Kristin Chenoweth plans Broken Arrow show on first concert tour
Emmy- and Tony-winning actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth will play a hometown show in Broken Arrow on her upcoming spring tour.
The Oklahoma City University graduated announced today the dates and places for the tour, whic is her first concert tour of her career. The North American tour is set to begin May 9 in Seattle and will travel to Los Angeles, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Toronto, New York, Nashville and Atlanta, among other cities.
“I’ve sung all over the place but I’ve never committed to a tour because of my schedule,” Chenoweth told the Associated Press. “So now I’m finally doing it.”
She will end the 19-city concert tour with a June 24 show at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. The main 1,500-seat stage at her hometown PAC will be renamed in her honor, according to the AP.
“For me, it will be very emotional,” she told the AP.
Mark Frie, the arts center’s executive director, told the AP Broken Arrow has been looking for a way to honor Chenoweth since the facility opened its doors three years ago. “We’re excited to welcome her home,” he said.
On tour, Chenoweth, 43, will perform songs from her latest country-inspired album “Some Lessons Learned,” as well tunes from the TV show “Glee” and ones from her Broadway shows like “Popular” from “Wicked.”
“If I don’t do `Popular,’ I will go out on a stretcher. I know that,” she told the AP, 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.”
While she wants to keep the set list flexible, other tunes likely to make the cut include “Glitter and Be Gay,” “The Girl in 14G” and “Taylor the Latte Boy.” But Chenoweth also will sing opera and offer audiences a few surprises, too.
“I’ll do a little of everything that I’m known for and also stuff I’m not,” she told the AP.
From that description, it sounds like Chenoweth’s Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame induction performance last fall in Muskogee was a good warm-up for her tour dates.
Chenoweth’s tour will have backup singers, dancers and choreography, according to the AP. The tour is being directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, who has staged concerts by Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler. Tickets go on sale March 9.
When Chenoweth gets to Broken Arrow, it will mark the first time she’s been back since her parents moved away when she was 19. Chenoweth is already thinking of the things she wants to do when she arrives, she told the AP.
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