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Idina Menzel Live in Concert - 2012 - West End

One year after her well-received performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, Idina Menzel -- Tony Award-winner for originating the role of Elphaba in Wicked -- will appear at the West End's Apollo Theatre as part of her solo concert tour for one week from Monday, 8 October to Sunday, 14 October 2012. She will be performing a set list of pop and musical theatre songs. In addition to her long-standing musical theatre career, Menzel is also a songwriter, and she will be performing some of her own original songs for the first time in the UK.

Menzel is best known to London audiences for playing Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked, after originating the role on Broadway. For her performance, she earned a Tony Award for Best Actress, as well as nominations for Drama Desk and Olivier Awards. Her other theatre credits include her roles in Hair, The Wild Party, and the original casts of Rent and Aida. In 2008, she teamed up with her Elphaba standby Kerry Ellis for a one-night concert performance of Chess at the Royal Albert Hall.

Idina Menzel has also become well-known to television audiences in recent years for her role as Shelby Corcoran on Glee, a singing teacher who turns out to be the biological mother of Rachel Berry (Lea Michele). Her film roles include Rent, Enchanted, and Kissing Jessica Stein.

This strictly limited concert run will feature the backing of a 25-piece orchestra and follows the success of her US tour. Following her run at the Apollo Theatre, Menzel will play dates at Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 16 October and the Palace Theatre in Manchester on 17 October.


Apollo Theatre

(New York, NY)
223 W. 42nd St.

Idina Menzel Live in Concert West End Cast


by BWW News Desk - October 9, 2012
Menzel is back in London for a week of shows at the Apollo Theatre, and it's clear from the opening number, 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow', that her voice - accompanied by a sublime 25-piece orchestra - is on top form.