Tony-Winning If/Then Star Performs at Tonight's MLB All-Star Game
15 Jul 2014
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel sings the U.S. National Anthem and conducts a special on-field performance as part of the pre-game ceremony — honoring the 30 winners in the "Target presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers" program — at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, which airs July 15 on FOX.
Prior to the National Anthem, Menzel, who stars in the new Broadway musical If/Then, will perform "Forever Young" by Grammy Award winner Bob Dylan.
The program celebrates "remarkable current and retired teachers who make an impact on the lives of their students and communities." Winners will be recognized on field by the 2014 MLB All-Star players and managers. Fans can read the stories for each of the 30 winners, one representing each MLB Club, by going to AllStarTeachers.com. All-Star Game coverage begins at 7:30 PM ET on FOX.
Also, as part of the All-Star Game, the Canadian Anthem is performed by the Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet, and "God Bless America" will be sung by American country music artist Joe Nichols.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.