by Focus Staff
Tony Award-winning actress, singer and performer Idina Menzel is set to release her upcoming album, idina: live, on October 5. The two-disc album was recorded live on the final nights of her 2017 World Tour. Pre-order the album HERE.
Additionally, Menzel will join Josh Groban on a North American tour this fall that includes a stop at Bridgestone Arena on October 19.
idina: live captures Menzel’s power and emotion as a live performer as well as the special relationship she has with her fans. From Rent’s “Seasons Of Love” to Wicked’s “Defying Gravity” and Frozen’s “Let It Go,” this record is a collection of her most iconic songs performed live.
Menzel’s prolific recording career includes multiple cast albums and solo albums: Still I Can’t Be Still, Here, I Stand, Barefoot at the Symphony and her latest, 2016’s idina., produced by Eric Rosse (Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles) and Greg Wells (Katy Perry, OneRepublic). Her 2014 release, Holiday Wishes, a Christmas album produced by Grammy Award-winner Walter Afanasieff (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey), was met with rave reviews. It debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart and broke the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. Menzel received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event and recently completed a worldwide tour that included Asia, the UK and North America. Menzel also sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX.
Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Her voice can be heard as ‘Elsa’ in Disney’s Oscar-winning Frozen. The film’s song “Let It Go,” voiced by Menzel, became an instant international phenomenon, winning an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards, where Menzel also performed. It also earned the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. Her film credits include Disney’s Enchanted, opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams; Chris Columbus’ film version of Rent; and Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust, alongside Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell. On television, Menzel appeared on Fox’s “Glee,” Lifetime’s remake of Beaches as well as CBS’s “Undercover Boss.”
Idina Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba in the blockbuster Wicked and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent. She also starred in the original Broadway production If/Then, for which she earned her third Tony nomination, and in Michael John LaChiusa’s musical, See What I Wanna See, at The Public Theater, directed by Ted Sperling. Most recently she starred Off-Broadway in Joshua Harmon’s Skintight.
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IDINA: LIVE TRACKLIST
Disc 1: 1. Queen of Swords 2. Small World 3. Seasons of Love 4. It’s Good To be Back in Vegas!* 5. Don’t Rain on My Parade 6. Cello & Keys* 7. Everybody Knows 8. Cake/Black Dog (Medley) 9. I’m Not That Girl 10. Perfect Story 11. Wind Beneath My Wings 12. Defying Gravity 13. I Do 14. Bridge Over Troubled Water
Disc 2: 1. Rock Steady 2. I Sang At Your Mom’s Wedding?* 3. No Day But Today 4. Dear Prudence/Do You Want To Build A Snowman (Medley) 5. Thank You To The Band* 6. For Good 7. Let It Go 8. Every Time We Say Goodbye/ I’ll Be Seeing You (Medley) 9. Sawubona* 10. I See You 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Studio Version) Bonus Track * Interludes