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Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home

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Kristin Chenoweth goes home to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to perform music from her career.

Airs Friday, November 28, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Emmy® and Tony® Award-winner and accomplished singer Kristin Chenoweth brings it home — to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma that is — to perform a career-spanning concert. With a classically trained voice set off by a gift for acting and comedy, Chenoweth appears at a state-of-the-art theater that now bears her name, performing Broadway, television and film songs like “Popular” and “For Good” from "Wicked," songs from her acclaimed performances on GLEE, and beloved music from "Les Misérables," "Phantom of the Opera" and many more. Backed by a 13-piece orchestra led by musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Chenoweth welcomes song and dance friends from Broadway in a program sure to be unforgettable. Produced and directed for television by Scott Lochmus, "Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home" premieres as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival on Friday, November 28, 2014 on PBS.

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"Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home" features these performances: “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Going To The Dance With You,” “My Coloring Book,” “Bring Him Home,” “Upon This Rock,” “Maybe This Time,” “Fathers and Daughters,” “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” “Popular,” "For Good,” “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again,” “All the Things You Are,” “Enough Is Enough” and “I Was Here.”

Emmy and Tony Award-winner and Hollywood Bowl and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee, Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television, film and an accomplished singing career. Many remember her show-stealing, Tony-winning performance in "You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown" and her triumphant star turn when she originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in "Wicked," which earned her a leading actress Tony Award nomination.

While starring in the ABC series PUSHING DAISIES, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Chenoweth has appeared on Fox’s comedy GLEE in a role for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award in the category of Favorite TV Guest Star.

In early 2015 she will return to Broadway to play the glamorous film star Lily Garland in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 20-week limited engagement of "On the Twentieth Century." Chenoweth has completed production on the Universal film "The Boy Next Door," alongside Jennifer Lopez, "Opposite Sex," an indie teen drama entitled "Hard Sell" and the Disney Channel’s live-action original movie "Descendants," in which she will play the classic "Sleeping Beauty" villain Maleficent. On November 17, her new album, “Coming Home,” will be released on Concord Records.

"Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home" is part of the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival, an 11-week series hosted by Chenoweth that features artists and performances in a variety of disciplines from around the country. Now in its fourth season, the festival underscores PBS’ strong, ongoing commitment to present viewers with America’s best performing arts.

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