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Broadway icon Kristin Chenoweth will perform concert at IU Auditorium Saturday


Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will perform her revue-style concert “For the Girls” at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at IU Auditorium.

The “For the Girls” concert is based on Chenoweth’s album from 2019, which pays tribute to female artists like Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand. It was originally an exclusive concert Chenoweth performed on Broadway in November 2019.

Chenoweth is a Tony award winner and is best known for her role as Glinda in the original Broadway production of the musical “Wicked”.

IU Auditorium chose Chenoweth as a performer through feedback from IU Auditorium’s yearly show survey sent to all members of IU Auditorium’s email list, which consists of nearly all students, Auditorium managing director Maria Talbert said.

The auditorium presents a Broadway series within its season every year, Talbert said, so the IU Auditorium community is familiar with Broadway and its performers. She said Chenoweth’s well-known association as a Broadway performer was one of the primary reasons for including her on the show survey for the 2021 season.

“We knew that our audience would recognize and appreciate being able to witness this amazing artist,” Talbert said.

Chenoweth plans to come to Bloomington a couple days early for a session with theater majors in the IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, Talbert said.

Tickets for Saturday’s performance can be bought through the IU Auditorium website or at the IU Auditorium Box Office, which is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will also open at 5 p.m. Saturday before the event.

“I just think this is a wonderful opportunity for students to be able to witness an artist of this caliber here in Bloomington, Indiana,” Talbert said. “This evening will be a very memorable one for all of our guests.”

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