February 9, 2015 at 12:05 am #434541
Kristin Chenoweth is certainly a fantastic talent- A classically trained soprano with a very strong voice and great acting skills. She’s definitely one of Broadway’s most talented performers. I have to admit though that I do wish she did more Broadway more consistently then she has in the last 10 years, she’s truly a fabulous talent that shines when on stage. When did you feel that she was the best in her year? Why do you think she was snubbed for The Apple Tree and for Promises Promises? Do you think she will win this year for On The Twentieth Century? What are your thoughts on her in general? Is she one of your favorite performers or is she not really your cup of tea?February 9, 2015 at 7:40 am #434543
I think we don’t see Kristin on Broadway as much because she’s a very specific talent. There aren’t a ton of roles that are ideally suited to her gifts, but I think she chooses her stage projects very wisely. I look forward to seeing her in On the 20th Century this spring, because I do think that is a great role for her.
She was clearly the best in her category when she won for Charlie Brown.February 9, 2015 at 11:31 pm #434544
I love Kristin Chenoweth – her concerts, tv, stage work etc.
– all of it. The Apple Tree snub is something I still don’t understand. I feel her
performance especially as Eve in the first Act was nomination-worthy by itself.
And while Promises, Promises wasn’t my favorite performance of hers, and Katie
Finneran certainly stole the show, I think she did a great job and I liked
hearing her sing the score.
On Twentieth Century is something I’ve been looking forward
to seeing ever since she mentioned it in an interview a few years ago. My
biggest gripe with Kristin is that she juggles so many projects and puts them
out there and so many don’t come to fruition (how long as she been mentioning a
Dusty Springfield project?).February 16, 2015 at 6:01 am #434545
FWIW, the chat board word from the first weekend of On the Twentieth Century previews is through-the-roof fantastic. Raves about the set, the costumes, the cast, esp. Cheno. We could be looking at an intense three-way race in Best Actress if Rivera and O’Hara live up to expectations.February 16, 2015 at 7:00 am #434546
On The Twentieth Century is already doing remarkably well in sales. I heard they were attempting do rush tickets but someone I knew went by the box office and said they mentioned they may not have any for the run. I am also a member of the Hiptix program Roundabout has for theatregoers under 35 where you can book $20-25 mezzanine tickets and even those are already booked through the end of April. I am probably just going to book some for sometime in May and go from there.
I am glad a lot of people will get to see this show because I have always found it to be an under-appreciated gem.
And to answer the question of the forum, Chenoweth was easily the best for Charlie Brown….though she was also great in Wicked.February 16, 2015 at 7:05 am #434547
I am seeing it in April. Since it is only a limited run, I’m hoping Cheno keeps an 8-performance schedule and doesn’t get a matinee alternate or anything! And since I’m not under 35, I had to pay full price. [shakes fist at world]