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Now THAT'S an engagement ring. Good job, Aaron Lohr!
Idina Menzel revealed on Friday (September 23rd 2016) that she was engaged to Aaron Lohr, and we got to see the ring on her finger at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas the following day when she showed up on the red carpet in stunning, skin-tight black jumpsuit.
Idina Menzel is engaged to Aaron Lohr
You couldn't miss it either. The 'Frozen' star tried to distract from her engagement rock with a sparkly accessory on her right hand, but all eyes were on the ring finger of her left hand. Having just released her new album 'Idina', the Broadway star was congratulated by her partner in the most amazing of ways last week, when he got down on one knee after a year of dating.
Continue reading: Idina Menzel Flashes Gigantic Sparkler Following Engagement
The original voice cast of 'Frozen' is returning for some Lego-based animated shorts later this year, and a series of novels is also being released, to tell a brand new tale 'Northern Lights'.
Fans of Frozen won’t have to wait long for more material from the franchise, with Disney unveiling a new original story entitled 'Frozen Northern Lights' this week, a multi-media project that will be told via various art forms including books and short animated Lego videos.
All the original fan favourites will be getting back together, including Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff, in a new tale that will see the gang try to restore the Northern Lights. The series will include a new protagonist joining the gang, named Little Rock.
Disney and Lego are teaming up for a new 'Frozen' adventure entitled 'Northern Lights'
The broadway mega-hit is finally coming to the big screen.
Universal have finally announced the release date for the big screen adaptation of mega-popular Broadway show Wicked. The musical will hit theatres on Dec. 20, 2019, which coincidentally is the same date Disney has already announced for their as-yet-to-be-revealed live-action fairy-tale.
The musical phenomenon WICKED comes to the big screen. In theaters 12.20.19. pic.twitter.com/rFojgh56oH— Universal Pictures (@UniversalPics) June 16, 2016
Continue reading: Universal Announces Release Date For 'Wicked' The Movie
After the ‘Give Elsa A Girlfriend’ campaign went viral, Marvel fans are now asking for Captain America to get a boyfriend in his next adventure.
Fans of Captain America have taken to twitter to asked Marvel and Disney to give the superhero a boyfriend. The #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend hashtag trended on Twitter last night, not long after Frozen star Idina Menzel gave her support to the similar #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign.
Fans are asking Marvel to #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend.
Continue reading: Twitter Users Are Asking Marvel To Give Captain America A Boyfriend
Earlier this month a twitter campaign asking Disney to make Elsa their first LGBT princess in the ‘Frozen’ sequel went viral.
Frozen fans who have been asking Disney to make Elsa their first ever LGBT princess have just gained their most important supporter yet, Idina Menzel. Menzel, who provides the voice for Elsa, has said she thinks the idea of giving Elsa a girlfriend in the upcoming sequel is ‘great’ and that the online campaign was something Disney would have to contend with.
Idina Menzal has given her support to the ‘get Elsa a girlfriend' campaign.
"I think it's great," Menzel told Entertainment Tonight when asked about the online campaign. "Disney's just gotta contend with that. I'll let them figure that out.” Menzel then added that “no matter what," Elsa had changed her life.
Continue reading: Idina Menzel Responds To 'Give Elsa A Girlfriend' Viral Campaign
A campaign to make Disney give Princess Elsa a female love interest in 'Frozen 2' went viral over the weekend.
A Twitter campaign to persuade Disney to give Princess Elsa a girlfriend in the upcoming sequel to Frozen has gone viral.
The petition, with the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, is aiming to make Princess Elsa the first LGBT Disney princess in the studio’s history.
After all, the narrative arc of Princess Elsa in the first Frozen movie was of a journey to acceptance of her powers, summed up by her empowering number ‘Let It Go’, and it was widely interpreted as a metaphor for coming out. So, the new campaign is aiming to put that subtext into plain view in the sequel by giving the character a female love interest.
