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2015-2016 Concert Tour Comes to The Orpheum Theatre September 19, 2015
Tickets On Sale Friday, May 29 at 10:00 AM
MEMPHIS, TN – Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth, will perform in concert for one night only at The Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 29nd at 10:00 AM.
“The Orpheum has been trying to schedule Kristin for an Orpheum engagement since she first went on tour,” says Orpheum President & CEO Pat Halloran. “We are thrilled to welcome her to Memphis.”
Tickets for Kristin Chenoweth will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).
Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth, takes the lead in a career that spans film, television, voiceover and stage, effortlessly. She received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the ABC series Pushing Daisies(Pushing Daisies was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award for “Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.”) Chenoweth lit up the stage of McKinley High as a former student who returned to town with more than the baggage from her flight, on Fox’s hit comedy,Glee. In her role as Glee’s quirky ex-songstress, April Rhodes, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award in the category of “Favorite TV Guest Star.” Though Kristin has often come into living rooms on hit shows such as The West Wing (where she starred as Annabeth Schott), she may be most remembered by Broadway lovers everywhere for her origination of the role of Glinda the Good Witch inWicked, which earned her a Tony Award Nomination, and her Tony-winning performance in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, for which she stole the show and many hearts in the process. Kristin will be receiving a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of live performances on stage or in theatre.
Chenoweth is currently appearing on Broadway, playing the glamorous film star, Lily Garland, in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s On the Twentieth Century, which has received rave reviews. As of April, Kristin’s performance has earned her nominations for the following awards: Tony Award in the category “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical”, Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critics Choice Award. Earlier this year, she co-starred in the Universal film The Boy Next Door, alongside Jennifer Lopez. She was also seen in the film A Bet’s A Bet (International title: The Opposite Sex.) She’s completed production on the indie teen drama entitled Hard Sell and will be seen this summer in the Disney Channel’s live-action original movie Descendants, in which she will play the classic Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent.
A veteran of the concert stage, Kristin has performed to sold-out crowds in concert halls across the country. In 2013, she made her Australian national touring debut, headlining the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and performing at the famed Sydney Opera House. She made national headlines with her stunning renditions of Hollywood’s most beloved songs from classic films, when she performed to a sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2013, Kristin also performed to a sold-out audience at The Allen Room in New York’s acclaimed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, with her show - Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway… All of ‘Em!!!, directed by Richard Jay Alexander, which also aired on PBS.
Additional touring highlights include: a sold-out Los Angeles solo debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a sold-out solo concert at The Metropolitan Opera House – and the third theater star ever to present a solo concert at the MET, an evening at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the Washington National Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala with Placido Domingo, a solo concert at Sam Mendes’ acclaimed, Donmar Warehouse, as part of the Divas at Donmar series, and collaborations with renowned symphonies, including - The New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.
For more information and additional tour dates, visit http://officialkristinchenoweth.com/tour/.
About The Orpheum Theatre
The Orpheum Theatre is operated by the Memphis Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that depends on the financial support of the community to carry out its mission to foster the enjoyment and understanding of the arts in Memphis, as well as the economic prosperity of Downtown and surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com or call 901-525-7800. The Orpheum is located at 203 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103.