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Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander (Les Miserables, Barbra Streisand Back to Brooklyn), the two-act evening will mark Chenoweth's Hollywood Bowl solo concert debut. The Emmy and Tony Award-winning star of Wicked; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and "Pushing Daisies" will be backed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Kevin Stites (Titanic) will conduct. Both evenings begin at 8 PM.
Devised by Chenoweth, Jay-Alexander and Mary-Mitchell Campbell, the evening will chart new territory for Chenoweth, with a first act of music from Hollywood and a second act that is billed as "pure Chenoweth."
"This has been a dream of mine, not unlike, earlier this year, when I got to play the Sydney Opera House in Australia," Chenoweth said. "I gave this particular show a lot of thought and even had special clothes designed for this two-night engagement. Every time I'm in a fitting, for the opening dress, I look at myself in the mirror and get excited and nervous, like a bride. I just want it all to be magical... out in the open air, and for everyone to have a beautiful evening. I'll be jealous that everyone out there will be having lovely food and drinks and I’ll be onstage, working!"
"Kevin Stites and I have worked at The Hollywood Bowl before, both individually and together and this is his first time conducting for Kristin, but 'our little secret' is that we're really excited about the fireworks!," he continued. "Yes, it's true. I can't divulge how they're being used, but I can suggest you bring tissues. We hope to see you there."
Chenoweth won the Tony Award in 1999 for her performance in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She was nominated in 2004 for her performance in Wicked and has also been seen on Broadway in Steel Pier, Epic Proportions, The Apple Tree and Promises, Promises. The actress is also known for her award-winning film and television work, including "Glee," "Pushing Daisies" and the recent ABC series "GCB."