October 20, 2006 |
Kristin Chenoweth is going back to her roots as an opera singer. The Tony winner will give a solo concert at New York's Metropolitan Opera on Jan. 19 and make her formal Met debut as Samira in John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles" in March 2010. Chenoweth, 38, won a scholarship in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions as a lyric coloratura but turned down the scholarship for her first off-Broadway role. After a stint on "The West Wing," she returns to Broadway Dec.
October 30, 2013 |
[This post has been corrected. See below.] Proving that a big-budget musical can overcome initial bad reviews to become a mainstay on Broadway, "Wicked" is celebrating its 10th anniversary in New York on Wednesday, with special appearances scheduled for the evening's performance at the Gershwin Theatre. "Wicked," a "Wizard of Oz" prequel featuring songs by Stephen Schwartz, is the 11th longest running show in Broadway history. (The No. 1 spot is still held by "The Phantom of the Opera," which has been running for more than 25 years.)
April 18, 2004 |
Kristin Chenoweth, the diminutive star of the Broadway musical "Wicked," is moving ever closer to the high arts. The 5-foot Chenoweth -- who won a Tony for playing Sally in the 1999 revival of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and starred opposite Matthew Broderick last year in ABC-TV's "The Music Man" -- will next appear with the New York Philharmonic in a May 3-5 concert version of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide."
January 20, 2001 |
Kristin Chenoweth. Remember the name. If the quickly rising career arc of the Oklahoma-born musical theater singing star is any indication, she will be around for some time to come. In fact, NBC has already earmarked "Kristin," a sitcom in which she plays a small-town Oklahoma girl pursuing Broadway stardom, to premiere this spring.
August 2, 2013 |
Jimmy Fallon , The Roots and Robin Thicke have teamed up for a classroom-instrument version of this summer's most ubiquitous hit, “Blurred Lines.” The “Late Night” clip above may not have the scantily clad young women who've made the “Blurred Lines” video so popular (and so contentious), but what it lacks in bare flesh it more than makes up for in kazoos and cowbells. This low-fi rendition of "Blurred Lines" seems destined to become a viral hit, as were the similar arrangements of “ Call Me Maybe ” and “ All I Want For Christmas Is You .” RELATED: With 'Blurred Lines,' Robin Thicke hits the big time, finally In retrospect, it's inevitable that Fallon et. al., who've made goofy pop spoofs a “Late Night” signature, would tackle Thicke's infectious, Marvin Gaye-inspired single.
August 17, 2012 |
Bradley Cooper could go against type for a Broadway revival of "The Elephant Man. " "We're going to try to do it on Broadway next fall," Cooper told E! News. "We're going to try to nail it down and do a limited run. " Cooper shaved and twisted his body this summer to play Joseph Merrick, a man who suffered from severe deformities during Victorian-era London, at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts. The play, which ran from July 25 to Aug. 5, earned Cooper and co-star Patricia Clarkson local critical praise.
July 18, 2008 |
Despite expectations that broadcast series, interrupted by the writers strike, might suffer at Emmy time, two ABC series appeared to overcome that handicap. "Pushing Daisies" landed a dozen Emmy nominations on Thursday, including acting, writing and art direction nods. The network's "Samantha Who?" was also nominated twice, for lead and supporting actresses in a comedy series. While most basic cable shows, the major force in this year's nominations, were able to finish their full seasons before the writers strike began in November, many series on broadcast TV were truncated when the strike put casts and crews out of work.
February 25, 2013 |
The musical numbers on Sunday's Academy Awards telecast by most accounts were hit and miss, but in some respects the most impressive song wasn't one of the big production numbers from “Les Misérables” or “Skyfall.” It was the one that host Seth MacFarlane and singer Kristin Chenoweth sang while the closing credits rolled, “Here's to the Losers.” In a drastically revamped version of the Jack Segal-Robert Wells ode to underdogs recorded...
October 31, 2012 |
It's hard to punch a timecard when you're Rapture ready. Salvation can't come fast enough in “A Bright New Boise,” Samuel D. Hunter's anxious, funny look at the messianic and the mundane in America, now receiving a solid West Coast premiere by Rogue Machine Theatre. After fleeing a scandal at his evangelical church, mild-mannered Will (Matthew Elkins) takes a minimum-wage job at Hobby Lobby, a big-box craft store managed by Pauline (Betsy Zajko). In the break room, Will's co-workers Alex (Erik Odom)
July 14, 2013 |
Iqbal Theba had only three words: "OMG!! My Cory... " The death of "Glee" actor Cory Monteith prompted tweets of shock and disbelief from members of the show's cast and crew, including the reaction of Theba, who plays Principal Figgins. Monteith was found dead Saturday in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada. Others in the "Glee" cast and crew tweeted their reactions. "I have no words!" said Dot-Marie Jones, who plays coach Shannon Bieste. "My heart is broken. Cory was not only a hell of a friend he was one amazing [man]