Glee star Idina Menzel, who plays the part of Shelby Corcoran on the hit TV show, is heading back to Broadway for the first time in ten years.

The 41-year-old Tony Award winning actress is set to star in a new musical production called If/Then about a woman who moves to New York ahead of her 40th birthday.

Speaking about her new project, Menzel said: "I've experienced the beauty of working on original musicals and was eager to find a project where the material was exciting and new and spoke to my heart.

"I'm thrilled to have finally found it - an original musical with a complex, flawed, and surprising central character that I cannot wait to bring to life onstage."

If/Then will debut in Washington, D.C in the autumn before hitting Broadway in 2014.