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Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter To Broadway

Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Enchanting
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Members
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126 reviews
 

Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth reunites with her greatest love—Broadway—in a strictly limited, 12‑performance concert.

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After winning a Tony for her breakthrough performance in ‘You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,’ Chenoweth rose to Broadway super-stardom as the original Glinda in ‘Wicked.’ Most recently, this leading lady returned to the stage for a celebrated performance in ‘On the Twentieth Century.’ For this concert, she will perform a handpicked selection of musical theater favorites, including songs from her latest album 'The Art of Elegance.' Chenoweth is backed by a five-person band, and welcomes a new special guest star every performance.

 



Reviews (134)

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86
Avg Score

85
The New York Times

"She has lost none of the girlish glow she possessed when she first rose to Broadway stardom...Nor does her singing ever feel mannered, although her bright lyric soprano is a superbly trained instrument...Whether singing or delivering her often self-deprecating patter, Ms. Chenoweth always radiates a pleasure in performing that carries across the proverbial footlights. Even on a ballad — like 'A Quiet Thing,' the ineffably lovely Kander and Ebb song — she’s like a singing ray of sunshine." Full Review

90
Theatermania

"She's not just an ironclad set of pipes though...Chenoweth proves herself to be the consummate musical-theater actress, playing the intention behind every bar and note...Chenoweth joins the ranks of Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, and Liza Minnelli: leading ladies who can keep us transfixed through an entire night crafted around their considerable personalities and talents...In an age when our country feels increasingly balkanized, Kristin Chenoweth is a reassuring presence." Full Review

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Time Out New York

"Chenoweth’s exuberant concert is titled 'My Love Letter to Broadway,' and it all but demands that Broadway write a love letter back. I’m happy to oblige...I think Chenoweth is one of the great musical-theater leading ladies of our time, and this concert is a mostly splendid showcase for the qualities that have made her pop from the stage and into the pantheon...There are minor missteps...But the overall effect of the show is to leave you marveling at Chenoweth’s talent." Full Review

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The Hollywood Reporter

"This sparkplug performer holds the stage through two hours-plus of eclectic song selections and personal reminiscences...Directed with polish by Richard Jay-Alexander...Her banter is relaxed, funny and warm, and she takes full advantage of the large space while also creating an intimate cabaret feel...Only occasionally did the syrupiness become a little cloying...Chenoweth is in superb voice, supple and controlled, and the selections from 'The Art of Elegance' were lovely." Full Review

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AM New York

"Her fans ought to be pleased that she works in two songs from 'Wicked,' including 'Popular,' which she frames as personal advice to Donald Trump. In addition to her mighty voice, what really makes the concert appealing are Chenoweth’s sociable personality, endless energy, self-deprecating sense of humor and sincere love of musical theater and show business." Full Review

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New York Daily News

"Chenoweth is herself a unique and original mashup, a living lovable contradiction in terms. She's got a big bright legit opera voice. She's a hilarious and self-deprecating comedian...The standout moment: a medley of Willie Nelson's 'You Are Always On My Mind' and Stephen Sondheim's 'Losing My Mind.' It was a little out-there and a whole lot of wonderful. Just like Chenoweth." Full Review

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Entertainment Weekly

"Delivers all that we’ve come to love: a sparkling soprano, massive stage presence, and killer comic timing...'Glee' fans will be happy to hear the beautifully mournful Burt Bacharach-Hal David number 'A House Is Not a Home,' while Broadway diehards will be delighted by her gorgeous delivery of 'A Quiet Thing'...Throughout it all, she looks smashing in stunningly cut Christian Siriano costumes...'A Love Letter' is all well and good, but unfortunately, it’s written only through Nov. 13." Full Review

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Theater Life

"She commanded the stage with the ease and intimacy of a veteran performer having a great time living large. The evening she said was a dream come true, and those in attendance were blessed as well...Elegantly directed by Richard Jay-Alexander...Chenoweth enchants with effervescent ease, a soaring soprano with a unique blend of contradictions that keeps you smiling throughout two-plus hours of entertainment." Full Review

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Avg Score

87
Absorbing, Exquisite, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if ITS KRISTIN CHENOWETH

Don't see it if you for some reason dont like Kristin Chenoweth

94
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you LOVE Kristin.

