Kristin Chenoweth Coming to the Nasher for Speaker Series

We just found out our favorite waitress in Pushing Daises and Good Witch of the North in Wicked is coming to town, but it's not to film scenes for the 2012 midseason ABC series Good Christian Belles. Chenoweth, best known for belting out tunes on Broadway, is set to speak on November 15 at the Nasher as part of the 2011 NasherSALON Speaker Series.

The series kicked off with poet Maya Angelou appearing in January, and it continues with an appearance by Kevin Bacon on September 8, which sold out quickly. So you might want to get your tickets the day they go on sale (October 4) if you want to participate in an intimate discussion with Ms. Chenoweth.

Oh, and if you planned on seeing Bernadette Peters on October 13, you might want to make other plans for that night as that SALON discussion has been canceled due to a Broadway conflict. Read the press release from the Nasher after the jump.

DALLAS, Texas (August 23, 2011) -The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to announce the addition of Broadway, television, and film star Kristin Chenoweth to the 2011 NasherSALON Speaker Series, which welcomes today's cultural icons and legends for one of Dallas' most acclaimed and intimate discussion programs. Bernadette Peters' Salon has been cancelled due to Peters' starring role in the Broadway revival of Follies.

The NasherSALON will take place on Tuesday, November 15 at 8 pm in the intimate, 200-seat Nasher Hall auditorium. Tickets are $65 for adults ($50 for Members) and available beginning October 4 at NasherSculptureCenter.org/Salon or 888.695.0888.The speaker presentations are moderated by esteemed journalists and/or cultural experts, and include question and answer sessions from the audience.

Emmy and Tony Award winner and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee, Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television and film. She received rave reviews while starring in the ABC series Pushing Daisies, where she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Pushing Daisies was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award for "Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy". She has appeared in Fox's comedy Glee, where she played a former student who comes back to help re-energize the Glee club. She also starred as Annabeth Schott on the hit drama The West Wing and guest judged on American Idol.?Many remember her show-stealing, Tony-winning performance in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and her triumphant star turn when she originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, which earned her a leading actress Tony Award nomination.

Kristin was most recently seen on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of Promises, Promises starring alongside Sean Hayes at the Broadway theater. Chenoweth was also recently seen in the Disney movie You Again alongside Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell. She is the voice of Rosetta in Walt Disney Picture's Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure and The Great Fairy Rescue. Kristin wrote an uplifting candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, A Little Bit Wicked, which was released by Simon & Schuster in April 2009 and debuted at # 12 on the New York Times Hardcover Non Fiction Best Seller List. In the fall, Chenoweth will star in the new ABC show, Good Christian Belles, and she recently wrapped production of her next movie Ed Zwick's Family Weekend.

The NasherSALON Speaker Series features cultural icons for intimate and enlightening conversations. Past speakers have included author John Updike; choreographer Twyla Tharp; singer and songwriter Art Garfunkel; composer Philip Glass; architect Thom Mayne; actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover; screenplay authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana; actress and model Lauren Bacall; actor Robert Duvall; singer Gladys Knight; and chef Wolfgang Puck.

About the Nasher Sculpture Center; Open since October 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is dedicated to the display and study of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Center is located on a 2.4-acre site in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Renzo Piano, a world-renowned architect and winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1998, is the architect of the Center's 55,000-square-foot building. Piano worked in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker on the design of the two-acre sculpture garden.

The Nasher Sculpture Center was the longtime dream of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher, who together formed one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world. The Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection includes masterpieces by Calder, De Kooning, Di Suvero, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, and Serra, among others, and continues to grow and evolve.

The Nasher Sculpture Center presents rotating exhibitions of works from the Nasher Collection as well as special exhibitions drawn from other museums and private collections. In addition to 10,000 sqaure feet of indoor gallery space, the Center contains an auditorium, education and research facilities, a cafe, and a store.

The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and until 11 pm for special events. General Admission to the Center is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for members and children 12 and under. For more information, visit www.NasherSculptureCenter.org.

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