Continue reading: Twitter Campaign To #GiveElsaAGirlfriend In 'Frozen' Sequel Goes Viral
Ana and Elsa are heading to Broadway, with a stage adaptation of the Disney favourite.
Frozen is heading to Broadway, with a full stage musical based on the Disney animation. According to the New York Times, Disney will bring the adaptation to the Broadway stage in the spring of 2018, through its New York-based theatrical division.
Frozen is headed to Broadway.
It will be the ninth musical and 10th show over all that Disney has brought to Broadway, with previous productions including The Lion King, Tarzan and The Little Mermaid. The NYT reports that the developmental production will begin outside New York in the summer of 2017, before moving Broadway the following spring.
Continue reading: 'Frozen' Musical Set For Broadway In 2018
Both musical stars will be supporting Seattle over New England during Sunday's Super Bowl, for very different reasons.
Two of the live musical performers at this year’s Super Bowl have both intimated that they’ll be supporting the Seattle Seahawks this weekend. Katy Perry, who is set headline the halftime show, and Idina Menzel, who will sing the national anthem, have both expressed preferences for the Seahawks.
At Media Day ahead of Sunday afternoon’s showdown at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Perry was the first to say that she’ll be rooting for the North-West team over the New England Patriots.
Perry is friends with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and will be supporting them
Continue reading: Idina Menzel And Katy Perry Back The Seahawks For Super Bowl Victory
She will be joined by John Legend who will sing 'America The Beautiful'.
We're already hugely excited for the Super Bowl XLIX this February, but the announcement of who's going to be crooning out the National Anthem is the icing on the cake! 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel will be performing at the play-off, alongside John Legend.
Idina Menzel to sing the national anthem
Following the stunning performance of 'The Star Spangled Banner' at Super Bowl XLVIII last year by Renée Fleming, Idina Menzel has got a lot to live up to. Her incredible pipes on the world's favorite tune 'Let It Go' may have rocked the globe, but America's biggest football event has seen some unimaginable talent open the event in song in previous years, including Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson.
Continue reading: Idina Menzel Is Set To Sing The National Anthem At Super Bowl XLIX
The Broadway musical, which starred Frozen's Idina Menzel, will shut its doors for good in March.
The Broadway musical ‘If/Then’, which stars Frozen’s Idina Menzel, will close its doors on March 22nd, it was announced on Friday by its producer David Stone.
The musical, a contemporary original story which concerns a woman on the verge of her 40s (Elizabeth, played by Menzel) who returns to New York to make a fresh start of her career and then diverges into two simultaneously told plot lines, opened in November 2013 at Washington D.C.’s National Theatre.
Idina Menzel starred in 'If/Then', a musical which has been running for over a year
Continue reading: Broadway Musical Starring Frozen's Idina Menzel To Close
The Oscar-winning winter musical will be given an even icier makeover.
Has there ever been a more worthy candidate for one of Disney's legendary 'On-Ice' transformations than the life-affirming musical, Frozen? The joyful movie, which stormed the box office over the Christmas period and earned itself two Oscars along the way, is reportedly set to receive a magical makeover and be turned into a live show involving ice skating actors performing the musical numbers.
Disney's 'Frozen' Is To Join The Studios' Other 'On Ice' Transformations.
Already in line for a Broadway makeover, the highest grossing animated picture of all time has proved to be extremely lucrative for the studios with a number one soundtrack and seemingly endless merchandise on sale. The sixth biggest box office hit in the history of cinema, the wintery tale has generated approximately $1.3bn in worldwide box office sales.
'Frozen' star and Broadway sensation Idina Menzel was seen arriving at the Variety Power Of Women Luncheon in New York alongside singer-songwriter Josh Groban. The event took place to honour the efforts of women in the public eye who have some way contributed to the world be it as an artist, businesswoman or humanitarian.
The event, honoring the charity work of poweful women, found a new home in New York this year.
Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon made its New York debut this weekend with a star-packed guestlist. The event has been held in LA every fall since 2009, when it was started by publisher Michelle Sobrino-Stearns.
The very first New York luncheon opened with a speech by Sarah Jessica Parker, who has certainly earned the title of “successful woman”. On Friday afternoon, she took the stage and started with an appropriate quote by the late choreographer George Balanchine.
Sarah Jessica Parker (l) and Iman (r) were just two of the honorees at the New York event.
The soundtrack for Disney's 'Frozen' keeps topping the Billboard 200 charts, what's so great about it?
The question is really, what’s not good about the Frozen soundtrack? We’ve been playing it repeatedly on Spotify since the movie first came out, but why has it struck such a chord with kids and adults alike? We thought we’d talk you through why we think the Frozen songs may make up the greatest Disney soundtrack of all time. A big claim, but we reckon we can back it up.
Frozen has become the highest grossing animated film of all time
Possibly the catchiest song from the Frozen soundtrack, “Do You Want To Build A Snowman”, sung by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel AKA Elsa and Anna, hears Anna sadly serenade her big sister in the hope that she’ll come out and play with her. It sets the tone perfectly for the rest of the film, showing how sad little Anna is about her sister distancing herself. It’s the love between these two sisters that is the important theme in the animated film, rather than the usual Prince/Princess dynamic. This is important in itself, it’s a little dated these days to expect the typical boys meet girl, boy saves girl, storyline. Frozen steers away from this, it’s a wholly more modern concept that any of the previous Disney movies.
Continue reading: What's So Great About Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack?
The soundtrack to Disney's 'Frozen' has now spent eight weeks at the top of the Billboard 200.
The soundtrack for Disney's smash-hit movie Frozen has continued its strong run at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 161,000 copies last week to bring its total to 1.8 million, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
'Frozen' Is The Biggest Grossing Animated Movie of all Time
Billboard said 1.5 million of the soundtrack sales were from 2014, making it this year's biggest selling album so far - by an absolute mile. Beyonce's self-titled album that she released in December is in second with 604,000.
Continue reading: 'Frozen' Soundtrack Maintains Vice-Like Grip On Billboard 200
Who knew there was a magical story hiding behind Disney's 'Frozen'?
Disney’s icy adventure ‘Frozen’ can now call itself the highest grossing animated film of all time after surpassing ‘Toy Story 3’ by taking over $1.072 billion at the world wide box office. That’s quite an achievement for Disney, but what makes it all the more remarkable is the real story of how ‘Frozen’ made it to the big screen. A journey which took nearly 70 years until a seemingly small idea was mentioned.
Frozen has overtaken Toy Story 3 to becoming the highest grossing animated film
The origins of 'Frozen’ lie in the Hans Christian Andersen tale ‘The Snow Queen’, a story which had been the subject of a major Disney headache for nearly 70 years at the time of ‘Frozen’s’ inception. Back in 1943 Walt Disney saw the potential of the Danish author’s stories, which included 'The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ and ‘The Snow Queen’. The original plan was for Walt to collaborate with Samuel Goldwyn to produce a biographical piece on Andersen and incorporate some of his famous works into the story, using Disney animation. Eventually the project fell through and Goldwyn went on to do his own movie on Andersen in 1952, leaving the animation part out. Despite the setback, Disney never lost sight of the potential of Andersen’s stories, most notably ‘The Snow Queen’.
Continue reading: The Long, Cold Story Behind Disney's 'Frozen'
Idina Menzel is superb in 'If/Then'.
Idina Menzel turns in a career best performance in the new Broadway musical 'If/Then', which has scored glowing reviews across the board after its opening at the Richard Rodgers Theatre cinema. Idina plays Elisabeth, a 40-year-old woman who moves back to New York City for a fresh start.
