Saturday, July 20, 2024

Idina Menzel Won’t Let it Go: “Wicked” Star Returning to Broadway in 2025


For Idina Menzel, it’s not “If/When,” it’s spring 2025.

The former star of “Wicked” will return then to Broadway in a new musical called “Redwood.” It’s the story of a grieving woman who drives up to northern California to find solace

Menzel, of course, is famous for singing “Let it Go” from the animated movie, “Frozen.”

She last starred on Broadway in a short lived musical called “If/Then.”

“Redwood” comes to Broadway from the La Jolla Playhouse. Tina Landau will direct.

“I’m so thrilled to be returning to Broadway, and the fact that I get to do it with Redwood, a musical that means so much to me, makes it even more special,” Menzel said. “This show has lived in my bones for 15 years, from the very first time Tina and I discussed working together. Finally getting to do it on Broadway is really a dream come true.”

No other casting announced yet, but very tall actors will be required to play the trees.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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