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On world tour, Idina Menzel aims to keep things fresh for herself and audience

On world tour, Idina Menzel aims to keep things fresh for herself and audience

Defying gravity, Idina Menzel has soared through a richly varied career since successfully auditioning for a new musical called “Rent” in 1995, her first real theater job.

She went on to create the role of the complicated witch Elphaba in “Wicked” in 2003 and catch the attention of TV viewers with her appearances on “Glee,” before heating up Disney’s 2013 animated film “Frozen.”

Now 46, the singer/actress still seems to be flying high. She’s in the midst of a six-month global concert tour — she’ll alight in Baltimore on Tuesday for a show at the Modell Lyric — and will add a non-singing role to her resume next season in a new play.

“I’m in a very good place,” Menzel...

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