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Kristin Chenoweth’s UK tour cancelled at 11th hour

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Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth’s planned UK tour has been cancelled, only days before her first performance at the London Coliseum.

Chenoweth had been due to play the Coliseum tonight (March 11), followed by the Manchester Opera House, Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Wales Millennium Centre. However, on Friday March 8, a statement was issued by producer Speckulation Entertainment saying the whole tour had been cancelled.

It said: “We regret to announce that we are unable to present our planned UK tour with Tony and Emmy Award winning star Kristin Chenoweth and that the tour has therefore been cancelled. We are deeply sorry to disappoint Kristin’s many UK fans, who so readily bought tickets to see her in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff. We wish to make it clear that the decision to cancel the tour is a result of Speckulation Entertainment’s unforeseen circumstances, and that Kristin is saddened not to be able to perform here as planned. She was looking forward to performing to her sold-out audiences. Ticket holders should contact their point of purchase from 10am onwards on Saturday March 9 for a full refund.”

Writing on twitter, Chenoweth blamed the promoters for the tour’s cancellation claiming that there were “no tickets, no work permits, and nothing done”.

The tour would have been the Broadway and Glee star’s first UK appearance in more than a decade. Chenoweth originated the role of Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked and won a Tony award for her performance in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She last appeared in the UK in Divas at the Donmar in 2002.

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