Former ‘Wicked’ Co-Stars, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth Are Dropping Albums on the Same Day!

Is anyone else freaking out? The formed Wicked Broadway stars, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth are both dropping new albums… on the same day! September 23 is the magical date where our ears will be blessed with greatness!

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Chenoweth is set to star in Hairspray Live! this December alongside an amazing cast!

She had been teasing about another announcement and at last she announced a new album: The Art of Elegance.

The album is not one of personal songs but her renditions of timeless classics. Chenoweth is excited to put out an album of some of her favorite songs, saying: 

“Of course I love to sing songs that people know. Songs that we’ve heard before are like our DNA; we know them in our hearts. Honoring the singers who have sung this repertoire is the most challenging part of the process, singing it from my heart and my perspective and my experience. It’s a challenge, but it’s a fun one. In every song I sing, I must find my own phrasing, down to the final breath. A lot can be said in a breath or a pause.”

Someone to Watch Over Me (3:04)

(George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin)

I’ve Got a Crush on You (feat. Dave Koz) (2:54)

(George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin)

Let’s Fall in Love (3:12)

(Harold Arlen-Ted Koehler)

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (5:00)

(Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart)

Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart (3:21)

(James F. Hanley)

The Very Thought of You (feat. Dave Koz) (4:24)

(Ray Noble)

They Can’t Take That Away From Me (3:20)

(George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin)

A House Is Not a Home (4:08)

(Burt Bacharach-Hal David)

I Get Along Without You Very Well (4:27)

(Hoagy Carmichael)

Skylark (4:41)

(Johnnie Mercer-Hoagy Carmichael)

I’m a Fool to Want You (5:38)

(Frank Sinatra-Jack Wolf-Joel Herron)

Smile (3:11)

(Charlie Chaplin-John Turner-Geoffrey Parsons)

You’re My Saving Grace… (2:51)

(Steve Tyrell-Stephanie Tyrell-Barry Coffing)

Menzel also posted about her new album coming out on September 23 and it’s self titled! She says her new album Idina is her most personal yet!

On having a self-titled album she says: 

“I want you to know me on a first-name basis, I guess. I poured my heart out and used my music as a place to kind of figure some things out. It’s a really personal album.”

She joked about her name being butchered a lot and even how John Travolta messed it up a little more recently (Adele Dazeem). 

There’s a little period after it that kind of gives a little attitude, but that’s just ‘cause of those, like, four guys that bullied me in middle school that always screwed up my name. And then maybe one older guy a little more recently.

Menzel also has a fun project in the works as she will be in the remake of the movie Beaches.

Not gonna lie we are pretty pumped for these albums from two great legends!

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