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Jan
10

Idina Menzel Coming to Meymandi

idinamenzel The original Maureen in Rent and Elphaba in Wicked is coming to Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. Idina Menzell will perform on Thursday, March 31.

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  • WhatAboutGlee Said:

    Might catch a few more flies if you mentioned her role on Glee. Did not realize she played the original Elphaba…

  • She'sMoreThanGlee Said:

    She puts on an AMAZING concert. You don’t have to know Glee, or even Broadway, to appreciate her vocal talent (and comedic timing).

  • burgeoningfoodie Said:

    I have yet to see mention of this concert on ticketmaster or meymandi’s site. Any other news about when tickets go on sale?

  • Dana Said:

    Here is today’s press release:
    Idina Menzel On Stage with North Carolina Symphony, March 31

    Tickets On Sale Jan. 24

    RALEIGH, N.C.—Superstar vocalist Idina Menzel, star of Wicked, Rent and Fox’s hit television show Glee, lends her powerhouse talents to the North Carolina Symphony for her first-ever Raleigh concert. Bringing a diverse repertoire of pop and musical theater favorites and songs from her solo album I Stand, she takes center stage alongside Symphony Resident Conductor William Henry Curry. The one-night-only performance will be held in Meymandi Concert Hall in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.

    Tickets go on sale Monday, Jan. 24, at 10:00 a.m. at http://www.ncsymphony.org or by calling North Carolina Symphony Audience Services at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724. Tickets can also be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000.

    Menzel originated two of the most celebrated roles in recent Broadway history: Elphaba, the witch, in director Joe Mantello’s smash-hit production of Wicked and spirited performance artist Maureen in Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent. In addition to earning the Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for her work as the misunderstood green girl, Menzel has been nominated for a second Tony, two Drama Desk Awards and a Drama League Award. She also received the Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical during Wicked’s run in London’s West End.

    Menzel recently appeared in the television hit Glee, and is currently on a sold-out tour, performing with leading orchestras around the country. A skillful songwriter, she released the Glen Ballard-produced album I Stand for her label, Warner Bros. Records, and played it to sold out houses around the United States. She has also appeared opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams in Disney’s hit Enchanted, in Chris Columbus’s film version of Rent and in a co-starring role opposite Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell in Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust.

    Regular tickets for this special event performance featuring Idina Menzel range from $43 to $86. Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St. in Raleigh.

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