When: Sat., June 16, 8 p.m. 2012
How many Broadway stars become successful touring pop acts? It’s a select club. It helps to have Idina Menzel’s pipes, a pretty amazing instrument capable of handling both delicate and powerful material. It helps to have a model’s looks, too. But if you really want to cross over, you need to star in a few blockbuster hits. Like Rent. And Wicked. And Glee. Menzel pulls from all three of them on her current album and tour, reaching back to the ’90s for Rent’s “No Day But Today,” and more recently to her role as the original Elphaba in Wicked for “Defying Gravity.” Her rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” sung originally as a duet with Lea Michele on Glee, is stripped down but still playful, an exercise in showing off her range and built to work with the symphonies she’s playing with on this tour.