Chenoweth hits the road for 19-city concert tour
Kristin Chenoweth is taking the long way home.
The Tony Award-winning singer and actress announced Wednesday that she’ll kick off her first-ever concert tour on May 9 in Seattle and it will end June 24 in Broken Arrow, Okla., the town where she grew up.
“I’ve sung all over the place but I’ve never committed to a tour because of my schedule,” said the petite beauty with the powerful pipes. “So now I’m finally doing it.”
Miss Chenoweth’s 19-city North America tour will include stops in the District and Baltimore. In her hometown, the main 1,500-seat stage at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center will be renamed in her honor, according to the Associated Press.
“For me, it will be very emotional,” she said.
Mark Frie, the arts center’s executive director, said Broken Arrow has been looking for a way to honor Miss Chenoweth since the facility opened its doors three years ago. “We’re excited to welcome her home,” he said.
On tour, Miss Chenoweth said she’ll perform songs from her latest country-inspired album “Some Lessons Learned,” as well as tunes from the TV show “Glee” and ones from her Broadway shows, such as “Popular” from “Wicked.”
“If I don’t do ‘Popular,’ I will go out on a stretcher. I know that,” she said, laughing. “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.”
Miss Chenoweth, 43, won a Tony Award in 1999 for her performance in “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and an Emmy Award for the TV show “Pushing Daisies.” She was nominated in 2004 for originating the role of Glinda in “Wicked” and was last on Broadway in 2010 in “Promises, Promises.”
Tickets go on sale March 9.
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