You gotta admire a show that’s ballsy enough to toss its entire premise out the window. TV Land’s Younger centers on Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a 40-year-old divorcée and single mom who claims to be 26 in order to score a job in the ageist world of New York publishing. But during last season’s head-spinning cliffhanger, Liza suddenly came clean to her work BFF, Kelsey (Hilary Duff). Foster tells us all about the fallout in Season 4.
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For the cast and crew of Ball State’s production of “Shrek the Musical,” getting hands-on direction from Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster — who originated the role of Fiona on Broadway — has been like a fairytale come true. “Sutton has so much experience, and working with her has been a great opportunity to learn how industry professionals work,” said Zack Keller, a freshman musical theater major cast as the Mad Hatter. “She’s a great role model because she knows how to combine her talent, intelligence and hard work to be successful.” The staging of “Shrek the Musical” is one of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s most ambitious projects, said Bill Jenkins, who is co-directing the musical with Foster, a friend of the university for more than a decade. “We’ve never put on a show quite as demanding as this,” said Jenkins, chairperson of the department. “In terms of design elements alone, it’s our biggest, most involved production.”
On the hit show Younger, Sutton Foster plays a 40-something mom pretending to be a 20-something Brooklynite as she pursues a career in publishing and hangs out with Hilary Duff. But in real life, the famed Broadway star isn’t holding anything back — she’s about to turn 42 and feels as young as ever, she’ll happily tell you. During New York Fashion Week, the Cut caught up with Foster — whose latest role is as ambassador for Amopé’s GelActiv shoe insoles and inserts — to chat about journaling, moisturizing, and why she truly believes that age is just a number. Read more
What started out as watching her mom’s love for David Letterman turned into the opportunity to teach a master class once a year in New York City. Now, the Department of Theatre and Dance has a 12-year relationship with actress Sutton Foster.
Most recently, the Tony-award winner was in Muncie from Feb. 19 to 23 to work with students on the production of “Shrek the Musical,” which she starred in as Fiona on Broadway.
“My mom really loved David Letterman and he went here, so I knew about Ball State from her,” Foster said. “And when I was looking for colleges Ball State was sort of on my radar, and when I dropped out of college, I was thinking about going back to school and Ball State again kind of came up as a possibility.”
Foster didn’t end up going back to school and began working professionally at 19. But that wasn’t the end of her relationship with the university — it was actually the beginning.
Sutton Foster and Rhiannon Giddens, two of American song’s most restlessly inquisitive artists—albeit singing in entirely different realms—will each headline concerts at Alice Tully Hall for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook on April 14 and May 13, respectively. Neither should be missed.
Both artists have been applauded by Songbook audiences for many years. Foster, a beloved two-time Tony winner on Broadway, made her solo New York concert debut with American Songbook at the intimate Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in 2004, then returned in 2009 for a grand evening in The Appel Room (then called The Allen Room) high atop the Jazz at Lincoln Center complex overlooking Columbus Circle.