Lippa and Wicked's Chenoweth Team for New Year's Eve Concert

News   Lippa and Wicked's Chenoweth Team for New Year's Eve Concert Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, most recently on Broadway in Wicked, will headline the New Year's Eve Gala at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall.

Chenoweth, who made her solo Carnegie Hall debut in September, will be joined by composer-musical director Andrew Lippa for the Dec. 31 concert. Dancers Sean Hingston and Vince Pesce will also be part of the evening, which features the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Edwin Outwater.

The Tony-winning actress, who can also be seen on this season's "West Wing" episodes, is expected to perform tunes by Jerome Kern, Andrew Lippa and Stephen Schwartz. Show time is 9 PM.

Kristin Chenoweth, who received a Tony nomination for her work as Glinda in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked, made her New York theatrical debut opposite Bill Irwin in a production of Molière's Scapin and followed that with a role in Kander and Ebb's Steel Pier. Roles in Off-Broadway's A New Brain, the Broadway comedy Epic Proportions and the City Center Encores! productions of Strike Up the Band and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever ensued. Chenoweth won her Tony for her performance as Sally Brown in the Broadway bow of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Tickets, priced $89-$148, are available by visiting www.sfsymphony.org or by calling (415) 864-6000. Tickets also include party favors, champagne, savories and desserts following the concert. Doors open at 8 PM for pre-concert entertainment with the Martini Brothers.

(Chenoweth will return for the Jan. 1, 2005, concert at Davies Symphony Hall, which is entitled Vienna Woods/New York Nights: Songs of Two Cities. Show time is 2 PM.)