The Apple Tree — with Tony Winner Chenoweth — to Play Studio 54

News   The Apple Tree — with Tony Winner Chenoweth — to Play Studio 54 Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, most recently on Broadway in the hit musical Wicked, will return to the New York stage in November for the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of The Apple Tree.

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The revival of the Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick musical will play Studio 54. Directed by Gary Griffin with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, previews are scheduled to begin Nov. 28 with an official opening Dec. 14. The limited engagement, featuring musical supervision by Rob Fisher, will play through March 11, 2007. No additional casting has been announced.

Chenoweth starred in the City Center Encores! production of The Apple Tree in 2005. Her co-stars included Malcolm Gets and Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris.

Bock and Harnick's The Apple Tree, which featured a Tony-winning performance by Barbara Harris, opened at the Shubert Theatre in October 1966, playing 463 performances before closing Nov. 25, 1967. It also starred Larry Blyden and Alan Alda. Mike Nichols directed the musical, which was nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. Jerome Coopersmith provided additional material. The original orchestrations were by Eddie Sauter.

The show is divided into three one-acts, all twisty comic-melodramatic tales of star-crossed romantic relationships. The first is based on a Mark Twain telling of the Adam and Eve story. The second, based on a work by Frank R. Stockton, is called "The Lady or the Tiger?" and the third is the Jules Feiffer-inspired "Passionella."

Songs include "Here in Eden," "Eve," "The Apple Tree (Forbidden Fruit)," "It's a Fish," "Go to Sleep Whatever You Are," "What Makes Me Love Him," "I'll Tell You A Truth," "Make Way," "I've Got What You Want," "Tiger, Tiger," "Oh, to Be a Movie Star," "Gorgeous,""(Who, Who, Who, Who) Who Is She?," "Wealth," and "You Are Not Real." Kristin Chenoweth, who received a Tony nomination for her work as Glinda in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked, has been seen on the New York stage in The Fantasticks, Scapin, Steel Pier, A New Brain, Epic Proportions, Strike Up the Band, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Apple Tree and Candide. The actress won her Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in the Broadway bow of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Chenoweth recently released her second solo recording, "As I Am" (Sony Classical), and her screen credits include "Kristin," "The West Wing," "The Music Man," "The Pink Panther," and "RV." Chenoweth's upcoming films include "Stranger Than Fiction," "Deck the Halls" and "Running with Scissors."

Tickets for The Apple Tree will be available exclusively to American Express Card members beginning Oct. 18 by calling (212) 719-1300 or by visiting the Studio 54 box office, 254 West 54th Street. Ticket prices range from $36.25-$111.25. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Nov. 4 by calling (212) 719-1300 or by visiting www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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