Idina Menzel to star in off-Broadway's 'Skintight'

By Karen Butler   |   May 16, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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May 16 (UPI) -- Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel is to star in the world premiere staging of the play Skintight in the spring of 2018.

The Roundabout Theatre Company said Tuesday the show will begin preview performances off-Broadway on May 31, 2018.

An official opening night is scheduled for June 21, 2018 at Manhattan's Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The limited engagement is to play through Aug. 26, 2018.

Penned by Joshua Harmon and directed by Daniel Aukin, the show is described in press notes as "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," the synopsis said.

Menzel is known for her work in the stage musicals Rent, Wicked and If/Then, as well as in the animated movie Frozen and the TV re-make of Beaches.

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