Kristin Chenoweth’s Musical Homecoming

Oct 23, 2014 • posted by Colleen | with No Comments | in Uncategorized

“The whole experience was very emotional,” Kristin Chenoweth says of the historic performance that’s captured on Coming Home, her first Concord Records release and her first-ever live album.
Scheduled for release on November 17, 2014, the aptly titled 15-song album captures the versatile singer-actress singing for a rapturously enthusiastic crowd at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
“Any time you come home, you have a flood of emotions, and singing in front of people I’ve known most of my life made me even more nervous,” Chenoweth observes. “But I couldn’t imagine doing it anyplace else. I just wanted them to be proud of me.”
The career-spanning CD is the audio counterpart to Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, the artist’s first television concert special, which will premiere on PBS stations nationwide on November 28 and be released on CD and DVD.
The personally-charged performance finds Chenoweth accompanied by an expert 11-piece band incorporating strings, horns and woodwinds, along with a trio of backup vocalists and the Broken Arrow High School Choir. The set list spans her entire stage and screen career and encompasses the breadth of her musical interests, incorporating Broadway classics, timeless pop standards and contemporary material, covering a remarkable amount of stylistic ground while providing a compelling showcase for Chenoweth’s abundant talent and charisma.
Coming Home’s many highlights include powerful new renditions of “Popular” and “For Good,” both of which Chenoweth introduced in her starring role in the Broadway smash Wicked. She also brings fresh energy and emotion to such venerable standards as Lerner and Loewe’s “I Could Have Danced All Night,” Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg’s “Over the Rainbow,” Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s “All the Things You Are,” and the more recent show tunes “Bring Him Home,” from Les Misérables; and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again,” from Phantom of the Opera.

Kristin attends Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize For American Humor Honoring Jay Leno – Photos

Oct 20, 2014 • posted by Colleen | with No Comments | in Gallery


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10-19: 2014 Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize For American Humor Honoring Jay Leno

“I Am Harvey Milk” Benefit Concert Photos

Oct 7, 2014 • posted by Colleen | with No Comments | in Gallery

Big update to the Kristin Chenoweth Online Gallery with photos from the “I Am Harvey Milk” Benefit Concert last night.


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New Kristin interview with Theater Mania

Oct 4, 2014 • posted by Colleen | with No Comments | in News

Kristin Chenoweth is set to lead a one-night concert performance of composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa’s hybrid choral/theatrical work (or oratorio) I Am Harvey Milk on October 6. The event, described as “an emotional celebration” of the eponymous American icon, stars Chenoweth alongside Lippa at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
Harvey Milk became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978. Milk, who was an advocate for gay rights while in office, was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone only 11 months after Milk’s election. “I Am Harvey Milk is an ode to a man who tried single-handedly to change the world,” Chenoweth told TheaterMania.
Though the work made its world premiere in San Francisco last year, this will be the first time I Am Harvey Milk has been performed in New York and the first time Chenoweth has had the chance to lend her sumptuous soprano to Lippa’s newest work. As Chenoweth explained to TheaterMania, she was originally supposed to participate in the West Coast production but was forced to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts.

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In Rehearsal for Harvey Milk – Video

Oct 4, 2014 • posted by Colleen | with No Comments | in News

Kristin Chenoweth Is Thrilled to Make History With Andrew Lippa in I Am Harvey Milk

Sep 27, 2014 • posted by Colleen | with No Comments | in News

Kristin Chenoweth is set to lead a one-night concert performance of composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa’s hybrid choral/theatrical work (or oratorio) I Am Harvey Milk on October 6. The event, described as “an emotional celebration” of the eponymous American icon, stars Chenoweth alongside Lippa at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
Harvey Milk became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978. Milk, who was an advocate for gay rights while in office, was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone only 11 months after Milk’s election. “I Am Harvey Milk is an ode to a man who tried single-handedly to change the world,” Chenoweth told TheaterMania.

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Kristin attends screening of “Pride” – Photos

Sep 16, 2014 • posted by Colleen | with No Comments | in Gallery

More photos up in the Kristin Chenoweth Online Gallery from tonight’s screening of Pride.


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Watch Kristin perform on “The View” – Clip

Sep 15, 2014 • posted by Colleen | with No Comments | in Videos


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