Wicked Tour

Initial dates for Idina Menzel’s 2010 national tour have been announced. The Broadway star and upcoming GLEE performer, will visit cities coast to coast, from New York to California to Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Dates that have been announced on Menzel’s official website are as follows:

April 24 Metropolitan Park- Jacksonville, FL
May 4 “Opening Night at Pops: 125th Pops Anniversary Celebration,” Boston MA
May 5-6 Boston Pops Symphony Hall- Boston, MA
June 24 Mann Center- Philadelphia, PA
July 2 Tanglewood- Lenox, MA
July 9 San Francisco Symphony- San Francisco, CA
July 17 Wolftrap- Washington, DC
July 31 Bethel Woods Center For The Arts- Bethel, NY
August 1 Pops by the Sea- Hyannis, MA
November 5 Boettcher Concert Hall- Denver, CO
November 19 Orchestra Hall- Minneapolis, MN

Idina Menzel received a Best Actress Tony award for her Elphaba role in “Wicked’s” original production on Broadway. In 2003 she originated the role in San Francisco, prior to Wicked’s Broadway run. Before her “Wicked” appearance,” Menzel originated the Maureen role in Broadway’s “Rent.” She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. After her appearance in “Wicked,” Menzel performed in “See What I Wanna See” The Public Theater’s off-Broadway production. She received nominations from the Drama League Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance. Menzel also appeared in “The Wild Party” off-Broadway. Her film credits include playing Maureen in the “Rent” film adaption, the Oscar nominated film “Enchanted,” and “Ask The Dust” with Robert Towne. Menzel also reprised her Elphaba role in 2006 at Apollo Victoria Theater in London in the West End “Wicked” production.

Three solo albums have been released by Menzel. Glen Ballard produced her latest set, “I Stand.” Menzel is also set to make a guest star appearance this spring on the television series GLEE.

For more information as well as tickets visit www.idinamenzel.com

By Julie Harmon On March 15, 2010
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