Idina Menzel, the original Maureen in Broadway's Rent, has announced a mini-tour with Francis Dunnery, whose albums include "Tall Blonde Helicopters" and "Let's Go Do What Happens." Menzel is promoting her first album, "Still I Can't Stand Still," which was released Sept. 13 by Hollywood Records.
The November tour dates are as follows:
Nov. 3: Birchmere Bandstand, Alexandria, VA
Nov. 5: Daytona's, Baltimore, MD
Nov. 6: Frankie's, Toledo, OH
Nov. 7: York Street Cafe, Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 8: Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
Nov. 10: Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 13: Milestones, Rochester, NY
Nov. 14: Stylines Rhythm, Syracuse, NY
Nov. 15: Valentine's, Albany, NY
Nov. 18: The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
Nov. 24: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Menzel will also make radio appearances on Dec. 14 in Portland, ME and Dec. 15 in Portsmouth, NH.
"Still I Can't Stand Still" features the Menzel-penned tunes "Think Too Much," "All of the Above," "Larissa's Lagoon," "Heart on My Sleeve," "Fool Out of Me," and the title track. The album's first single is "Minuet." Menzel has also recorded a track cover of "Come Rain Or Come Shine" for the soundtrack of the upcoming Touchstone film "The Other Sister".
-- By Christine Ehren