Kristin Chenoweth is Queen of TV, stage, screen and new album

Besides releasing a new album and making many TV appearances this week, "Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home" will be featured  Nov. 28 on PBS.
Besides releasing a new album and making many TV appearances this week, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home” will air Nov. 28 on PBS.

It’s shaping up to be a Kristin Chenoweth week on TV and we have no problem with that. The Emmy and Tony Award-winner has released  her new album “Coming Home” and promoting it on the “TODAY Show” Wednesday, plus twice on Thursday on  “Live! with Kelly and Michael” and  “Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda” (all with performances). Yeah!

And it continues after that. Click here to see more TV and radio dates.

(Please note, all events are subject to change.)

Meanwhile, as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival featuring musicals and theater performances from around the country,  “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home” will be featured on Nov. 28. She will perform a  concert in her hometown of Broken Arrow, OK. (oh, I get it now, home again). It also will be released as a CD and DVD.

Click here to watch the making of the TV special.

And the actress (who made her professional debut in “Animal Crackers” in 1993 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey under the direction of Freehold, NJ, native Mark S. Hoebee) is just getting started with a blitz of performances and appearances through and into the new year culminating with her return to Broadway as  film star Lily Garland in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “On the Twentieth Century.”  It has a 20-week limited engagement. (I saw the original (1979, with Madeline Kahn), and the first Broadway revival (2004, with Anne Heche) and now, hopefully, a second Broadway revival one with Chenoweth?! (Ouch, in a good way).

In the movie world, she has completed production on the Universal film “The Boy Next Door” (opening Jan.23) alongside Jennifer Lopez;  “Opposite Sex,” an indie teen drama, and “Hard Sell” (as far as I can tell, neither has yet to be released, according to IMDB) and the Disney Channel’s “Descendents” (2015),  in which she plays the Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in a non-animated performance. Whew!

FOND MEMORY MOMENT: Miss Chenoweth was featured in the absolutely marvelous, but too hard to follow for most viewers I guess, ABC-TV series “Pushing Daisies,” for which she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series before it was cancelled. Loved. That. Show. And not just because of Chenoweth, but also a marvelous cast that included fellow Rider University alumnus (my alma mater) Ellen Greene. Full disclosure: She has no idea who I am.

In case you missed it, click here to watch Chenoweth participate in the PBS the “Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem” concert special honoring its 200th anniversary. It originally aired Sept. 13 as part of the PBS “Great Performances” series.

Also …

— Kristin Chenoweth web: http://officialkristinchenoweth.com/

— Kristin Chenoweth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristinchenoweth

— Kristin Chenoweth Twitter: https://twitter.com/KChenoweth

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