Idina Menzel On-Stage At Joe's Pub
"With Idina Menzel at its center, "If/Then" is a zesty, restless, savvy, ambitious, twin-plotted original that's not an adaptation of anything but a very compelling and involving idea about a youngish divorcee in the self-actualizing, progressive playground that is today's Brooklyn and Manhattan," said Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune.
Continue reading: Idina Menzel Makes Case As Stage Legend In Broadway's 'If/Then'
Disney's latest animation has become the most successful to date.
Frozen has finally overtaken the sales of Toy Story 3 to become the highest grossing animated movie of all time. The Oscar-winning musical comedy dominated the box office over the winter period. The last big push for the film's release came as it opened in Japan this weekend - one of the world's largest and most influential film markets. The hugely popular Disney flick hit has since reached $1.072 billion in box office revenue, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
'Frozen' Has Finally Surpassed 'Toy Story 3' To Become The Biggest Animated Movie Of All Time.
Since Frozen's release late in 2013, it has made $398.4 million in the USA alone with an extra $674 million coming from other markets around the world. The movie's popularity was boosted by its chart-smashing soundtrack, strong presence on social media and awards success at high profile ceremonies including the Oscars, the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes.
Idina Menzel and John Travolta have patched things up after Travolta accidently called the 'Frozen' actress and singer Adele Dazeem at the Oscars.
Idina Menzel on the red carpet at the 2013 Olivier Awards.
What makes 'Frozen' so popular with both children and adults and how is it different from Disney's other princess movies?
If we told you that Frozen looks set to overtake Toy Story 3 as the highest grossing animated feature film of all time, would you be surprised? Probably not, the film has been so popular since it’s release in November 2013 you’d have to have been living under a rock to not have at least heard about it.
Not only is the Frozen soundtrack currently in it’s sixth week at number one in the charts, the film is also number one in DVD/Blu-Ray sales and digital downloads. Described by Paul Dergarabedian as “unstoppable”, Frozen has certainly captured the hearts and minds not only of its target audience...but their parents, too.
Continue reading: Is 'Frozen' The Best Disney Movie Of All Time?
'Frozen' star Idina Menzel signs autographs for fans as she leaves the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York following a preview for her new musical 'If/Then'. She refuses to comment after paparazzi question her about the John Travolta Oscars gaffe where he spectacularly mispronounced her name as 'Adele Dazeem'.
A Colorado pastor claims 'Frozen' promotes homosexuality and bestiality.
Pastor Kevin Swanson of the Reformation Church claims Disney's smash hit family movie Frozen encourages homosexuality and bestiality. Just give yourself a couple of seconds to soak up that argument. Ok - now you're back in the room.
Kristoff and his Reindeer in 'Frozen'
Pastor Swanson, who also hosts a Christian radio show in Colorado, insists he is not your average "tinfoil hat conspiratorialist" described the movie - which sees a young girl teaming up with a hilarious snowman named Olaf for a frosty adventure - is "very evil".
Continue reading: Be Careful Parents, Disney's 'Frozen' Promotes Homosexuality, Bestiality
A conservative pastor gives his opinion on Disney's Oscar-winning animation.
A conservative US pastor has lifted the lid on his beliefs towards Disney's award-winning animation, Frozen, which he says promotes both homosexuality and bestiality in children. Pastor and Colorado-based Generations Radio host Kevin Swanson and co-host Steve Vaughn bounced some theories on the movie's hidden "agenda" despite neither having actually seen the movie.
Two Religious American Radio Hosts Have Condemned Disney's 'Frozen' For Its Perceived Promotion Of Satan.
"Man, how many children are taken into these things and how many Christians are taking their kids off to see the movie Frozen, produced by an organization that is probably one of the most pro-homosexual organizations in the country? You wonder sometimes, I'm not a tinfoil hat conspiratorialist, but you wonder sometimes if maybe there's something very evil happening here," ranted Swanson.
Following 'Frozen's' successful night at the Oscars, as well as Idina Menzel's performance of 'Let It Go', the film's soundtrack is currently at No.1 on the Billboard 200.
