Idina Menzel to Perform National Anthem at the Super Bowl

first_imgSuper Bowl Sunday just got a whole lot beltier. If/Then supernova Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem before the big game, set for February 1. She’ll be joined by John Legend, who will sing “America the Beautiful.”The Tony winner took to Instagram to say, “It was 1991 and I remember it well: Whitney sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Almost as glorious as her voice was her huge radiant smile. I am so humbled and honored to be asked this year. #SB49.” She joins a group of Broadway alums to be chosen for the honor that includes Harry Connick Jr., Vanessa Williams and Kathie Lee Gifford, as well as incoming Broadway stars Renée Fleming and Jennifer Hudson.It seems strange to even bother with giving you Menzel’s rundown, but here goes. The superstar made her Broadway debut in Rent and has since appeared in Aida, and some show called Wicked, for which she won a Tony Award. Her screen credits include Rent, Enchanted, Glee and, of course, Frozen. Her latest album Holiday Wishes debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart last year, and she is set to embark on a world tour this summer.If/Then will have no performances January 27 through February 1 to accommodate Menzel’s rehearsal and travel schedule for the event. Performances of the Broadway tuner will resume on February 3.Menzel is no stranger to belting for sports fans. Last July, the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner sang the national anthem and Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” at the MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis. Check out her out-of-the-park vocals below! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 If/Then Idina Menzel Star Files Related Showslast_img read more

Tiger Woods Eyes October Return After Knee Surgery

first_imgTiger Woods Masters champion Tiger Woods is seeking an October return after revealing he had a knee operation last week.The 43-year-old, who ended an 11-year wait for his 15th major in April, said arthroscopic surgery repaired minor cartilage damage in his left knee.The world number eight hopes to play in the PGA Tour’s new event in Japan, the ZOZO Championship, from 24-27 October. Woods, one short of Sam Snead’s 82 PGA Tour wins, has had four previous knee operations and four back surgeries.The latest operation was performed by Dr Vern Cooley, who said: “I expect Tiger to make a full recovery. We did what was needed and also examined the entire knee. There were no additional problems.”After winning his fifth Masters title in April, Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship and Open.He withdrew from this month’s Northern Trust shortly before his tee time citing a mild sprain, but returned for the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club.However, his 37th-place finish meant he did not qualify for the Tour Championship finale, which he won the year before to end a five-year spell without a PGA title.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more