Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Idina Menzel May Return to Television
Glee kids, get excited. There may be more Shelby in our future! There are rumors floating around that Tony winner Idina Menzel may be returning to the show to continue her stint as Rachel Berry's mom, Shelby, on Glee. To further the excitement, ABC is developing a TV show around Menzel, according to Deadline.com. According to that website, the show will have Menzel portray "a single mother of a teenager who waits tables and performs at weddings and bar mitzvahs to make ends meet." In a true-to-life turn of events, before making her big break (and earning her first Tony nomination) as Maureen in the original cast of Rent, Menzel also sang in a band that performed at weddings and bar mitzvahs. The TV show is being created by Bob Kushell, the creator of Samantha Who? -- the show based around another Broadway alum, Christina Applegate. The show is hoping to hit the airwaves next fall.