Idina Menzel Lands Recurring Role on Glee!

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The bad news for Glee viewers: the Fox hit won't air a new episode until April 13.

The great news for Glee viewers: they can look forward to Idina Menzel on the series when it returns!

Following weeks of rumors, the Broadway star has landed a major, recurring role on the comedy. She'll play the director of Vocal Adrenaline, New Directions' oft-mentioned main competitor.

Idina Menzel

Menzel, who won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked (opposite fellow Glee guest Kristin Chenoweth) will appear in ALL nine spring episodes of the show!!!

The actress is married to Private Practice star Taye Diggs.

Another reason to count down the seconds until April 13: Jonathan Groff will appear as the lead male vocalist of Vocal Adrenaline... as well as a potential love interest for Lea Michele's Rachel.

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