2016 PPAC Gala Announced!


Special Guest
Coming Home
with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
Mary Mitchell Campbell, Conductor
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8P

Tickets On Sale Now!

Providence, RI – J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce that Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer KRISTIN CHENOWETH will perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (RIPO) in her Coming Home concert at the 2016 PPAC Gala on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8P.  The concert will be conducted by Mary Mitchell Campbell.

The PPAC Gala is a black-tie optional event.  Gala tickets include prime seating to the performance, post-show party at PPAC, and parking.  Gala tickets are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. Individual Gala tickets may be purchased for $300 NOW by emailing Donna Santos at [email protected]

Tickets for Ms. Chenoweth’s concert are $125 - $35 (these are not Gala tickets); all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. 

Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday: 10A to 5P, Saturday: 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days.

During the holidays, the Box Office will be open on Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) from 10A to Noon. The Box Office will be CLOSED Friday, December 25 (Christmas) through Sunday, December 27, and will re-open on Monday, December 28 at 10A.

About Kristin Chenoweth
Ms. Chenoweth is most recognized for originating the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked; her portrayal of Glinda earned her a Tony Award Nomination. She won the Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Ms. Chenoweth also performed on Broadway in The Apple Tree in 2006 and Promises, Promises in 2010.  She returned to Broadway in 2015, playing the glamorous film star, Lily Garland, in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s On the Twentieth Century, which received rave reviews. Her performance earned her the following awards: Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Audience Choice Award. She has also earned nominations for the following awards: Tony Award in the category “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical” and a Drama League Award. Ms. Chenoweth received the coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of live performances on stage or in theatre in July of 2015.

Ms. Chenoweth received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the ABC series Pushing Daisies (Pushing Daisies was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award for “Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.”). She lit up the stage of McKinley High as a former student who returned to town with more than the baggage from her flight, on Fox’s hit comedy, Glee. In her role as Glee’s quirky ex-songstress, April Rhodes, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award in the category of “Favorite TV Guest Star.”  In July 2015, Ms. Chenoweth performed in the Disney Channel’s live-action original movie, Descendents, where she played the classic Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent. Disney’s Descendants became the #5 cable TV movie in history with 12.2 million viewers in its premiere and released a hit soundtrack, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and peaked at #1 on the iTunes album chart.

Ms. Chenoweth’s additional television credits include CBS’s The Good Wife, The West Wing, Hot in Cleveland, ABC’s movie version of The Music Man, and as a guest judge on American Idol and Project Runway.  

Ms. Chenoweth starred as a poisonous frog named Gabi in the hit animated film Rio 2 in 2014. Other film credits include You Again, Deck the Halls, RV, Bewitched, Running with Scissors, The Pink Panther, Stranger than Fiction, Space Chimps, Into Temptation, Hit and Run, Family Weekend, and Tinkerbell.

A veteran of the concert stage, Kristin Chenoweth has performed to sold-out crowds in concert halls across the globe. In 2013, she made her Australian national touring debut, headlining the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and performing at the famed Sydney Opera House.



She made national headlines with her stunning renditions of Hollywood’s most beloved songs from classic films, when she performed at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Ms. Chenoweth was also inducted into the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame.  In 2013, she also performed at The Allen Room in New York’s acclaimed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, with her show - Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway… All of ‘Em!!!, which aired on PBS. 

In May 2014, she returned to the famed Carnegie Hall, a decade after her first solo-concert at Carnegie Hall. On stage, she performed songs from her album, Some Lessons Learned, as well as some of her most memorable songs from Broadway’s Wicked; Promises, Promises; and TV’s Glee.  In July 2014, she performed “An Evening With…” concert at London’s grade one listed and highly prestigious concert hall the Royal Albert Hall, in which she received a record-breaking standing ovation. In September 2014, she was featured in the Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem, a concert special honoring the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, in Baltimore, Maryland. The event was televised live on PBS as part of the network’s Great Performances series.

Ms. Chenoweth hosted the PBS Arts Fall Festival in 2014, which featured classic Broadway hits, music from around the country and theatre performances. The festival included her own concert performance, Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, where she performed a career-spanning concert in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  The concert was released as a live CD and DVD, and aired as a PBS television special during the Thanksgiving weekend.

Additional concert highlights include: Los Angeles solo debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a solo concert at The Metropolitan Opera House (she holds the distinction of being the third theatre star ever to present a solo concert at the MET), an evening at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the Washington National Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala with Placido Domingo, a solo concert at Sam Mendes’ acclaimed Donmar Warehouse, as part of the Divas at Donmar series, and collaborations with renowned symphonies, including The New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony.

In addition to her starring roles on stage and screen, in 2009, Ms. Chenoweth also wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, in, A Little Bit Wicked, which was released by Simon & Schuster, and debuted on The New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List.


Ms. Chenoweth’s love of theatre was the catalyst for her charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BA PAC) Foundation in her home town in Oklahoma. The Kristin Chenoweth Theater at the BA PAC, renamed in 2012 to celebrate its biggest advocate, supporter, and celebrated role model to aspiring hometown performers, welcomes internationally acclaimed concert artists and Broadway productions, provides educational outreach and master classes with touring artists, after-school and summer arts institutes, scholarship programs, community enrichment and opportunities for students to travel and perform on a national level.




Ms. Chenoweth is also a passionate supporter of charities which dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need, such as: the Kristin Chenoweth Art & Education Fund, The Red Cross, Broadway Cares EFA, The Point Foundation, ASTEP, breast cancer awareness, adoption advocacy, and organizations supporting animal welfare.


Ms. Chenoweth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theater and a Master’s degree in Opera Performance from Oklahoma City University.  She was also presented with Honorary Doctorate degrees from both the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and her alma mater, Oklahoma City University.  Ms. Chenoweth is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

About The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School is the largest fully integrated orchestra and music school in the United States. It enriches and transforms Rhode Island and Southern New England through great music performance and education. 2015/2016 is the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s 71st Season and Music Director Larry Rachleff’s 20th anniversary with the Orchestra. With adult tickets starting at $15 for most concerts, and even better deals for children and students, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra offers affordable cultural entertainment for all. As one of the largest community music schools in the nation, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School offers an extensive faculty and one of the finest music education facilities in the Northeast.






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Local Press Representative:
Caitlyn DiPompo, Marketing Projects Specialist
Providence Performing Arts Center
Phone: (401) 574-3112, Email: [email protected]