By Andrew Gans
20 Mar 2009
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Co-authored with Joni Rodgers, Chenoweth's tome is due April 14 on the Simon & Schuster label. The hardcover book will retail for $25.
When asked why she decided to write the book, Chenoweth says in press notes, "So many amazing things are happening in my life right now; I felt the need to stand still for a moment and take stock of it all. So many blessings, so much love, all the music, laughter, and challenges. I can see God's hand on me every step of the way, which reminds me to do my best because He's watching me as I go forward. I celebrated a landmark birthday while I was working on the book, and it felt great to be able to say 'so far, so good!'"
Book tour dates follow:
April 15 at Barnes & Noble, 1972 Broadway at 66th Street in NYC; in conversation with Tom Santopietro at 7:30 PM
April 17 at Bookends at 232 E. Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ, at 5 PM
April 18 at the Free Library Festival in Philadelphia, PA; details to be announced
April 19 at Borders at 2740 East 21st Street in Tulsa, OK at 2 PM
April 20 at Full Circle Bookstore at 50 Penn Place in Oklahoma City, OK at 7:30 PM
April 25 at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: 12 noon at UCLA BookZone; 1 PM at Book Soup; 2 PM at Vroman's
May 13 at Bryant Park Reading Room series at the Outdoor Reading Room, 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues at 12:30 PM
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, Stairway to Paradise 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. Her screen credits include "Four Christmases," "Into Temptation," "Pushing Daisies," "Kristin," "The West Wing," "The Music Man," "The Pink Panther," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Deck the Halls" and "Running with Scissors." Her solo recordings include "Let Yourself Go," "As I Am" and the newly released "A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas."
Chenoweth will next be seen as Skippy Pylon in the NBC drama "Legally Mad."