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Tony Award-winning Broadway Star of Wicked and Rent, and the Hit Television Show Glee, IDINA MENZEL, Will Tour North America with her Brand New Show
· Toddstar on June 14 2012 22:57:29
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Tony Award-winning Broadway Star of Wicked and Rent,  and the Hit Television Show Glee IDINA MENZEL Will Tour North America with her Brand New Show




Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina Menzel, star of Broadway’s Wicked and the original stage production of Rent, will tour North America, performing her brand new live show.  Tickets, on sale beginning March 3rd at 10am, can be purchased through local box offices or www.idinamenzel.com.

Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary Rent. This season, Menzel reprised her role on “Glee,” FOX’s smash hit television series, as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel’s biological mother.

"I am so thrilled to be going back on tour this summer. I am eager to reconnect with my audience, perform my favorite songs and explore some exciting new material,” said Menzel.

Amazing audiences with her captivating performances, Menzel has a diverse career on the stage, in film, television, and in music. On March 6th, she will release a CD and DVD entitled IDINA MENZEL LIVE: BAREFOOT AT THE SYMPHONY, a special journey through a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including a fresh spin on contemporary songs, led by legendary composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch, filmed at The Royal Conservatory’s beautiful Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. IDINA MENZEL LIVE: BAREFOOT AT THE SYMPHONY premieres on PBS stations beginning March 3, 2012 (check local listings).

Menzel also premiered Wicked in London’s West End to rave reviews and received a Theatergoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Menzel’s talents garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination, as well as a Drama League Award nomination for her role in See What I Wanna See directed by Ted Sperling at The Public Theater. Menzel also appeared in ABC’s television series “Private Practice.”

Menzel’s film credits include Disney’s romantic fable, Enchanted where she appeared opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams; Rent, in which she reprised her role as Maureen; and a co-starring role in Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust, opposite Selma Hayek and Colin Farrell.

TOUR DATES
June 14          Austin - Dell Foundation Hall at the Long Center for the Performing Arts
June 16          Nashville - The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
June 17          St. Louis - Peabody Opera House
June 19          Kansas City - The Midland by AMC
June 20          Milwaukee - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
June 22          Des Moines - Civic Center
June 23          Columbus - Bi-Centennial Stage at the Columbus Commons Stage
June 24          Indianapolis - Clowes Memorial Hall
June 26          Midland, MI - Midland Center for the Arts
June 27          Detroit - Detroit Opera House
June 29          Richmond, VA - Carpenter Theater
June 30          Philadelphia - Mann Center
July 07           Minneapolis - Orpheum Theater
July 08           Chicago - Ravinia
Aug 03           Washington DC - Wolf Trap
Oct 29            New York - Carnegie Hall

*More dates to be announced

About Idina Menzel
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel has a diverse career on the stage, in films and television, and in music. Idina is a powerhouse of talent, who constantly amazes audiences with her strong, emotional performances. For more information, please visit www.idinamenzel.com.


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