Idina Menzel Barefoot at the Mann with The Philadelphia Orchestra
Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina Menzel, star of Broadway’s Wicked, the original stage production of Rent, and TV smash hit, Glee, returns to the Mann on Saturday, June 30th.
Two seasons ago, Idina Menzel’s performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra was a high point of the summer. Idina was greeted with numerous standing ovations as the audience fell in love with her fun loving personality and powerhouse voice. We are thrilled to have her back in a totally new concert that will unquestionably be a highlight of 2012.
Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary Rent. This season, Menzel reprised her role on Glee, FOX’s smash hit television series, as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel’s biological mother.
“I am so thrilled to be going back on tour this summer. I am eager to reconnect with my audience, perform my favorite songs and explore some exciting new material,” said Menzel.
Amazing audiences with her captivating performances, Menzel has a diverse career on the stage, in film, television, and in music. In March 6 she released a CD and DVD entitled IDINA MENZEL LIVE: BAREFOOT AT THE SYMPHONY, a special journey through a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including a fresh spin on contemporary songs, led by legendary composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch, filmed at The Royal Conservatory’s beautiful Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada. IDINA MENZEL LIVE: BAREFOOT AT THE SYMPHONY premieres on PBS stations beginning March 3, 2012 (check local listings).
Menzel also premiered Wicked in London’s West End to rave reviews and received a Theatergoers Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Menzel’s talents garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination, as well as a Drama League Award nomination for her role in See What I Wanna See directed by Ted Sperling at The Public Theater. Menzel also appeared in ABC’s television series Private Practice.
Menzel’s film credits include Disney’s romantic fable, Enchanted, where she appeared opposite Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams; Rent, in which she reprised her role as Maureen; and a co-starring role in Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust, opposite Selma Hayek and Colin Farrell.
*This concert is part of the Mann’s orchestral subscription series.
**Subscribers' seats are being held for all subscription concerts. When our orchestral subscription series is fully announced, exclusive subscription information will be sent to you personally.
Tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, AEGLive.com, TicketPhiladelphia.org, 215-893-1999 or The Mann Box Office.
Please note: If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D. There is no re-entry once exiting the facility.
Picnics are welcome for this performance.
Made possible in part by:
PECO Pops @ the Mann
The Philadelphia Orchestra