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Oscars: John Travolta's Idina Menzel Name Flub Sparks Netflix, Broadway Promos

Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
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The three-time music-movie actor introduced the "Frozen" performer as "the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Nazeem" at Sunday's ceremony.

Idina Menzel took the Dolby Theatre stage to perform the Oscar-winning original song "Let It Go" from Frozen on Sunday night, but only after presenter John Travolta mispronounced her name.

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A three-time music-movie actor himself (Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Hairspray), Travolta introduced her as "the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Nazeem," just before Menzel -- in a blush-toned Reem Acra dress -- belted out the anthem amid glistening floor-to-ceiling jewels.

While the theater maven of Rent and Wicked (as well as Enchanted and Glee in Tinseltown) doesn't seem bothered by it anyway, her latest Broadway production, If/Then, capitalized on Travolta's name flub with a tweeted graphic on Monday that reads, "You know her name!"

If/Then stars Menzel as a New York City woman leading parallel lives, and reunites her onstage with Rent's Anthony Rapp. Previews for the new original musical begin Wednesday at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

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Netflix also took advantage of the opportunity on Monday night by quoting Travolta's mispronunciation directly, in order to promote the film adaption of Rent on the streaming platform.

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