Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth to Offer Solo Carnegie Hall Concerts

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Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth will go it solo at Carnegie Hall in 2005.

Chenoweth, who is currently starring in the hit new musical Wicked, will join the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on Jan. 25, 2005, for an evening devoted to the Great American Song. Erich Kunzel will conduct the orchestra, and concertgoers can expect to hear tunes by Rodgers and Hart, Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Foster, Ricky Ian Gordon, Meredith Willson and Jerome Kern.

LuPone, who is kicking off the City Center Encores! season in Can Can, will return for her third solo Carnegie Hall concert on March 14, 2005. The Olivier Award-winning actress-singer is expected to include tunes from her upcoming The Lady with a Torch program, which she will debut at Feinstein's at the Cinegrill and Feinstein's at the Regency in March and April.

LuPone and Chenoweth's concerts are part of the "Carnegie Hall Goes Pops" series. Show time for both concerts is 8 PM.

Kristin Chenoweth, who won a Tony Award for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 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 and the City Center Encores! productions of Strike Up the Band and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever ensued. Chenoweth also starred in her own, short-lived TV series "Kristin," and her other TV appearances include roles in "Frasier" and ABC's television adaptation of the musical Annie. She was also featured in the TV production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man.

A Tony Award winner for her work in Evita, Patti LuPone also earned an Olivier Award for her performances in the West End productions of Lés Misérables and The Cradle Will Rock. Her other theatrical credits include Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class and Pal Joey. LuPone also headlined two solo concerts, Patti LuPone On Broadway and Matters of the Heart, and received glowing notices for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in the Lincoln Center concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. For more information, log on to www.carnegiehall.org.

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