According to the Daily Mail, Idina Menzel will appear in a one-week residency in October at the Apollo Theatre in London accompanied by a 25-piece orchestra, followed by one-night shows in Edinburgh and Manchester.
"…we're adding a lot of new stuff for London," Menzel told the Mail's Baz Bamigboye.
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Menzel's UK engagement comes off her whirlwind US concert tour of Live: Barefoot at the Symphony, which has played 21 cities in 30 days. Much of the material from these concerts will be reprised for the UK shows.
Her next project is the animated film Frozen with Kristen Bell, due in 2013. As previously reported, Menzel is also considering "a couple" of Broadway projects, though no names, dates or further details have been revealed.
In the winter of l995, Menzel auditioned for the Broadway bound RENT and won the part of Maureen, an outspoken bi-sexual performance artist. The role earned Menzel her first Tony nomination and the musical went on to win four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, Menzel originated the role of Elphaba in Wicked, which included her show-stopping performance of the song "Defying Gravity". In 2007, she re-recorded and remixed "Gravity" and the song went on to become a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Dance Chart. Her star turn in Wicked won her a Tony Award and huge critical acclaim.
Other credits include two Drama Desk nominations for her roles in The Wild Party and See What I Wanna See at The Public Theatre. Menzel has also appeared on Broadway in Funny Girl and Off-Broadway in The Vagina Monologues, the 2011 Encores! and the 2004 Actors' Fund Hair concerts, the 2008 Royal Albert Hall concert version of Chess, and more. In 2006, she opened and reprised her starring role in Wicked on the West End. Other film credits include starring roles in the Disney romantic fable, Enchanted, Rent and Robert Towne's Ask The Dust.
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