Kristen Chenoweth, David Archuleta to perform at BYU in 2016-17 BRAVO! series

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Award-winning actress and singer Kristen Chenoweth will perform at BYU in the 2016-17 BRAVO! series. (Matt Doyle)

Story Update: Kristen Chenoweth’s performance dates have been moved to May 19-20, 2017 due to an unexpected conflict in Chenoweth’s filming schedule. All purchased tickets will be honored for the new date and single tickets will go on sale Apr. 3, 2017. Leslie Odom Jr. will replace Chenoweth as this BRAVO! season’s opener.

The award-winning talent of many distinguished musicians, actors and dancers will feature on BYU stages this arts season, according to the BYU Performing Arts Series’ recent announcement of 2016-17 BRAVO! series.

Renowned actress and singer Kristen Chenoweth will perform at BYU on Sep. 2-3 in the de Jong Concert Hall. Chenoweth is widely known for her Tony Award-winning performance of Sally Brown in the Broadway musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and her origination of the role Glinda in “Wicked.”  Single tickets to this performance will become available for purchase in July.

American Idol runner-up David Archuleta will perform a Christmas concert on Nov. 25-26 at the de Jong Concert Hall. Archuleta will perform alongside singer and songwriter Nathan Pacheco at this event.

BYU Performing Arts Series Presenter and Producer Jeff Martin said he loves the BRAVO! series because it gives BYU students a unique opportunity to get exposure to many different types of art.

“We love to be able to showcase a wide variety of the arts because this series enables our students who are studying the arts to experience them live from professionals,” Martin said.

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David Archuleta will perform a Christmas concert at BYU with Nathan Pacheco as part of this season’s BRAVO! performances. (© Blythe Thomas 2015)

Martin said he is especially looking forward to the Baroque Revisited programming of the 2016-17 season. This will include a cello performance of the Bach Suites by Matt Haimovitz and a choral performance of Handel’s Messiah.

“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun for people to hear this music in-person in a live performance,” Martin said. “We don’t usually do the Messiah here at BYU, so it’s a pretty unique opportunity.”

This year’s BRAVO! series will host the performances of several international artists including Anda Union from China and the European circus group Slapstick Sonata Cirk la Putyka of Czech Republic.

The 2016-17 BYU arts season will also include the visits of other award-winning Broadway artists, the Limón Dance Company and several classical artists including a Utah Symphony performance of Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony.

BYU Arts 2016-17 season tickets will be available on May 11 for renewals and May 23 for new season ticket subscribers. Single tickets will become available a few weeks prior to each performance.

Tickets will be available for purchase after their release at the HFAC and Marriott Center Ticket Offices, at arts.byu.edu, or by calling 801-422-2981. More information about the announcement of the 2016-17 BRAVO! series is available on the BYU Arts website.

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