Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel Hits the Top, a Royal Miss Saigon & More

first_img Jonathan Groff Star Files View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Menzel & Buble Are the TopsIt’s the most wonderful time of the year—particularly if you’re Idina Menzel. Days after the If/Then and Frozen star performed “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Michael Buble on the UK’s X Factor, the tune (from her album Holiday Wishes) has hit the top spot on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. Let’s all say it together, now (again): the cold never bothered her, anyway.Saigon & More Go RoyalThe 2014 Royal Variety Performance, the annual UK gala featuring performances of all sorts, included an electric performance from the cast of the West End’s Miss Saigon. Take a look as Eva Noblezada and Alistair Brammer sing “The Last Night of the World” and Jon Jon Briones lets loose on “The American Dream”. The evening also included a performance of “Let It Go” by Demi Lovato (the one who’s not Idina Menzel) and the Sondheim staple “I’m Still Here” by Dame Shirley Bassey. #PeterPanLive Was Hardcore TrendingThe December 4 broadcast was the biggest non-sports program for that Thursday’s Twitter TV ratings, according to Deadline. A total of over 475,000 tweets reached approximately 5.3 million unique users. And it’s a good thing too, because our tweets were what saved Tinker Bell’s computer-animated life! Also trending that night? #ChristianBorle. And yes, his arms have their own Twitter account now.Jonathan Groff Salutes Bradley CooperWe were already excited for The Elephant Man star Bradley Cooper’s latest film, American Sniper, but now, we have even more reason to be. As it turns out, he’s not the only Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner to appear in the flick. Take a look the TV spot for a quick glimpse of a rather toned Jonathan Groff! We’ll salute to that. Double Date with Stage & Screen FavesOrange in the New Black costars Michael Chernus and Tracee Chimo, who recently appeared together in off-Broadway’s Lips Together, Teeth Apart, are joining forces again—and you can join them! Space on Ryder Farm, an artist resident program in Brewster, New York, is auctioning off a double date with the pair at Rose Water in Park Slope, Brooklyn. And no, we’re not banana lobby bullsh*tting you. Does Rose Water have lentil soup? Idina Menzellast_img read more