Idina Mezel is the voice behind the character 'Elsa' the Snow Queen in Disney's award-winning animation 'Frozen.'
The hit movie was recently awarded with two Oscars at last Sunday's (March 2nd) ceremony, one for Best Animation Feature, and another for Best Original Song.
'Frozen' was prized with the latter due to the track 'Let It Go', which is sung by Menzel.
Continue reading: Idina Menzel Helps 'Frozen' Top Billboard Charts Following Oscar Success
The actor got the 'Frozen' singer's name very, very wrong in his Oscars speech.
John Travolta has felt compelled to apologize after he made a mess of the pronunciation of singer Idina Menzel's name when tasked with introducing the Frozen singer at Sunday's Oscars. Travolta had one job at the ceremony - to introduce Menzel who sang 'Let It Go' live - but made a hash of her name, producing something that sounded like "Adela Dazeem."
John Travolta Has Apologised For Getting Singer Idina Menzel's Name Wrong At The Oscars.
Travolta's error was quickly picked up upon by Twitter users who ridiculed the Pulp Fiction star for his goof. A spoof Twitter account under the name "Adela Dazeem" was quickly set up and tweeted "THANK YOU, JORN TROMOLTO!" after John's introduction speech aired. Slate magazine created a "Travoltify" app on its website, allowing users to generate their own scrambled names: "You're no one until you've had your name mangled by a confused, squinting John Travolta."
"Adele Dazeem" - the words that will haunt John Travolta, forever more.
There’s a fine line between the ignominy of Internet mockery and online hysteria. Jennifer Lawrence, for instance, enjoys the latter, while John Travolta calling Idina Menzel "Adele Dazeem" at the Oscars on Sunday night really secures you a place in the former camp.
There's something ridiculous about John Travolta - we just can't work out what it is
But this mockery isn’t all bad; after all, he only got someone’s name wrong. He did embellish the introduction with things like “wickedly talented” etc., but he only got Menzel’s name wrong.
Derp! John Travolta gets the 'Let It Go' singer's name really, really wrong.
John Travolta made a big mess of his Oscars introduction speech for Frozen singer Idina Menzel's performance of 'Let It Go.' The Grease actor took to the stage to announce the Broadway star's arrival but completely jumbled up her name, producing something that sounded like "Adela Dazeem."
Whoops! John Travolta Gets Idina Menzel's Name Very Wrong In An Intro Speech.
"Here to perform the Oscar-nominated and gorgeously empowering song 'Let It Go' from the Oscar-winning animated movie Frozen, please welcome the wickedly talented, the one and only, Adela Dazeen," announced Travolta. The 60 year-old star had one job at the star-studded Academy Awards and he made a mess of it, causing a storm of mockery on Twitter. Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell was quick to jump on Travolta's goof, tweeting "I'll have the ADAHZEE MAZINE with sauce on the side."
This year's show might not be as controversial, but Zadan and Meron are still going all out.
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made a controversial hit out of the Oscars last year, but they might be on thin ice this time. Getting Seth McFarlane to host anything is a risky bet and his antics last year got a lot of people – notably the feminist crowd – pretty riled up. The controversy served its purpose. Last year’s show pulled in 40.3 million US viewers, the largest audience the show has had in three years. Zadan and Meron’s show was a hit with the key 18-49 demographic and the duo were invited back this year.
Ellen might be a safer choice for host, but she is far from boring.
And yet. The choice of Ellen for this year’s host suggests that the producers were at least a little bit intimidated by last year’s backlash. This year’s host, Ellen, while hilarious and ever entertaining, is a much safer option and has proven appeal with the Oscars’ key demo – women.
The Disney singer will perform the hit ballad 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen' at the Oscars.
Idina Menzel will bring her rendition of the Disney Frozen's hit song 'Let It Go' to the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony in March. The former Broadway singer will sing the song during the live telecast of the Academy Awards, Oscars show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today, via Billboard.
