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Idina Menzel Reveals BEACHES Reboot Will Feature At Least One New Scene

As BWW previously reported, Broadway's Idina Menzel will star in a reboot of Garry Marshall's 1988 tear-jerker BEACHES for Lifetime. The FROZEN star will take on the role of CC, originated by Bette Midler in the film, and will perform the iconic songs "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The GLORY of Love." In addition, Menzel will record several other songs specifically for the project, which will be produced by Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Nia Long had been cast in the role of 'Hillary', originally portrayed by Barbara Hershey. The TV film is set to premiere in 2017.

Production on the project got underway on August 15th in Vancouver. Today, Menzel turned to Twitter to tease that the TV reboot will feature at least one original scene that did not appear in the film. Check out the post below:


Directed by Allison Anders from a script by Bart Barker and Nikole Beckwith, Beaches follows "the serendipitous meeting of two youngsters, CC and Hillary, on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on unexpected and lifelong friendship. Menzel's CC is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles until she is discovered by a director who gives CC her first big shot. Hillary, (currently uncast but portrayed by Barbara Hershey in the original film), is the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own destiny. Their friendship-even with its ups and downs-sustains them for decades."

The original film raked in $57 million at the domestic box office, and its anthem, "Wing Beneath My Wings" went on to win Record and Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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