UPDATED: According to an announcement from Speckulation Entertainment on March 8, Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth's United Kingdom concert tour has been cancelled. The press release states that the cancellation is a result of Speckulation's "unforeseen circumstances" and Kristin is saddened to not perform as planned. Ticket holders can contact their point of purchase as of March 9 for a full refund.
January 24, 2013 -
Kristin Chenoweth is getting her act together and taking it to the United Kingdom.
The Tony and Emmy-winning Broadway star, whose eclectic resume of stage and screen includes Wicked, The West Wing, and Deck the Halls, will bring her concert tour to London, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Cardiff this coming March.
The concerts, her first performances in the United Kingdom in over a decade, will feature material from the worlds of opera, pop, her many albums, and songs from her various Broadway appearances. In London, Chenoweth will perform at the London Coliseum on March 11. She will head to the Manchester Opera House on March 13, with a stop on March 15 at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in Scotland. Her tour will conclude at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on March 17.
Richard Jay-Alexander, Chenoweth's frequent collaborator, will direct the show, with musical direction by Rob Fisher (the founding musical director and conductor of New York City Center Encores!). She will be backed by Tyler Hanes, Will Taylor, and Jennifer Diamond.
Chenoweth received a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Sally Brown in the 1999 revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, and is perhaps best known for having originated the role of Glinda in the hit musical Wicked. Her Broadway and off-Broadway appearances include The Apple Tree, Promises, Promises, Steel Pier, Epic Proportions, A New Brain, and Candide, among others. She is also well-known for her television roles, including her Emmy-winning performance as pie maker Olive Snook on Pushing Daisies, Deputy Press Secretary Annabeth Schott on The West Wing, former glee club star April Rhodes on Glee, and queen bee Carlene Cockburn on GCB.