PLAYBILL POLL: In What Role Should Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth Return to Broadway? Readers Respond
20 Apr 2014
Kristin Chenoweth, a Tony Award winner for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, recently announced on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" that she will be returning to Broadway. This statement made us think: What role would we like to see her play?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter. Their responses follow:
David L. McCurdy-Waterhouse: She should do On The Twentieth Century. Perfect role for her! Nathan Bottorff: On The Twentieth Century!!
Chenoweth previously stated that her next Broadway project would be a revival of On the Twentieth Century, the Tony Award-winning 1978 musical by composer Cy Coleman and lyricist-librettists Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It was previously reported that Tony Award nominee Peter Gallagher would join her in the production, under the direction of Scott Ellis. Chenoweth previously played movie star Lily Garland in a Roundabout Theatre Company reading of On the Twentieth Century.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.