When you remind Sutton Foster that she’s a triple-threat talent — a star who has acted, danced and sung her way from Broadway to television to Netflix — she sounds a little taken aback.
“I don’t think of myself as a triple-threat talent,” she says. “I think of myself as someone who’s trying to figure stuff out.”
Foster will be making her Rochester debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in two Pops concerts conducted by Jeff Tyzik on Feb. 10 and 11. She’s the most recent in a line of major Broadway leading ladies (including Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald and Kristin Chenoweth) to play in Rochester.
[…] If you’re not familiar with [Younger], it’s about a 40-year-old woman who said she is 26 (!) in order to get an assistant job at a book publishing company. Social commentary aside, it’s an on-point show that’s fun to watch because you get to see a real-life 41-year-old woman, Sutton Foster, fool the world on-screen with her youthful appearance and attitude.
[…] While her star is already pretty high, I couldn’t help but Google Foster’s beauty secrets until my eyeballs wanted to fall out. Happily, I can report that her secrets are great habits—no weird diets or sketchy beauty treatments.
NEW YORK — It’s a challenge, pinpointing exactly where Sutton Foster begins and Charity Hope Valentine ends.
“My tagline on my email is, ‘Sent from the land of puppy dogs and rainbows,’ ” Foster says with all earnestness, as she reflects on the character she plays in the current off-Broadway revival of “Sweet Charity.”
Vital differences exist, of course, between the two-time Tony-winning actress and the lovelorn, self-deluding dancer-for-hire of this 1966 musical comedy with songs by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields and a book by Neil Simon. But, as Foster confides, she didn’t have to suppress too many of her own impulses to adopt the disposition of a woman who applies a rosy finish to life’s harsh surfaces.
ON BROADWAY is where actress Sutton Foster got her first big break many years ago — and she’s still wowing them on stage, while also finding time to talk to our Mo Rocca:
“You’re gonna go out there a youngster but you’ve got to come back a star!”
It’s a showbiz myth as old as showbiz itself: the understudy who overnight becomes a star. But it actually happened to Sutton Foster.
In 2000, Foster was the 25-year-old understudy to the lead in the Broadway-bound musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” when director Michael Mayer called her.
“He said that the woman playing Millie has left the show, and the role of Millie is yours if you want it,” Foster recalled. “I was on the other line with the boyfriend at the time, and I was, like, ‘What?’ And, like, clicked off with Michael Mayer, went back to the boyfriend, ‘I have to call you back!’”
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The New Group has released production photos from its off-Broadway production of Sweet Charity, starring Tony winner Sutton Foster. The currently running musical is set to play through January 8 at the Pershing Square Signature Center following a November 20 opening. In addition, a special benefit performance will take place on January 5 at 7:30pm, with all proceeds benefiting the New Group’s musical development and education programs.
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