Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp to appear in live ‘Rent’ show
NEW YORK (AP) — "Rent" fans will get an extra treat Sunday night during Fox's live broadcast when stars from the original Broadway musical enjoy cameos, including Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and Taye Diggs.
Broadway musical ‘Wicked’ turns 15 with a party
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years ago, one of the top films in the land was "Finding Nemo" and Shania Twain played the Super Bowl halftime show. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" was a hit album and a couple of witches-to-be took over Broadway.
The musical "Wicked" shook off some tepid reviews to roar into Broadway history and this Monday is celebrating its coming-of-age with a Halloween-themed NBC special starring its original stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, as well as Ariana Grande.
‘Wicked’ celebrates 15 years on Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey is joining some of Broadway's biggest stars — including Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel and Chita Rivera — for a concert being livestreamed Saturday to benefit migrants on the Mexican border.
It's being organized by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, who were prompted to act after seeing photos of children separated from their families. They began texting as many stars as they could think of.
Robert De Niro to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway are among the newest group of celebrities who will be honored by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Walk of Fame selection committee on Monday announced the class of 2019.
"Murphy Brown" star Candice Bergen, chef Guy Fieri and Alvin and The Chipmunks were among those selected for their work in television.
Leslie Odom Jr. is a white-hot hyphenate.
To singer-actor-Broadway star-charttopping recording artist-commercial pitchman, its time to add author. Effective Monday. Thats when his book, Failing Up, is being published. Its the story of his life before and after he became Aaron Burr in the hip-hop musical sensation Hamilton.
Broadway musical star Megan Hilty returns to Pittsburgh for ‘The Art of Aging’ Gala
She has played Glinda in Broadway's "Wicked" and Ivy Lynn in NBC's "Smash."
Now, Megan Hilty returns to Pittsburgh for "The Art of Aging" fundraising gala from 6 to 9 p.m. May 14 at the August Wilson Center.
A champagne toast and pre-concert reception kick off Hilty's solo stage performance of Broadway favorites and fresh interpretations of contemporary songwriters.
Game on for Super Bowl LII as events open on Nicollet Mall, Convention Center and Mississippi River
The 10-day Super Bowl LII extravaganza filled downtown Minneapolis purple and blue Friday afternoon from a 360-theater shaped like a football at 11th St. and Nicollet Mall to zipliners flying across the Mississippi River.
I cant hear, protested Bella Harper, 7, a vision of cuteness in her pink snowsuit and blue cap as she perched atop the shoulders of her Grandpa George.
Theyd been on Nicollet Mall since 2:30 p.m. Friday waiting to hear Idina Menzel, the voice of Let It Go from Frozen, a movie Bella has seen too many times to count.
We should rush the stage like I used to do in the 70s, George Harper III joked.
In Minneapolis, Super Bowl activities kick off
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Super Bowl is more than a week away, but host city Minneapolis is kicking off a long run of special events and activities ahead of one of the world's most watched events.
Security measures are ramping up downtown, where a series of free attractions will begin Friday afternoon. A long list of musical acts will perform over several days, with Broadway star Idina Menzel singing "Let It Go" as a kickoff feature.
Idina Menzel has done it before. Once. In New York City. On New Years Eve. In Times Square.
She sang outside in the cold. Freezing cold.
Zero degrees, she recalled of that night in 2014.
Well, weather records indicate that it was 27 degrees but shes a Broadway star so well let her exaggerate a bit.
Regardless of how chilly it was, that experience prepared Menzel for Friday evening in Minneapolis, when she will kick off the Super Bowl Live series on Nicollet Mall.
Super Bowl Live free concerts schedule revealed with new Minnesota all-stars
At last, local music fans can plan for the one set of Super Bowl concerts that wont cost them a fortune or anything.
The schedule for the entirely free Super Bowl Live outdoor music series on Nicollet Mall was released Friday afternoon, a week ahead of the kick-off show with Frozen singer Idina Menzel and Funkytown singer Cynthia Johnson.
Pink will sing the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl.
The 38-year-old singer has agreed to take on the big task at the forthcoming sporting event, which will be televised live before the game kicks off, on February 4 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the NFL and NBC have confirmed today (08.01.18).
U2, Katy Perry, MGK & more: My favorite concert photos from 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio - If you're a big fan of music, there was no shortage of concerts in the area to attend in 2017.
Get ready to sing “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Disney’s “Frozen” is coming to Stamford’s Palace Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 30, and it’s a sing-along version.
The 2013 animated fantasy will be screened twice that day, with the words to each song appearing at the bottom of the screen. So even if you don’t know every word from every tune, you can still sing your heart out.
Super Bowl Live concert series will include Prince tribute
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A series of free, outdoor concerts during the 10-days leading up to the Super Bowl will include a Prince tribute and plenty of Minnesota flavor.
Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis announced their concert lineup for Super Bowl Live on Friday.
The festival will include a "Prince night," during which Sheila E., the Revolution and Morris Day & the Time will pay tribute to the Purple One.
