Chenoweth Injury Bumps First Preview of Broadway's The Apple Tree One Day

News   Chenoweth Injury Bumps First Preview of Broadway's The Apple Tree One Day The Broadway revival of The Apple Tree — starring Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, Brian d'Arcy James, Marc Kudisch and Walter Charles — has delayed its first preview one day due to an injury Chenoweth sustained during rehearsals.

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth

An official statement reads: "Ms. Chenoweth was injured during a technical rehearsal over the weekend when she fell off an elevated section of the stage. Despite the fall, Ms. Chenoweth continued rehearsals and sought medical attention afterwards. She is committed to performing in the show on Wednesday."

Patrons holding tickets to the originally scheduled start date of Nov. 28 can contact Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 to reschedule. The first performance is now Nov. 29 at 8PM.

Gary Griffin directs the Roundabout Theatre Company's new staging of the Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick musical at Studio 54 based on his 2005 New York City Center Encores! revival. Andy Blankenbuehler choreographs the limited engagement slated to open Dec. 14 for a run through March 11, 2007.

Chenoweth (Wicked, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown) reprises her Encores! turn in the central roles of Eve, Princess Barbara and Ella. James (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Lieutenant of Inishmore) appears as Adam, Sanjar and Flip. Kudisch (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Assassin) takes on Snake. Charles (Woman in White, Big River) plays King Arik, Employer and Producer.

Featuring music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and a book by Bock and Harnick (with additional book material by Jerome Coopersmith), The Apple Tree is "a unique evening of three one-act musicals about men, women and a little thing called temptation" based on Mark Twain's "The Diary of Adam and Eve," Frank R. Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger?" and Jules Feiffer's "Passionella." The company also features Meggie Cansler, Julie Connors, Sarah Jane Everman, Jennifer Taylor Farrell, Justin Keyes, Lorin Latarro, Mike McGowan, Sean Palmer, Dennis Stowe and Eric Santagata.

The design team includes John Lee Beatty (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Donald Holder (lights), Dan Moses Schreier (sound) and Charles LaPointe (hair and wigs). Rob Fisher provides musical direction and vocal/dance arrangements and Jonathan Tunick handles orchestrations.

Tickets are available for The Apple Tree at Studio 54, 254 West 54th Street, by phone at (212) 719-1300 or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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