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Idina Menzel to star in Roundabout's Skintight

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Idina Menzel

Skintight
Idina Menzel

The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Tony winner Idina Menzel will star in the forthcoming world premiere of Joshua Harmon's Skintight, directed by Daniel Aukin, which is set to begin previews on May 31, 2018, before an official opening on June 21 and a limited engagement through to August 26, 2018 at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre's Laura Pels Theatre.

Synopsis: "Skintight is a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband's engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who's 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi's son. Who's also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what's on the inside."

Skintight also marks a reunion for writer Joshua Harmon and director Daniel Aukin since the hit play Bad Jews.

Ms. Menzel, who has been attached to the project since its initial reading will take on the lead role of Jodi Isaac. Additional casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date.

Idina Menzel won a Tony Award in 2004 for originating the role of Elphaba in 'Wicked.' She also received Tony nominations for her Broadway debut as Maureen Johnson in 'Rent' (1996) and for her last role as Elizabeth in 'If/Then' (2014). She also starred as Amneris in the Broadway premiere of 'Aida' from 2001 to 2002. Her off-Broadway credits include 'See What I Wanna See' at The Public Theater (2005), Manhattan Theatre Club's 'The Wild Party' (2000), 'The Vagina Monologues' at Westside Theatre and the original New York Theatre Workshop production of 'Rent' in 1996. On screen, she is internationally known as the voice of Elsa in Disney's animated franchise "Frozen." Other screen credits include "Glee," "Enchanted," and the 2005 film adaptation of "Rent."

- by Tom Millward

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