Idina Menzel is probably one of the biggest names on Broadway today, thanks to the chart-topping soundtrack from Disney’s hit “Frozen” (as well as the unfortunate pronunciation of her name by John Travolta at the Academy Awards.)
Every little girl has a dream…when I was 13, my dad took me to my first Broadway Show… 42nd Street starring Lenny Briscoe… ummm, I mean Jerry Orbach. And little Kim (not lil’ Kim with the pasties)…who was so much dorkier than she is now with big glasses and big teeth she had to grow into…said “Dad I want to do that one day!”
Starting this February, you can call her Cinderella, definitely.
To the delight of many and the surprise of a few, Glee star Matthew Morrison will release his second solo album, Where It All Began, on June 4. The album, which finds Morrison covering his favorite Broadway hits and a few standards, was recorded with producer Phil Ramone, the man responsible for the sounds of Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.
Carole King is coming to Broadway! Well, not Carole King exactly, but the story of her life in a biographical musical entitled Beautiful: The Carole King Musical which is currently slated to open on Broadway in the spring of 2014.
Gloria Estefan is bringing the rhythm to the Broadway stage. The singer, along with her husband, Emilio Estefan, have teamed up with theater owner and production team, the Nederlander Organization, to develop a new musical based on her rise to stardom.
The show must go on, but for Barry Manilow it’s going to be a week later than originally planned.
The people have demanded more Manilow, and they shall receive more Manilow.
For the first time in over 30 years, Bette Midler will make her return to Broadway in a one person show about Hollywood super agent Sue Mengers.
Sheryl Crow’s Broadway musical Diner, which was previously scheduled to open on April 10, has now had its opening day pushed back to an early fall start.