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Kristin Chenoweth on her return to the London stage

In an interview with our sister site Theatermania, the ''Wicked'' actress discusses her Royal Albert Hall gig, a ''Pushing Daisies'' musical, and the Japanese version of "Popular"

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West End and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth
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Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth returns to the London stage this month for a rare one-off UK stop to perform hits from across her extensive career.

Chenoweth boasts an accomplished career including her television roles in Pushing Dasies, Glee and The West Wing and earned widespread acclaim for her role as Glinda in hit musical Wicked.

Ahead of her An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth at the Royal Albert Hall, Kristin had a chat with our friends across the pond at TheaterMania:

How does it feel to finally have the chance to do this concert in London?

I feel like it's just a relief. This is like the third time's the charm. Originally, what I was going to do last year was a four- or five-city tour, but I just said to my manager, 'Time got away from me. You know, if a date opens up at Royal Albert Hall…' since I hadn't made it there yet in [a solo-concert] capacity. But the date became available, and I went for it. And I'm excited to play the venue. It's been one of my dreams as a singer. We all have bucket lists and this is one of them for me. I just can't wait to get over there to those audiences.

What can audiences expect from the concert?

I was on a tour about a year and a half or two years ago, and this is an amalgamation of that concert and the one that I did last summer at the Hollywood Bowl and then Carnegie Hall. So it's sort of like 'The Best of,' but [also] a lot of it is new — stuff that's come into my life over the past two years. [And] there'll be things from Wicked that I know people will want to hear. But there's also a little bit of operetta, a little bit of pop, pop-country. It's everything that I do in one show. Definitely there's comedy and standards that people know and love that I put my own spin on. And it's just something I'm really proud of. I'm gonna make an exciting announcement soon of different people from over there who are going to be singing with me.

See the full interview on TheaterMania here.

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