Idina Menzel, Singer Of The 'Frozen' Song 'Let It Go,' Will Perform At The Oscars.
It has been speculated that Idina's key role in the Oscars' entertainment means that 'Let It Go' is practically a dead cert to win the Best Original Song, as evidenced by Adele's performance of the James Bond Skyfall track, 'Skyfall,' last year. If 'Let It Go' wins, the prize will go to the songwriter and the composer, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Tony award-winning Broadway sensation Idina Menzel unveils 'Let It Go' as a single following its appearance in the Walt Disney Animation adventure 'Frozen' in which she stars as the troubled Snow Queen, Elsa.
The video for the track is a clip taken from the film showing Elsa venturing up a snowy mountain looking sadly down at the ice disaster she has made of the kingdom. She appears guilty about not being able to hold in her power and just wants to hide and cut herself off from everybody, before transforming into the ice enchantress she truly is and accepting that she can't be the perfect girl everyone expects her to be and she should enjoy her unique gift instead. The song is a catchy orchestral number with a power to it that is so acutely demonstrated by Menzel's incredible vocals.
The movie, directed by Chris Buck, opened with huge success and has now been nominated for two Golden Globes with 'Let It Go' being given a nod for Best Original Song and the movie being up for Best Animated Film. If successful, the Best Song award will go to writers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who have previously revealed it was the first song they wrote for the film.
Disney learns a lesson from Pixar's Brave, giving these orphaned princesses some feisty purpose that doesn't depend on a man. Everything else about this movie is fairly formulaic, including the requisite goofy sidekick character. But the frosty animation adds a stately, dramatic tone that's picked up by Broadway-style songs and just a hint of moral complexity in the story, which is based on Hans Christian Andersen's story The Snow Queen.
With her ability to freeze anything at a touch, young Queen Elsa (voiced by Menzel) has spent her life hidden away in the castle. No one can know her secret, including her restless little sister Anna (Bell), who meets her dream man in Hans (Fontana) on the day of Elsa's coronation. But Elsa's startled reaction to this news triggers an ice age in the kingdom, which sends Elsa fleeing to hide in the mountains. So Anna decides to track her down. She enlists help from local delivery boy Kristoff (Groff) and his pet reindeer, and as they head into the hills they encounter one of Elsa's newest creations: a singing, dancing, scatterbrained snowman named Olaf (Gad).
The winter wonderland setting gives the animators a lot to work with, and the imagery is spectacular. We actually shiver at the gleaming ice and snowy landscapes, which are so detailed that they make us want to see the film again. The characters are also sharply rendered, although they're designed without much subtlety, including the usual Disney physicality in the girls' big-eyed Barbie-like figures. But the plot keeps us off balance by, for example, giving Anna two eligible men to choose between. And also by making Elsa so internally conflicted about her unwanted powers.
Continue reading: Frozen Review
'Frozen' looks to be a frontrunner for the Oscars.
Right at the business end of the year, Disney appear to have snatched away the Oscar for Best Animated Feature from the competition. We, the movie writers, have been nervously looking at each other trying to figure out which overblown cartoon will scoop the honor in March 2014 after some weak efforts, though the studio's latest release, Frozen, appears to be the one.
'Frozen' Is One Of The Best Animated Movies of the Year
The comedy-adventure follows the story of Anna (Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, whose kingdom is trapped in eternal winter. She teams up with an extreme mountain man for an epic journey to find Anna's sister, The Snow Queen (Idina Menzel) . Along the way, the team encounter mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, and magic at every turn.
Continue reading: Why Disney's 'Frozen' Will Win Oscar For Best Animated Feature
Critics are blown away by the wintry fairytale 'Frozen'
It looks like Disney have hit the jackpot once again, as their latest animation, the festive Frozen, is a hit with critics and looks as though it could be a hit in cinemas too. Starring Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Kristen Bell and directed by Chris Buck, the film follows Anna, the future Queen of Arendelle, as she races against time to prevent her sister from unwittingly turning the kingdom into an eternally icy realm, meeting some new friends and learning some important lessons on the way.
