Broadray (Login broadray) Posted Feb 22, 2004 11:32 PM
After so much ink on Kristin (not that that's a bad thing,) the Westchester Journal-News does a good job of chronicling Idina Menzel's rise (ahem) to fame (although it forgets her time in Aida, Sep 13, 2001-Jan 27, 2002.) The piece covers steam baths, how easy it actually is being green (sorry, Kermit!) and what it's like to defy gravity:
"The smoke, the fans blowing, up there singing this incredible song in the spotlight. Those moments where, when I see the kids after the show that love it and have tears in their eyes, I realize that those are the moments that I would have gotten chills." (By the way, the note at the end of that song is hers, not the composer's! Read about that by following the second link below.)
Also a feature on Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, in which he answers a question about how he thinks the show will do after Kristin and Idina leave:
"I don't think they're impossible to replace. I can't deny that I think each of them is extraordinary in the roles and that the roles were, to some extent, written for them, but I've seen other people do the roles."