Idina Menzel to Return to Off Broadway in Next Spring’s ‘Skintight’

Tony winner will play daughter of famous fashion designer in Joshua Harmon’s new play

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Tony winner Idina Menzel will return to Off Broadway in spring 2018 to star in the world premiere of Joshua Harmon’s new play “Skintight,” Roundabout Theatre Company announced Tuesday.

Daniel Aukin will direct the production, which will begin performances on May 31, 2018, and open officially on June 21, 2018 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Menzel, who last appeared on stage in 2014 in the Tony-nominated musical “If/Then,” will play a woman who is reeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman and seeks out her father, a famous fashion designer — who is wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with a 20-year-old guy who possibly works in porn. Also in the picture is her son, who’s also 20 and definitely out of the closet.

Harmon has come to acclaim since the Roundabout’s 2012 production of his first play, “Bad Jews,” which became one of the most produced plays of the last few years.

His comedy “Significant Other” recently completed a run on Broadway following a successful debut at the Laura Pels Theatre in 2015.

Menzel, who originated the role of Elphaba in 2003’s “Wicked” and won a Tony for her efforts, also won acclaim for singing the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” in “Frozen.” She was most recently seen on screen in January’s Lifetime remake of “Beaches.”