Kristin Chenoweth to Bring THE DAMES OF BROADWAY to Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK, 3/24
Live From Lincoln Center presents "Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway...All of 'Em!!!", a specially conceived concert for Lincoln Center's 2013 American Songbook series, which salutes the great roles for leading ladies and the sidekick scene stealers from an array of Broadway composers and lyricists, creating a performance that promises to be at once intimate and filled with her trademark "razzle dazzle." "Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway...All of 'Em!!!" is hosted by Live From Lincoln Center series host Audra McDonald and will air on PBS stations on Sunday, March 24, at 8 p.m. (ET) (check local listings).
The show will be directed for the stage by Richard Jay-Alexander, with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and will also feature Tyler Hanes, Will Taylor, Constantine Germanacos and Johnny Stellard. Chenoweth will be joined by Damien Bassman on percussion and Dave Phillips on bass.
An Emmy- and Tony Award-winner, acclaimed recording artist, and New York Times best-selling author, Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television and film. She has appeared on blockbuster television programs such as The Good Wife, Glee (Emmy nomination), The West Wing, and Pushing Daisies (Emmy Award in 2009). On Broadway, her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown earned her a Tony Award in 1999, and she later created the role of the good witch, Glinda, in Wicked in 2004 (Tony nomination). Subsequent theatrical roles have included Eve in The Apple Tree and Fran Kubelik in last season's Promises, Promises opposite Sean Hayes. She performed in the New York Philharmonic's revival of Candide and the Encores! production of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. She is one of only three musical theater singers to perform a public solo concert at the Metropolitan Opera House, the others being Yves Montand and Barbara Cook. In 2012, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee wrapped her critically acclaimed world tour in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. While on tour, she performed songs from her latest album "Some Lessons Learned," as well as an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from Wicked, Promises Promises, and Glee.
Live From Lincoln Center is in its 38th broadcast season. The series has received 13 Emmy Awards to date. Live From Lincoln Center has made the world's greatest artists on Lincoln Center's renowned stages accessible to home viewers in virtually every corner of the United States. This episode will be directed by Dana Calderwood. The executive producer is Andrew C. Wilk. Lincoln Center's Chief Media and Digital Officer, Elizabeth W. Scott, is executive in charge of the series' production.
"Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway...All of 'Em!!!" is the second of six recently announced Live From Lincoln Center programs to air this winter and spring on PBS, part of an expanded 2013 broadcast season. "Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb Celebration," featuring Rob Fisher, conductor, and Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley and special guests Joel Grey and Chita Rivera, airs on February 15 at 9 p.m. (ET). Three programs will air in consecutive weeks in April: a special concert with Josh Groban on April 12 at 9 p.m. (ET), Stephanie Blythe's tribute to the wartime era songs of Kate Smith ("Celebration: Stephanie Blythe Meets Kate Smith") on April 19 at 9 p.m. (ET), and the New York Philharmonic's staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic musical Carousel starring Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn on April 26 at 9 p.m. (ET). The final broadcast of the season airs on May 24 at 9 p.m. with host Audra McDonald performing at a special gala concert. Please check local listings for exact air times in each market.
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