If two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster sends you a text that reads: “Do you tap dance?,” you can probably bet there’s a good reason she’s suddenly interested in your fancy footwork.
The singer/actress, currently starring on TV Land’s Younger, sent that exact message to her co-star — and on-screen boyfriend — Nico Tortorella, who responded, “Uhm, yes? I have. What do you have in mind?”
Turns out, Foster had the perfect opportunity for the actor/model, who grew up doing musical theater, but had never done it professionally. She needed a partner for a song-and-dance routine in her upcoming series of concerts, and thought he would be perfect.
An Evening with Broadway’s Sutton Foster
Thursday, Feb 18, 8pm at Strathmore (N Bethesda, MD)
Friday-Sunday, Feb 19-21, 8pm at the Meyerhoff (Baltimore, MD)
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DEFYING GRAVITY: the songs of Stephen Schwartz played at Sydney’s Theatre Royale February 12-13. The event, celebrating the composer’s incredible body of work, was headlined by two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Aaron Tveit (LES MISERABLES movie, Next To Normal, Catch Me If You Can) who appeared alongside internationally renowned West End star Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon, LES MISERABLES, Cats), Helpmann Award winner Helen Dallimore (Blood Brothers, Legally Blonde) and David Harris(Miss Saigon, Legally Blonde) who returned to Australia for this event.
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By Sutton Foster’s estimation, her career hit a new high March last year, when the Broadway star stepped onto the stage at New York’s hallowed Carnegie Hall for a solo concert in front of a crowd of 2800.
So she’d have been forgiven for being a bit more relaxed about her performance at a high school auditorium in Christchurch last week, in front of several hundred fans and students whom she’d been tutoring at a musical theatre summer school.
Not so, apparently. Foster, a two-time Tony Award winner with a string of Broadway credits to her name – but who is perhaps better known to Kiwis as Bret McKenzie’s girlfriend Coco in hit TV series Flight of the Conchords – claims she was just as nervous.
Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster became a high school dropout the first time she played San Francisco, and a college dropout for her second visit. Cast at age 17 in The Will Rogers Follies, which began its national tour at the Golden Gate Theatre in 1992, she quit school in Troy – which proudly bills itself as the safest city in Michigan – and headed to the wooly West to become a showgirl. “It was the first time I was away from home, and I got to live in San Francisco,” she said. “It was, like, life-changing.”
Christchurch is to get a touch of Broadway razzle and dazzle when two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster gives a one-off concert in January.
Foster – who is perhaps better known to Kiwis as Bret McKenzie’s girlfriend Coco in hit TV series Flight of the Conchords – is one of Broadway’s biggest stars, known for her roles in musicals including Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Shrek.
She was enticed downunder by Luke di Somma, director of the Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School (CIMTSS), which Foster will also tutor at.
Two-time Tony Award winning actress Sutton Foster is coming to Christchurch to headline the Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School (CIMTSS) and to perform a very special concert with special guest Andréa Burns, on Friday January 29th.
CIMTSS Director Luke Di Somma says that securing Sutton Foster is a major coup: “It is almost unprecedented to have an artist of Sutton’s calibre, accomplishment and international regard here in Christchurch. In addition to being a world-class performer, Sutton is also a passionate teacher, and we are delighted to have her at the headline tutor at CIMTSS.”
Merry Christmas everyone!
We have a special treat for you: a unique chance to go behind-the-scenes of a rehearsal with Sutton and Seth Rudetsky in this exclusive video! And if you haven’t seen them yet, you can watch highlights of their concert in Provincetown, MA in the “Medias” section.
Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!
TAMPA — Sutton Foster takes a stroll backstage. Usually it’s during sound check, an hour or so before her concerts, such as the performance she’ll give Sunday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.
By definition, An Evening With Sutton Foster is going to represent the song list of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes, for which she won Tony Awards. She will dip into popular and jazzy standards of the last century, plus a few tunes the Sandman forgot. […]
PBS “Live From Lincoln Center” has announced plans to film and broadcast the star-studded Dec. 3 gala celebration of iconic singer Frank Sinatra. The evening boasts an eclectic array of artists performing music associated with Sinatra.
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Watch it on PBS December 18th, 2015!