Don't see it if you don't love a brilliantly talented performer

82
Clever, Exquisite, Fun, Great singing

See it if Kristin Chenoweth is a marvel; magnificent singer, beautiful person with a beautiful soul. Such a unique and heart warming experience!

Don't see it if You don't know who Kristin Chenoweth is.

95
Delightful, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a great performer.

Don't see it if you won't, it closed.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of Kristin!

Don't see it if you don't like Kristin; simple as that!

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Fun, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you like the work of Kristin Chenoweth and want to see her just be herself on stage.

Don't see it if you want to see her in a Broadway show since this is just a concert.

96
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if you love Kristin Chenoweth..she is justfantastic..so genuine and purely honest..nothing phony about this delightful love letter...

Don't see it if You don't like Kristin Chenoweth..but you should see it..

82
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you'd like to see Kristin Chenoweth showcase her vocal and comedic range, reaffirming why she is one of Broadway's leading divas

Don't see it if you're expecting a full fledged Broadway musical. This is an intimate journey through songs ranging from the classics, pop, to 'popular'

90
Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love Cheno and you love everything quirky and funny about her

Don't see it if you don't

91
Flawless

See it if If you are a KC fan and just want to enjoy her ridiculous talent and charming personality.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a series of Broadway performance numbers. It's a concert format, so it's really only about her voice & personal stories

Also Limited choreo, sets and costume changes--though the few costumes she ... Read more Read less

86
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing, Nice song choices

See it if You are a big Kristin fan - she shares life stories, and she invites different choirs and choruses to each show.

Don't see it if You want a "play" - this is more of an intimate concert.

93
Funny, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if Kristin is a star! Funny, entertaining and adorable. She hooks you in right from the beginning. Small but Big! That voice is great.

Don't see it if You can't see it it's closed.

78
Great singing

See it if you love Kristin.

Don't see it if don't.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Don't let the southern cutie-patootie act fool u, this gal can sang for days!!, No song list in the program so take notes if u want to recall the show later

See it if If U luv Kristin Chenoweth then U will LUV-LUV-LUV this show. 1 special "surprise" was her rendition of "The Prayer" from Les Miz. LOVE HER!

Don't see it if I have a deeper love for KC so in retrospect I have to question her choices. Namely, guest soloist Andrew Lippa (better writer than singer).

100
Funny, Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see great singing, great songs and perfect arrangements. You want a wonderful diverting evening.

Don't see it if You do not like Broadway style singing and songs.

100
Funny, Delightful, Masterful, Great singing, Touching

See it if You would enjoy a wonderful collection of songs and stories from Kristen & her guests. She is amazing.

Don't see it if You are looking for an overall narrative.

80
Delightful, Charming, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of Cheno and her Broadway voice.

Don't see it if you are not keen on Broadway concerts.

78
Delightful, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of the pint sized monster talent that is Kristin.

Don't see it if You aren't into concerts or were expecting her to do her hits--or quite a few Broadway songs.

Also Don't get me wrong, I totes adore her. But she seemed a little out of ... Read more Read less

99
Funny, Delightful, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Puts on one hell of a show. So talented, so charming, so funny! Tonight was the last night of the run and she got emotional in a good way.

Don't see it if So thrilled I got to see it. This was one not to be missed.

84
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy big hit songs fron a tiny person with great talent

Don't see it if You are expecting a play. This is more like a concert

89
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like a cabaret-style revue from one of Broadway's greatest and most versatile stars. The song selection shows her range beautifully.

Don't see it if you don't like Kristin Chenoweth. That's really the draw here, and if you don't like her voice or personality, you ain't gonna like the show

94
Funny, Exquisite, Quirky, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you love Kristin Chenoweth and her heart and her voice and her spirit. If you love Broadway as much as she does, you'll have a blast.

Don't see it if you want an actual show with a plot. This is a concert.

88
Funny, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if like Kristin even just a little; it's essentially a concert on Broadway, but she's just great

Don't see it if aren't a fan, want more than just a concert

96
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Want to see what a star is. A voice that can sing many styles. Funny oatter delightful performer

Don't see it if Dont like music shows

95
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Personal

See it if You are a fan of Chenoweth or great performers. She is in top form, incredible vocals, funny, personal and heartfelt. Loved every minute.

Don't see it if No reason not to see one of Broadway's best!