Sunday, July 06, 2008

Former Wicked Star Kristen Chenoweth Keeps Busy

Kristen Chenoweth, one of my favorite Broadway stars most recently seen in Wicked, still doing amazing ticket business after many years in New York, is writing her autobiography. I understand it is called A Little Bit Wicked and is due out in the Spring of 2009 and I can't wait to get my copy.

Kristen is one of those very talented actresses that can handle the most demanding role in a top Broadway show as well as the extremely difficult daily routine of starring in a television series like The West Wing as well as a new one called Pushing Daisies.

Kristen has had a terrific Broadway career starring in Off Broadway's The Fantastiks and Scapin as well as Broadway's Steel Pier, The Apple Tree. You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (for which she won her first Tony Award) as well as playing Glinda, the good witch in Wicked, still playing to sold out crowds after 5 years now.

I often see Kristen walking around New York City wearing a baseball cap and she appears to be a very friendly person saying hello to people that stop her when they notice the former Wicked star coming their way. Boy it would sure be wonderful to have Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel (who played opposite Kristen in the role of Elfaba the Wicked Witch in Wicked) back in their respective role just one more time on Broadway. Do you hear that Wicked Producers? A pretty cool idea if I say so myself.

Anyway, I wish Kristen much success with her new autobiography. I often leave my office when taking a lunch break and walk outside with a favorite book I am reading at the time. Who knows, maybe I will be lucky enough to bump into Kristen Chenoweth again and ask her for an autograph. I bet her life's story will make an interesting read.

For all those Wicked fans out there who loved the show and have seen it numerous times or to those who are interested in seeing other superb Broadway Shows, you can simply call the friendly folks at Applause Theatre Service in New York City. These people know theatre very well and there is never any pressure to buy tickets. They're also a very reliable source for current and future happenings on Broadway and know lots about really good places to eat.

Applause is open seven days a week throughout the year. You can call them in New York City at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 1-800-451-9930. Go on, give them a call. Ask them a question. These guys know Broadway like no one else.

Take care now,
Rich Gladstone

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