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Kristin Chenoweth at Westfield Memorial Library as Part of Lincoln Center Local Screenings

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As a new partner in the “Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Series,” the Westfield Memorial Library continues with the next performance on tap: Kristin Chenoweth: “The Dames of Broadway …All of ‘Em!!!!” on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, Glee, Pushing Daisies) has made her mark on stage and screen. In this concert for Lincoln Center, she offers a fond salute to the great ladies and show-stopping scene stealers of Broadway, creating a night at once intimate and filled with “Broadway razzle dazzle.” This special performance was taped in February 2013 as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series.

Library Director Phil Israel said, “We are happy we can continue to bring world-class performances to the Library, as the first two performances were so well attended. Our goal is to continue to enrich the lives of our patrons with high-quality arts programming in their own backyard.”

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The rest of the 2016 schedule includes three Broadway-inspired shows: “Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb Celebration” on May 14; Patina Miller in Concert on July 9; and “One Singular Sensation! Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch” on Oct. 15.

The Free Screening Series is generously funded through support from the Oak Foundation, Altman Foundation and Booth Ferris Foundation.

The screenings are free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Visit www.wmlnj.org and click on the “About Us” tab to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information about library programs and services, call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”

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