Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth Creates Charity with Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center
By Andrew Gans
Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth is forming a new charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center in her hometown of Oklahoma.
Chenoweth, who also helped launch the animal charity Maddie's Corner, said in a statement, "I am so excited to work more closely with the theater in my hometown that bears my name. Maddie’s Corner was a huge inspiration for me to continue to learn about how to make my mark in the world. I am looking forward to this new partnership and the future of BA PAC!"
The mission of the new Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation, according to the press statement, "is to bring the world of visual and performing arts to Broken Arrow. Through its programs and initiatives, the Foundation remains dedicated to providing artistic and educational opportunities, offering entertainment and artistic enrichment to the Broken Arrow Community and serving as a vital partner in the cultural and economic vitality of our region. Some current and future initiatives include The Spotlight Series (bringing internationally acclaimed concert artists and Broadway productions), educational outreach and master classes with touring artists, after-school and summer arts institutes, scholarship programs, community enrichment and creating opportunities for students to travel and perform on a national level."
A passionate advocate for animals, Chenoweth will continue to support the many animal organizations that exist. She is also involved with The Red Cross, Broadway Cares/EFA, The Point Foundation, ASTEP, Breast Cancer awareness and adoption avocation.
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