Coming Home

Coming Home

by Kristin Chenoweth

CD

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Overview

The "home" in Kristin Chenoweth's Coming Home is her hometown of Broken Arrow, the Oklahoma town where she was raised. She returned to Broken Arrow, where there is now a Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center complete with a Kristin Chenoweth Theater, to give a concert that told her story through song, and that is the basis for this 2014 set, which is her first live album. Strictly speaking, not all of these songs have been recorded by her before, nor were they necessarily part of Broadway musicals starring her. Instead, Chenoweth chooses songs she sang as a child, songs that were instrumental in her stylistic and aesthetic development, songs she's always loved and then songs that made her name, including a clutch of tunes from Wicked. A few curve balls are thrown, particularly in the form of Donna Summer's disco classic "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" and Dolly Parton's "Little Sparrow," which is just enough to suggest the spunk and mischief that are crucial to Chenoweth's charm. Nevertheless, the real selling point is her virtuosity and versatility, both of which are on display here in what may be her most complete record to date.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2014
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072362673
catalogNumber: 36267
Rank: 4160

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kristin Chenoweth   Primary Artist
Justin Smith   Violin
Damien Bassman   Drums
Dave Johnson   Trumpet
Eric Davis   Guitar
Brian Hamm   Bass
Steve Croft   Percussion
Gary Linde   Woodwind
Steven Goforth   Trumpet
Reid Bennett   Woodwind
Michelle Sherman   Violin
Krassimira Figg   Cello
Justin Rosser   Choir Master
Broken Arrow High School Choir   Vocals
Axyl Langford   Vocals

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Dolly Parton   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Paul Jabara   Composer
Bruce Roberts   Composer
Gary Burr   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Alain Boublil   Composer
William David Brohn   Orchestration
Bruce Coughlin   Orchestration
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Charles Hart   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Composer
Victoria Shaw   Composer
Richard Stilgoe   Composer
Kenny Ortega   Stage Direction
Jay Krugman   Producer
Fred Ebb   Composer
Herbert Kretzmer   Composer
Gloria Gaither   Composer
Dony McGuire   Composer
Stephen Schwartz   Composer
Jodi Marr   Composer
Tom Douglas   Composer
Albert J. Roman   Art Direction
Frederick Lowe   Composer
Mary-Mitchell Campbell   Orchestration,Music Direction
Hillary Dawn Scott   Composer
Matt Aument   Orchestration
Oran Eldor   Orchestration
Axyl Langford   Duet

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