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Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth Delivers 'The Art of Elegance' in New Solo Album This Fall >>

Check out a preview for actress and classically trained singer Kristin Chenoweth's forthcoming solo album, 'The Art of Elegance.' The new CD from the Tony Award-winning chanteuse displays the 'Bewitched' star's operatic soprano voice in a broad range of classic styles.

Rolando Sanz

EXCLUSIVE: Strathmore's Rolando Sanz on 'I Am Harvey Milk / Anne Hutchinson' Concept Opera >>

The conversation regarding the LGTBQ community has become pervasive in today's public debate. It hasn't just become a driving force in the deciding this election's presidential nominees but it's become a thesis for human rights.

 Cincinnati Pops

Cincinnati Pops Kick off 2016-17 Season with Kristin Chenoweth & Aretha Franklin in June/July >>

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra has quite the selections planned for the 2016-17 season. The schedule includes performances with some of Broadway’s finest like Kristin Chenoweth ('Wicked,' 'You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown') and Sutton Foster ('Thoroughly Modern Millie,' 'Anything Goes,' 'Shrek the Musical'). That is not all, music all-stars like Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Ben Folds, Sara Evans and many more will be performing with the famed Orchestra.

James Corden Hosting Tony's: Replacing Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming & Hugh Jackman >>

The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League have their new host for 2016 Tony Awards celebration. 'Into the Woods' film actor Late Late Show Host, and Tony Award Winner James Corden has been selected to emcee the evening. Corden is replacing last year’s paired host, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming (Cabaret, Reefer Madness, film). The bar for Corden gets even higher when compared to host of Tony’s past, Hugh Jackman ('Boy From Oz') and Neil Patrick Harris ('Hedwig and the Angry Inch', 'Assassins'). Both men have won Emmy Awards for hosting the Tony’s. It should be noted that all five the aforementioned actors have won Tony Awards.

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall @ 125: Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, DECODA and Yale Brass >>

From now until spring, New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall has something for music lovers all across the board. Later this month, the iconic venue will host some of the best brass musicians from The Yale School of Music. In early February, some of Broadway’s best, Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) and Darren Criss (Hedwig and The Angry Inch), will sing along with Cabaret star Alan Cumming for with some Sappy Songs. Later in February, the Hall’s own fellowship chamber ensemble, DECODA, will be heading on over to Bocca di Bacco in Chelsea to kick off the Tertulia Chamber Music series.

‘Cabaret's’ Alan Cumming ‘Sings Sappy Songs’ with ‘Wicked’s’ Kristin Chenoweth & ‘Hedwig’s’ Darren Criss at Carnegie Hall >>

Broadway legend Alan Cumming ('Cabaret') is coming to Carnegie Hall and he is bringing a few friends with him. In celebration of his upcoming album, 'Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends', the famed actor and singer will be performing songs from the record at the iconic venue this February. Joining Cumming on the stage will be his 2015 Tony Awards costar and Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth ('Wicked,' 'On the Twentieth Century'). Alan is also offering a warm willkommen to Darren Criss ('Glee', 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch') Ricki Lake ('Hairspray' films) and The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.

Kristen Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison Host Broadway at the White House >>

Sure, most people would think that the turkey, the football or even the time with their families are some of the best parts about Thanksgiving Day. However, for us here at Classicalite, the best part has to be the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The musical numbers, especially.

Tony Awards

2015 Tony Awards: Results, Analysis from Broadway's Biggest Night at Radio City Music Hall >>

Sunday night's 69th annual Tony Awards ceremony closed the best attended and highest grossing Broadway season ever. More importantly, several results--including big awards like Best Musical--brought joyous, standing ovations from the New York theater community.

2015 Tony Awards

Willis and Parker Announce, Chenoweth and Cumming to Host 2016 Tonys >>

Lots of Hollywood "A-listers" got noticed for their outstanding work, chief among them Alan Cumming for 'Cabaret' and Bradley Cooper for 'Elephant Man.' Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth (that spit-fire comedienne best known for 'Wicked,' now reappering in a revival of 'On the Twentieth Century') are actually going to be hosting this year's ceremony.

Idina Menzel

'If/Then' with Idina Menzel is Fastest-Selling Broadway Cast Album Since 'Rent' >>

The last cast album to enter the Billboard charts at such a high position was 'Rent' back in 1996--which also starred Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp, and even had the same director.

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth Returning to Broadway in 'On the Twentieth Century' >>

The 'Wicked' and 'Promises, Promises' star makes her first return to the Great White Way since 2010, in the first Broadway revival of the 1978 Comden/Green/Coleman musical.

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