July 26, 2011 10:15 PM

Broadway star Idina Menzel finds new audiences from ‘Glee’ and a national tour

Idina Menzel, hero to theater geeks and “Gleeks” worldwide, thinks it’s no accident that her journey has led her from pop-culture landmarks “Rent” to “Wicked” to TV’s “Glee.” “They all focus on the underdog, the outsider, the artist, the young person who is struggling with being different,” said Menzel, who will perform Nov. 12 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

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