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IDINA MENZEL - TONY AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY STAR OF WICKED, RENTAND GLEE - RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH TWO PERFORMANCES AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
December 31, 2012, at 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Menzel to Unveil Brand-New Show and
Perform New Original Material
Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina Menzel, star of Broadway’s Wicked and the original stage production of Rent, will ring in the new year at Walt Disney Concert Hall with two performances on December 31, 2012, at 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM. Menzel will be unveiling a brand-new show which will include new, original material and New Year’s Eve-style songs and surprises.
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.
Amazing audiences with her captivating performances, Menzel has a diverse career on the stage, in film, television, and in music. On March 6, 2012, 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 and filmed at The Royal Conservatory’s beautiful Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada.
Continuing the celebration, for the first time ever, a New Year’s Eve party will be held in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM featuring complimentary festivities and a free glass of champagne for all ticketholders.
For more information about LA Phil’s Deck the Hall holiday concerts, please visit LAPhil.com.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from October through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.
Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2012/13 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.