The film is being commended for its visuals
"This is an icy, snowy world that Disney has never done before," director Chris Buck insisted in a recent featurette for the movie. Stars Kristen Bell and Josh Gad both gushed over the extent of the visuals on offer, with producer Peter del Vecho adding, "We did draw a lot of inspiration from Norway, in fact we sent our art direction team to Norway as the jumping off point."
Continue reading: What Makes 'Frozen' So Good? Review Round-Up Of Disney's Latest Hit
Anna is set to be the fearless Queen of Arendelle, but when her sister Elsa starts suffering the effects of her powers to create snow and ice and manages to cloak the entire city with a bitter winter, Anna realises that it's up to her to deal with it. It's only July, but it's bound to be unseasonal for eternity unless Anna can find her sister - now known as the Snow Queen - and get her to break the spell. She sets out on a treacherous mission to look for her alongside her best friend Kristoff, an ice breaker (quite literally), and his super-friendly reindeer Sven. Along the way they meet the bumbling, nasally challenged snowman Olaf as well as several unwelcome mountain dwellers - but that's the least of their worries when it turns out that Anna's beloved sibling is being seen as a ruthless monster, which she knows, deep down, she isn't.
Continue: Frozen Trailer
Disney goes back to the classics with 'Frozen' loosely based on the fairytale 'The Snow Queen'.
Olaf meets Sven in 'Frozen'
Fairytales are definitely becoming popular again with some of the world's favourites being transferred to stunning, high-energy and often grisly live action flicks, among them being 'Jack the Giant Slayer', 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters', 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and not to mention the TV series 'Once Upon a Time' which is now in its third season. However, Disney has brought the delight back to children and reverted to what they are known for with their (albeit vague) rendition of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen' in an animated adventure entitled 'Frozen'. Starring Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Broadway sensation Idina Menzel, it tells the story of Anna's quest to undo her sister Elsa's power over the kingdom of Arendelle, which she has cursed into eternal winter, accompanied by her friend Kristoff, his reindeer Sven and a snowman called Olaf.
Anna is a young girl determined to save the world as she sets out with her best friend Kristoff, a burly mountain dweller, and his friendly pet reindeer Sven on a mission to restore warmth to the kingdom of Arendelle. Her wicked sister, Elsa, also known as the Snow Queen, has cursed the realm to suffer a never-ending winter, forcing Anna and Kristoff to brave freezing conditions unlike any they've ever experienced as they set out to stop Elsa. But the bitter winds and endless snow fields become the least of their problems as they encounter creatures such as trolls along the way. They also meet the nasally challenged snowman Olaf, who joins them on their trip after becoming confusedly acquainted with Kristoff. Will Anna save the frosty kingdom? Or will Elsa's power prove much too strong?
Continue: Frozen Trailer
Former 'Rent' star Idina Menzel is cast in 'If / Then,' to open in Washington later this year
Idina Menzel’s new musical, entitled If / Then will be opening at Washington’s National Theatre. Using Washington as a Broadway tryout town, the musical will be presented from November 5 to December 8, with the official opening taking place on November 24. The play is described by Washington Post as being about a woman on the brink of turning 40 (played by Menzel), who moves from New York to Denver and is an exploration of how much of our lives are determined by fate and how much by design.
The show’s producer, David Stone said “It’s about how we choose our lives and how our lives choose us. That’s an idea that’s very rich and very moving.” Not only has If / Then’s appointment in Washington reinvigorated the city’s position as a pre-Broadway testing ground, but the casting of Menzel marks a welcome return to the stage for the 41 year old actress. Menzel, who is married to her former Rent cast member Taye Diggs, has been focusing on concert tours of late, as well as starring in Glee as the mother of Rachel (Lea Michele’s character). Acccording to the Washington Post, she has performed in the three workshop productions that have taken place for If / Then and will also appear in the fourth, in April. Stone commented “she’s been involved in it for a long time.”
