Idina Menzel to Return to New York Stage in 'Skintight'

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Idina Menzel

The Tony Award winner will star off-Broadway in Joshua Harmon's new play about beauty, youth and sex, with performances beginning in May 2018.

Idina Menzel will be back on the New York stage next year, this time in a nonmusical role.

The Tony Award-winning original star of Wicked, who became a global sensation with her powerhouse performance of "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen, will star in Joshua Harmon's new play, Skintight, in Roundabout Theatre Company's off-Broadway world premiere.

Menzel will play Jodi Isaac, a woman unsettled by her ex-husband's engagement to a much younger woman, and by her famous fashion designer father's relationship with a 20-year-old man who, according to Jodi's gay son, may not be gay but is probably a porn star.

The play is described as a scorching examination of beauty, youth, sex, the nature of love and the power of attraction in a culture built on superficial values.

A Roundabout discovery via his 2012 breakout comedy hit Bad Jews, Harmon followed with Significant Other, which had a short-lived commercial transfer to Broadway this season.

Menzel's last role on the New York stage was in the 2014 Broadway musical If/Then, which earned her a Tony nomination. She also appeared on Broadway in the original cast of Rent and in Disney's Aida.

Skintight will reunite Harmon with Daniel Aukin, his director on Bad Jews. The production will begin performances May 31, 2018, at the Laura Pels Theatre, ahead of a June 21 official opening. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through Aug. 26, 2018.

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