From the most popular of them all in Wicked to the preciously petite Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and from the tempting Eve in The Apple Tree to the misguided Fran in Promises, Promises, Kristin Chenoweth has run quite the gamut of Broadway roles and in Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway… All of ‘Em!!! she salutes the leading ladies and sidekick scene stealers that make the theatre great.
Tune in this Sunday, March 24th for the PBS broadcast of the show – hey, some philosophies are simple! (Check Local Listings)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Live From Lincoln Center presents famed mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe’s personal tribute to the late Kate Smith, an iconic American singer during the mid-20th century who was a symbol of national optimism. The broadcast, “Celebration: Stephanie Blythe Meets Kate Smith,” taped from a concert in February, is hosted by Audra McDonald and will air on PBS stations on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 9 p.m. (ET) (check local listings).
Stephanie Blythe’s commanding and rich voice has captivated audiences in many of the world’s great opera houses and concert stages. This season, she performs in a new production of Un ballo in Maschera as well as Il Trovatore and the Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera. Last August, she triumphed in Dido and Aeneas with the Mark Morris Dance Group during Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. In addition to singing operatic roles, Blythe has long been a champion of American song. Her tribute to Kate Smith, a beloved singer whose stirring and resilient voice helped to comfort and galvanize the nation during World War II, was taped during Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series in February 2013 from the Allen Room. Blythe, accompanied by Craig Terry, performs popular works famously sung during Smith’s legendary career, including “When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain,” “We’ll Meet Again,” “God Bless America,” and “Look for the Silver Lining.”
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Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey blend echoes of classic musical theater with raw rock ‘n’ roll, foot stomping country, and beyond. The duo, who shares the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2009 Tony Award for Best Original Score (Next to Normal), are celebrated tonight in a special evening of their songs with Alice Ripley (Tony Award winner, Next to Normal), Jennifer Damiano (Tony Award nominee, Next to Normal), Brian d’Arcy James (Tony Award nominee, Sweet Smell of Success, Shrek the Musical), Idina Menzel (Tony Award winner, Wicked), and more.
(Photo of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey: Anita Shevett)