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In the mid-1990s, a musical called “Rent” took the theater world by storm. A retelling of Giacomo Puccini’s “La Boheme,” it was an audacious rock ’n’ roll story set in Alphabet City, a gritty East Village neighborhood in New York. It was tinged by tragedy, as the show’s creator, Jonathan Larson, died on the morning of the show’s first off-Broadway preview. It featured a young, multicultural cast that included future stars Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Jesse L. Martin and Taye Diggs, and tackled issues of homophobia, AIDS, addiction and family.
Josh Gad isn't allowed to read the whole script of 'Frozen 2' in case he spills spoilers.
The 36-year-old actor voiced the snowman Olaf in the massively popular 2013 Disney animated movie 'Frozen' and is now currently in the studio recording his voice parts for the highly-anticipated sequel, however, he hasn't seen the full story so he can't leak any plot details.
Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie honor Kenny Rogers
Idina Menzel marries one-time ‘Rent’ co-star Aaron Lohr
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Frozen" star Idina Menzel has married actor Aaron Lohr.
Menzel posted wedding pictures to her Facebook page on Monday, writing: "Wanted to let you know... married the love of my life Aaron Lohr this weekend at our home. Dad & son walked me down the aisle. It was magical."
Her off-the-shoulder lace gown was designed by Carolina Herrera.
Idina Menzel has gotten married to Aaron Lohr.
The 46-year-old actress and singer took to Twitter on Monday (25.09.17) to confirm she has tied the knot with the "love of [her] life" in an intimate ceremony at their home, where she was walked down the aisle by her father and seven-year-old son Walker.
She wrote: "Wanted to let you know... Married the love of my life #aaronlohr this weekend @ our home. Dad & son walked me down aisle. It was magical. (sic)"
Gad talks up ‘instant classic’ songs of Olaf film
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two of country music's biggest stars, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, whose onstage chemistry spawned hit duets like "Islands in the Stream" and "Real Love," will be making their final performance together this year.
Smart Rating: 92.15Genre: Children, Musical Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, AnimatedStarring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan GroffWhen their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip.
Nia Long, Idina Menzel celebrate women’s bonds in ‘Beaches’
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — For Idina Menzel and Nia Long, director Garry Marshall's 1988 melodrama "Beaches," starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, is a four-hankie treat.
So why do a remake?
"Why not?" replied Long ("The Best Man Holiday"), pointing to the story's timeless elements. "It really is a film about friendship and girl power and just living your truth."
Idina Menzel tackles Bette Midler role in ‘Beaches’ remake
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Idina Menzel prefers creating roles rather than following in someone else's footsteps. Yet when it came to a remake of "Beaches," the Broadway veteran couldn't turn it down.
Menzel tackles the role played by Bette Midler in the 1988 theatrical film for the Lifetime TV version co-starring Nia Long that airs Jan. 21. She also recorded Midler's No. 1 hit from the movie "Wing Beneath My Wings," a 1990 Grammy Award winner.
Holiday battle: Pumpkin spice vs. hot cocoa
Musicians go online for last-minute shopping
Strong, sometimes foul political language marks the AMAs
Coming on the heels of a divisive political election, the American Music Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles became a platform for strong, and sometimes foul, political language. Here's a look at some of the top moments from the American Music Awards show:
American Music Awards guests talk ‘Hamilton’ and Pence
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars at the American Music Awards are still thinking about the "Hamilton" cast's statement to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, for which President-elect Donald Trump is demanding an apology.
Broadway star Idina Menzel said the theater is the perfect place to provoke thought, as the "Hamilton" cast did when they told Pence after a recent show that they hoped it would inspire him to work for all Americans.
#40. The Jungle Book
Smart Rating: 93.07U.S. Release Year: 1967Description: An Indian boy has adventures with his jungle animal friends in Disney's animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's stories.
#39. Waking Life
Smart Rating: 93.17U.S. Release Year: 2001Description: A young vagabond (Wiley Wiggins) listens to such varied subjects as existentialism, evolution, alienation, dreaming and the media.
For Idina Menzel, new CD is ‘a new beginning’ after tumult
NEW YORK (AP) — It's only five letters — just her first name, unadorned. All in lowercase, with a period at the end.
"Frozen" and Broadway star Idina Menzel has a new introspective album out this month after a tumultuous few years and its simple title — "idina." — is as stripped-down as it gets.
"I guess I want people to feel like they really get to know me on a first-name basis," she says. "The period says some kind of confidence but the lowercase is like not completely arrogant."
Auditions open for Connecticut Master Chorale; rehearsals start Sept. 6
The Connecticut Master Chorale, which is entering its 18th year, announces auditions for its upcoming 2016-2017 concerts.
This new season includes the annual Holiday Prelude Concert in November, which will feature “A Dave Brubeck Christmas,” works by John Rutter, John Williams, Idina Menzel, and Dan Forrest, music for Hanukkah and Advent, lullabies, multicultural numbers, gospel, and other festive selections.