Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth returning in 2017 to Bethlehem

 Kristin Chenoweth  (Courtesy Photo)

Kristin Chenoweth (Courtesy Photo)

Actress Kristin Chenoweth this winter will once again bring a bit of Broadway to Bethlehem.  

The former Wicked star will perform 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, officials announced Monday in a news release.

Tickets cost $60-$80.

Chenoweth previously visited Bethlehem in 2012, when she headlined Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center's annual Gala fundraiser event. (She replaced original headliner Katharine McPhee.)

Chenoweth won a Tony Award in 1999 for her performance in the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She followed it up in 2003 with a career-defining role as Glinda ("The Good Witch") in the original Broadway run of the hit musical "Wicked."

The actress and singer has also starred in the former television series The West Wing, Pushing Daisies and GCB. Chenoweth's turn as Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies landed her a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Sands officials also announced in the release the addition of RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles on March 21.

Show time for RAIN is 8 p.m. Tickets cost $40-$60.

Tickets for Chenoweth and RAIN go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, through ticketmaster.com and sandseventcenter.com; by calling 800-745-3000 and at the box office, 77 Sands Blvd.