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Idina Menzel Set for 3-Night Stand with Houston Symphony

Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel will be fronting the Houston Symphony for a three-night-stand October 14, 15, and 16.  Tickets are on sale now via

The singer will be performing a wide repertoire, including songs from musicals in which she's starred, a few numbers from her recurring role on Fox's hit television show Glee, and some cover tunes.  She has been touring the US more than a year, joining some of the nation's best symphony orchestras, including the Cincinnati Pops, New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, and soon will be jetting across the Atlantic for an October 6 performance with the Royal Philharmonic in London.  Houston is Menzel's only Texas engagement in 2011.

For a preview of Menzel's performance, click here to watch a clip of her concert earlier this year with the New York Philharmonic.

Idina Menzel's complete concert schedule is as follows:

17 Sept - Buffalo, NY - Kleinhans Music Hall
06 Oct - London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
14 Oct - Houston, TX - Jones Hall
15 Oct - Houston, TX - Jones Hall
16 Oct - Houston, TX - Jones Hall
22 Oct - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
05 Nov - Brookville, NY - The Tilles Center
12 Nov - Kansas City, MO - The Kauffman Center
03 Dec - Miami, FL - The Arsht Center

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel has a diverse career on stage and in film, television, and music. She recently appeared in the television hit Glee, and is currently on a sold-out tour, performing with leading orchestras around the country. In 2009 Ms. Menzel co-starred with Josh Groban in the concert version of Chess: The Musical, recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall and broadcast on PBS. In December 2005 she completed her role as the misunderstood Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, for which she received a Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award nomination.

She reprised the role in London's West End in September 2006, receiving the Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also starred in Michael John LaChiusa's musical See What I Wanna See, directed by Ted Sperling at The Public Theater, garnering Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations. Other honors included a Tony nomination for her debut performance as Maureen in the original production of Rent, and a Drama Desk nomination for her performance as Kate in Manhattan Theater Club's Off-Broadway original musical, The Wild Party.

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