Wicked Tour

Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth will be kicking off her first concert tour in May, launching the jaunt in Seattle on May 9. She is set to perform in 17 more cities all throughout the month till she closes the tour with a special show in her hometown of Broken Arrow, OK on June 24.

“I’ve sung all over the place but I’ve never committed to a tour because of my schedule, so now I’m finally doing it,” the singer-actress says. Her tour, which supports her current release ‘Some Lessons Learned’, will cover the following cities: Los Angeles, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Toronto, New York, Nashville and Atlanta. More cities will be added to the itinerary which will be announced later. Her final stop at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center is bound to be a proud and memorable moment for her as the venue will be renamed in her honor, as the town’s greatest entertainment export.

“For me, it will be very emotional,” Chenoweth said of her upcoming hometown performance.

Apart from material from her current album, Chenoweth is also expected to perform songs she sang on ‘Glee’ and also from the wildly popular Broadway musical ‘Wicked’, where her Tony nominated turn as Glinda the Good Witch made the Stephen Schwartz-penned tune ‘Popular’ a contemporary show tune favorite.

“If I don’t do ‘Popular,’ I will go out on a stretcher. I know that,” she joked. “I’ve accepted it, and you know what? I’m thankful for it. I’m glad that I have songs that I’m known for.”

Aside from ‘Wicked’, the actress is also well-known onstage for her works in ‘Promises, Promises’ (2010, alongside Sean Hayes), and 1999’s ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ where she bagged a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress. In the small screen, aside from her Emmy-nominated guestings on ‘Glee’, she first won an Emmy Award in 2009 for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work in the now-defunct ABC series ‘Pushing Daisies’. The 43-year old accomplished performer has also graced the silver screen via the films ‘Bewitched’, ‘The Pink Panther’, ‘Running with Scissors’, ‘Stranger than Fiction’, and in the future flicks ‘Outrun’ and ‘Ed Zwick’s Family Weekend’.

This spring, Chenoweth will hit the primetime block again as one of the lead stars in the new ABC comedy series ‘GCB’, set to premiere on March 4.

By Julie Harmon On February 29, 2012
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