The star of the current Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century is one of six women being honored as "Sheroes" with custom-designed Barbie dolls. The women are described as "female heroes who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere." Others in the series include Ava DuVernay, Emmy Rossum, Eva Chen, Sydney "Mayhem" Keiser and Trisha Yearwood.
These women are being honored by Barbie (a product of the Mattel Inc. toy company) at the April 24 Variety Power of Women Luncheon in Manhattan with one-of-a-kind dolls created in their likeness. Although the dolls are not for sale, they will be auctioned at the luncheon.
"Barbie has always represented that girls have choices, and this spring we are proud to honor six Sheroes who through their trade and philanthropic efforts are an inspiration to girls," said Evelyn Mazzocco, general manager Barbie, in a statement. "Started by a female entrepreneur and mother, this brand has a responsibility to continue to honor and encourage powerful female role models who are leaving a legacy for the next generation of glass ceiling breakers."
The Kristin Chenoweth doll is described as: "An inspiration on Broadway and beyond, the Emmy and Tony Award nominee and winner also founded the Kristin Chenoweth Art & Education Fund volunteering with young talent in the arts."
The Shero celebration is a "continuation of Barbie taking on a super hero role both literally and figuratively." On April 27 fans will have the opportunity to pay tribute to the Shero who has empowered them using #Shero #BeSuper and tagging @Barbie via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.