Chenoweth to star in 'Young Frankenstein'

April 9, 2006 at 12:14 PM

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth says she hopes to return to Broadway in the musical adaptation of a classic Mel Brooks film.

While promoting her new big-screen family comedy, "R.V.," in New York Saturday, the star of the stage shows "Wicked" and "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," told reporters: "I promised to do 'Young Frankenstein' when Mel finishes with that."

As Brooks completes the new musical based on his beloved 1974 monster comedy, the actress said she is also considering playing Betty Boop in a new play, as well as starring in a Broadway revival of "The Apple Tree," which she did last year for a brief "Encore!" series run.

"I loved making 'R.V.,'" Chenoweth said, adding she also enjoys her recurring role on TV's "The West Wing." "I loved making the transition, but I will always come back to Broadway."

Joking that she is a "laugh whore," who lives for the "instant gratification" she gets from performing on stage, Chenoweth said: "There's nothing better than having that audience and creating something new or reviving something that's been done and putting your own spin on it and touching people in a live way."

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