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Trisha Yearwood Lands a Cooking Show, Sets Sights on Broadway

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Not only will best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood have a new daytime cooking show premiering on the Food Network, she is also trying to fulfill a lifelong dream by starring on Broadway one day.

While further details of her cooking show have yet to emerge, it’s a fair bet that the series will be shot in her huge Oklahoma kitchen, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see husband Garth Brooks drop by from time to time.

As for her Broadway dreams, Yearwood admits she’d even transplant her family to New York City if given an opportunity to be in a production. “I’ve always loved Broadway shows,” Yearwood tells WENN. “I’ve always loved musical movies. I’ve seen several shows here [in New York City], and every time I see one I’m always in tears, like, ‘I want to be in that so bad.’ I saw ‘Wicked,’ like, three times.”

“I don’t know what it is about it — I just love it. I did a little bit of theatre in college and I’ve always been drawn to it,” she says. “I don’t know what the role would be, but I would really love to do it.”

Yearwood, who’s no stranger to acting, had a recurring role on the television series ‘JAG’ for a few years, and back in 2006, she got a standing ovation for her appearance at the annual ‘Broadway Meets Country’ concert in Nashville.

In 2009, Brooks hinted that living in New York might be a possibility when his youngest graduated from high school, so that would put Yearwood’s potential Broadway debut some time in 2014. In the past, Brooks has said, “Ms. Yearwood has put aside her dreams of doing Broadway so we can raise our daughters in Oklahoma. I think it’s entirely possible that we will live in New York for a year or more so she can pursue what she wants to do.”

Yearwood caught Reba McEntire when she was in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ a few years ago and admits, “I wept. She was amazing and I felt like that role was made for her.” Not long ago, she said, “I’m at a place in my career where I can do some different things, so we’ll see what happens.”

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