Broadway and Film actress Idina Menzel, best known for her roles in Rent and Wicked, is preparing to release her third solo album later this year, the working title of which is Defying Gravity (which is the closing number of the first act of Wicked for those of you who don't know). The Tony award winner has even reworked the song into a solo single version which can now be heard and downloaded off of her official website or I-tunes. Give it a listen if you are a fan of the show, it has been re orchestrated (to better fit radio), and she has switched around a few of the lyrics (cutting out the dueted elements with the Glinda character, and replacing them with lyrics from the song The Wizard And I which shares a similar bridge.
In other Idina news, she will soon be seen in the Disney film Enchanted, starring alongside Amy Adams, James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, Patrick Dempsey, and Michaela Conlin. The tentative release date for this film is November 21.