For her episode of What I Wore When, Sutton talks about how she dressed when she auditioned for Younger—a job she said she really, really wanted to book. She explained that she had to prove she could pull off playing a 20-somerthing but also a woman in her 40s, and so the resulting outfit had to work overtime. We also talked about the fashion on the show (which some fans have compared to Sex and the City in its approach to the characters’ style), her exceptional career on Broadway—catch her this fall in The Music Man alongside Hugh Jackman, and how in some ways, caring less about you wear to auditions can be an asset.
It was the theater announcement heard ’round the world: Sutton Foster—who previously graced the stage in shows like Anything Goes and Violet—would be making her return to Broadway to play Marian the Librarian in The Music Man opposite Mr. Theater himself: Hugh Jackman.
PureWow had the chance to chat exclusively with Foster via her partnership with Lactaid (which she swears by as a lactose-free real milk alternative), so we had to ask: What was her reaction to hearing the news that she’d be sharing the stage with Jackman?
It was a top five career experience,” Sutton Foster tells Playbill unequivocally.
The star who earned her big break as Thoroughly Modern Millie isn’t talking about that Tony-winning Broadway performance or her second win as Reno Sweeney in the 2011 revival of Anything Goes, or any of the incredible roles she’s originated on Broadway—from Jo in Little Women to Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone. (Though, to be fair, she didn’t say those weren’t in her top five.) But in this instance, Foster refers to her stint as The Baker’s Wife in this past summer’s Into the Woods at the Hollywood Bowl. “The really, really special ones last three shows,” she says with a laugh.
Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Into the Woods
Joining the cast are Skylar Astin, who most recently played Greg on the hit TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, as the Baker; Olivier-nominated Sierra Boggess, who made her Broadway debut as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as Cinderella; Chris Carmack, who can currently be seen on Grey’s Anatomy, as Rapunzel’s Prince; Anthony Crivello, who won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for Kiss of the Spider Woman as the Mysterious Man; Two-time Tony Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Sutton Foster as the Baker’s wife; Grammy-nominated actor, singer, and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson as Cinderella’s Prince and the Wolf; and Hailey Kilgore, best known for her recent Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island, as Rapunzel.
In this Q&A with Younger’s Foster and Peter Hermann, the two-time Tony winner reveals the show that reduced her to sobs and just what makes the chemistry between their on-screen personas so intense.
[…] At the end of the day, Younger (from the creator of Sex and the City) is about its leading lady and the power and necessity of indestructible friendship. We caught up with Foster and her co-star Peter Hermann to talk about their characters’ palpable chemistry, the allure of Liza and Charles, the theatre they’ve been enjoying while filming in New York, and unforgettable theatrical experiences.
Only in New York! The cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie reunited for a concert to benefit the Actors Fund on February 12 at the Minskoff Theatre. Original stars Sutton Foster, Gavin Creel and more made the audiences swoon with the one-night-only performance of the Tony-winning musical. Broadway.com photographer Emilio Madrid-Kuser captured the company on their big night. Take a peek at the glam portraits, and view the entire gallery here!
Fifteen years after Thoroughly Modern Millie first took Broadway, she’s back in the Big Apple again.
Sutton Foster reprised her Tony-winning role in a reunion concert staging of the hit musical on Monday night, with proceeds benefitting The Actors Fund. She was joined by other members of the original Broadway cast, including Gavin Creel (Jimmy) and Harriet Harris (Mrs. Meers), along with Marc Kudisch, Francis Jue, Megan McGinnis, Anne Nathan, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Original director Michael Mayer, choreographer Rob Ashford, and musical director Michael Rafter also returned for the reunion show, as did many members of the band playing on the Minskoff Theatre stage.