Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel Announces New Tour Dates & More

first_img View Comments Idina Menzel Star Filescenter_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Idina Sets More Tour DatesIf/Then and Frozen queen Idina Menzel has announced more dates for her upcoming summer international world tour! The Broadway superstar will kick off performances at the Board Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin, Ireland on June 20, 2015, before heading to Britain. She’ll perform shows around the UK, ending at London’s Wembley Arena on June 27. Next stop, of course, will be the USA!Kyle Scatliffe is Back in Les MizKyle Scatliffe, who originated the role of Enjolras in the current Broadway revival of Les Miserables, returns to lead the crusade from December 2. Jason Forbach had temporarily stepped in as the revolutionary leader for Scatliffe, who had been on leave.Michael Keaton’s B’way Turn May Win Him an Oscar!?Looks like Michael Keaton’s (sort of) star turn on Broadway will dominate awards season! His movie Birdman, where he plays a past-his-prime movie actor preparing for his big comeback on the Great White Way at the St. James Theatre, took home Best Feature and Best Actor for Keaton at the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards on December 1. Industry “experts” are already uttering the word “Oscar.” We’re hoping that Keaton will follow in his Birdman co-star Emma Stone’s footsteps and make his next project treading the Broadway boards for real!Alysha Umphress’ New AlbumOn the Town star and Broadway.com Vlogger Alysha Umphress is appearing on a new record! I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz features Umphress singing original songs by Blumenkrantz, along with several original arrangements of standards including “Spring Is Here/Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You.” The album will be released on Yellow Sound Label on January 6, 2015.last_img read more