IDINA MENZEL TAKES AUDIENCES ON AN INTIMATE JOURNEY INTO HER LIFE ON AND OFF THE STAGE IN THE NEW DISNEY+ DOCUMENTARY
Get ready to embark on an intimate and inspirational journey alongside Tony Award®-winning icon Idina Menzel as she puts you in the passenger seat of her life’s journey and the road to her success in realizing her lifelong dream of headlining a concert at Madison Square Garden in her hometown of New York City. “IDINA MENZEL: WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE?” features never-before-seen performance footage alongside raw and vulnerable interviews, the documentary follows Idina on an intimate journey as she juggles the challenges of being a working mom and wife on a grueling travel schedule while preparing to take the stage at the legendary arena.
“We made this documentary to show firsthand how important it is to pursue your passions and lean on those around you in times of hardship,” said Menzel. “This documentary was a joy to make, and I hope it resonates with my fans and new audiences alike who find themselves balancing motherhood, work, and marriage while chasing their own dreams and inspires others to keep pushing forward.”
Menzel was recently honored at this year’s 35th annual Disney Legends Award ceremony, where she was inducted for her roles as Elsa in “Frozen” and Nancy Tremaine in “Enchanted.” Menzel also recently released an inspiring children’s book with her sister, writer, and teacher Cara Mentzel, titled “Loud Mouse.” From Disney-Hyperion, “Loud Mouse” is a picture book about a little mouse finding her big voice and is all about self-acceptance and being true to yourself. She also released a companion song for the book.
Captured in striking intimacy and detail, “Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?” follows Menzel on a national tour over the course of 16 shows on the road. The film showcases never-before-seen footage of Menzel throughout her life, from home videos of her early days as a singer at just 7 years old to her beginnings at the premiere of “Rent” the musical in 1996 to preparing for the original role of Elphaba in “Wicked” and the creation and subsequent phenomenon that was “Frozen.”
Featuring interviews with Menzel herself, her parents, family, friends, and co-creatives, the documentary weaves in Menzel’s show-stopping performance as she conquers the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Directed by filmmaker Anne McCabe and produced in partnership with Ideal Partners, “Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?” makes its world premiere on December 9, exclusively on Disney+.
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