Continue reading: 'I/Then' : Washington Chosen As Testing Ground For Idina Menzel Musical
Idina Menzal to make Broadway return
Idina Menzal is set to hit Broadway again in a brand new musical, If/Then. This will her first time on the stage and circuit since her Tony Award-winning turn as Elphaba in Wicked.
Speaking about her new project, Menzel said in a statement: "I've experienced the beauty of working on original musicals and was eager to find a project where the material was exciting and new and spoke to my heart. I'm thrilled to have finally found it - an original musical with a complex, flawed, and surprising central character that I cannot wait to bring to life onstage." If/Then tells the story of a woman approaching 40, who decides to move to The Big Apple in search of a new life; a new job, friends and opportunities. The show will have a pre-Broadway tryout in Washington, D.C. this November before heading to New York in Spring 2014. “The show is really about how we choose our lives and how our lives choose us, themes that I find very rich and very moving,” the show’s producer, David Stone said in a telephone interview to The New York Times.
Continue reading: Idina Menzel To Grace Broadway Once More
Giselle lives in the conflation of every single Disney trope ever, in an animated, magical fairy-tale kingdom full of songs of her one true love. The evil queen (who is also a wicked stepmother) can't have some upstart marry the prince and move in on her territory, so she banishes Giselle from animation to reality: New York, to be precise.
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RT @SofiaVergara: Together @JimmieHerrod and @idinamenzel could DEFINITELY Defy Gravity ✨💚SPECTACULAR 👏👏👏 #AGTFinale @AGT
RT @AGT: The stage can't fit all that talent and VOICE! 😱
Tonight! @AGT #AGTFinale ⭐️ https://t.co/E7NpDhjCY8
RT @AGT: Some BIG names for an even BIGGER night! 👏
RT @AGT: The mesage. The vocals. #NorthwellHealthNurseChoir does it once again! 🙌 https://t.co/17waP3buPY
Break legs to all returning to the stage tonight The #Broadway lights never shined so brightly. @WICKED_Musical https://t.co/xZ2OZL80wb
RT @TheTalkCBS: Happy Tuesday folks! Today we’re welcoming the incredibly talented @idinamenzel to the stage today - DON’T MISS IT! 🔥#LetsC…
Ummm… this is a lot of things. I love @Camila_Cabello https://t.co/EAjxwwoDzS
RT @CBSSunday: Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel "Wicked" sought to give a backstory to one of the most haunting figures from L. Frank Baum's "W…
RT @latelateshow: @idinamenzel @theebillyporter @Camila_Cabello @WICKED_Musical So fun!!! https://t.co/NN5zQuqxNz
Had the best time ever with these characters. @latelateshow #CinderellaCarpool @theebillyporter @camila_cabello… https://t.co/DbvCwsqPQ7
RT @latelateshow: #CinderellaCarpool with @Camila_Cabello @idinamenzel and @theebillyporter! https://t.co/NN5zQuqxNz
RT @latelateshow: Fairy tales DO come true! ✨ #CinderellaCarpool airs tonight at 12:37am on @CBS! https://t.co/av8MX3l0h5
RT @idina_here: "Is this how TikTok works? #dreamgirlremix #cinderellamovie @nilerodgersandchic " - @idinamenzel https://t.co/NNhWz92Qla
RT @latelateshow: Tonight on #LateLateShow: @RonFunches, music from @JQuiles and a special #CarpoolKaraoke with @Camila_Cabello @idinamenze…
RT @_KennyRogers: Just announced!: The broadcast premiere of KENNY ROGERS: ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER airing on the @CBS Thurs. Sept. 23 - 9 PM…
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