Kristin Chenoweth to kick off a concert tour

NEW YORK — Kristin Chenoweth is taking the long way home.

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer Published: February 29, 2012
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“I'll do a little of everything that I'm known for and also stuff I'm not,” she said.

Chenoweth will have backup singers, dancers and choreography. 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.

“It's not just me and a piano, baby,” she said.

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.”

Her film credits include “Bewitched,” “The Pink Panther,” “Running With Scissors,” Stranger Than Fiction,” and the upcoming films “Ed Zwick's Family Weekend” and “Outrun.” The actress will also soon be seen in the new ABC series “GCB.”

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.

“I'm sure I'm going to want to drive by my high school. I'm sure I'll go by the house I grew up in,” she said. “Hopefully I'll get to see some people that were dear to me in high school. And maybe some who weren't so dear. That could be interesting.”

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