Tony and Emmy-Award Winning Kristin Chenoweth Returns to Jorgensen

Emmy and Tony-Award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth promises an eclectic evening of song selections to UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 27, including personal reminiscences, Broadway showtunes, and music from her new album, “For the Girls.”

“For The Girls,” released late last year, is a heartfelt tribute to the great female singers throughout history, particularly some of Kristin’s heroes and friends. The “mesmerizing” album includes guest artists Ariana Grande, Dolly Parton, Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire, and is full of “all sorts of beautiful emotional and musical moments” in songs that are “stunning and richly sung” (Broadway World). To celebrate the release of her new album, Chenoweth returned to the Broadway stage last November in an eight-performance concert engagement.

In 2015, Kristin received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Pushing Daisies. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and she was also nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked in 2004, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on Glee. In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, A Little Bit Wicked, which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List. Chenoweth will star alongside Scott Wolf in the holiday film The Christmas Song, which is slated to debut on Hallmark Channel in November 2019 and the film Holidate which will premiere on Netflix in 2020.  

Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences around the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Her album “The Art of Elegance” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop Chart.

Her Jorgensen performance begins at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.

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Voted Best College or University Performing Arts Center in the Hartford Courant’s CTNow, Jorgensen presents 30 to 40 diverse performances each season, from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles ranging from classical music to world music and dance, classical ballet and contemporary dance, comedy, family programming and contemporary entertainment.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. Tickets are available online: $35-55, with some discounts available.

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