Idina Menzel Returns to 'If/Then' on Tour
The Tony-winning Broadway star, best known for her recording of the 'Frozen' anthem "Let It Go," will reprise her leading role in the musical this fall.
Idina Menzel likes to travel.
The "Let It Go" singer announced on her website on Thursday that after concluding her 2015 world tour, she will follow in the fall by joining the road company of her most recent Broadway starring vehicle, If/Then, for the first seven stops of the show's U.S. tour.
The tour launches at Denver's Buell Theatre from Oct. 13-19. Menzel will also play engagements at Seattle's Paramount Theatre (Nov. 3-8), San Francisco's SHN Orpheum Theatre (Nov. 10-Dec. 6), the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (Dec. 8-Jan. 3), San Diego's Civic Theatre (Jan. 5-10), Tempe's Gammage Auditorium (Jan. 12-17), and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa (Jan. 19-24).
Directed by Michael Greif, who first worked with Menzel on Rent, If/Then features a score by Tom Kitt, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. It follows two separate intersecting storylines that examine different possible tangents in the life of a contemporary woman who moves to New York to start over after the end of her marriage.
The show premiered on Broadway in March 2014 and ran for a year, earning Menzel a Tony nomination for lead actress in a musical. She previously won that award in 2004 for her breakout role as Elphaba in Wicked.
However, it was her vocal work as Elsa on Disney's blockbuster animated feature Frozen, and the mega-selling "Let It Go" single, that boosted her profile several notches, building a fan base that seems certain to turn her If/Then tour stops into sellouts.