debut album for Warner Bros. Records. "I'm really looking forward to getting back on stage in this new arena. There's something so magical about singing in front of an orchestra. I can't wait to mix up my repertoire and experiment with my album material in this new context."

Tour stops include three shows at Boston's Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, which includes a special cameo appearance on the opening night of the season, as well as an appearance at Wolftrap in Washington DC with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch. All confirmed dates are below with more to be announced.

Menzel and her rich, soaring voice first came to public attention thanks to her knock-out turns in the blockbuster musicals Rent and Wicked, for which she won a Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical. In 2008, Menzel released I Stand, a mix of powerhouse pop tunes and touching balladry she had written, including "Brave," which was hailed by Billboard as "ascending to the stratosphere, amid gratifying skyscraping production."

As an actress, Menzel appeared opposite Patrick Dempsey in the Disney hit Enchanted, as well as in a recurring role on ABC's Private Practice. This spring she joins the cast of the Fox juggernaut Glee playing the coach of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline.

Idina Menzel's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/24 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Park (Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra)
5/04 Boston, MA Symphony Hall (Boston Pops Orchestra) *cameo appearance
opening night of the Boston Pops season
5/05 Boston, MA Symphony Hall (Boston Pops Orchestra)
5/06 Boston, MA Symphony Hall (Boston Pops Orchestra)
6/24: Philadelphia, PA Mann Center (Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra)
7/02 Lenox, MA, Tanglewood (Boston Pops Orchestra)
7/09 San Francisco, CA Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco Symphony)
7/17 Washington, DC Wolftrap (National Symphony Orchestra w/ Marvin Hamlisch)
7/31 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods (Boston Pops Orchestra)
8/01 Hyannis, MA Hyannis Village Green (Boston Pops Orchestra)
11/5 Denver, CO Boettcher Concert Hall (Colorado Symphony w/ Marvin Hamlisch)
11/19 Minneapolis, MN Orchestra Hall (Minnesota Orchestra)

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