The Emmy and Tony Award winner will play Velma Von Tussle, the self-promoting and manipulative producer of “The Corny Collins Show,” who will stop at nothing to make her daughter, Amber, the star that Velma never was.Her biggest foe is Tracy Turnblad, and she’ll do everything in her power to prevent the integration of the “Corny Collins Show” which Tracy wants so much.Chenoweth joins previously announced cast members Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Derek Hough and newcomer Maddie Baillio.

The reviews for On the Twentieth Century are in, and the critics are happy to have been invited aboard for the ride.

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still recovering from the [...]Promises, Promises opened on Broadway to some mixed reviews.

It’s not the worst thing to hit the Great White Way this month, but the show feels listless, measured, dated and a little boring.

Critics applaud Sean Hayes’ timing and a standout performance by Katie Finneran, but feel that Kristin Chenoweth is miscast, the choreography uninspired and [...]Producers announced today that Brooks Ashmanskas, Katie Finneran and Tony Goldwyn will join Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes in the cast of the first Broadway revival of Promises, Promises.

The musical is based on Billy Wilder’s film “The Apartment,” with a book by Neil Simon, music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David.

“Everything she does is incredible, going back to the iconic Glinda in ‘Wicked,’ and there’s no one better to play Velma Von Tussle. ” Chenoweth reunites with NBC Live executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for the fourth time.

Each year we find that more and more of the top talent in our business wants to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of these live musicals, and the bigger the roster of stars, the better the event. They previously collaborated on the TV movie musical “Annie” with Kathy Bates, the TV movie musical “The Music Man” with Matthew Broderick, and the Broadway revival “Promises, Promises” with Sean Hayes.