Idina Menzel

February 23, 2011

March 2

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Considering that Andrea Marcovicci is best known for her acclaimed work on cabaret stages, it’s remarkable to see the extent of her non-musical acting resume. She performed on stage with John Gielgud, played Ophelia to Sam Waterston’s Hamlet, and has appeared in everything from Chekhov to “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Those dramatic chops go a long way toward making her the songstress that she is. At the Cabaret, those talents will service songs from motion pictures, including “As Time Goes By,” “Days of Wine and Roses” and more. Details here

This week also brings a new generation of stage star: Idina Menzel, who conquered Broadway in “Rent” (she was the original Maureen, of “Tango Maureen” fame) and the lead green role in “Wicked.” But you can expect to see a new tribe of young fans familiar with her, thanks to her role as the coach of Vocal Adrenaline on TV’s “Glee.” While we can expect to hear songs from all of the above, I’m hoping she throws in something from her off-Broadway “The Wild Party.” She’s also been known to mix in songs at these gigs ranging from “Look to the Rainbow” to Sting’s “Roxanne.” Details here