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!
Just last week, The New York Pops performed an inaugural concert at its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium, with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, joined by former Broadway co-stars Colin Donnell and Megan McGinnis. Among other numbers, she performed John Denver’s “Sunshine on my Shoulders,” Cole Porter’s “I Get a Kick Out of You,” and will reprise her touching duet “Flight” with McGinnis. Donnell will perform a duet with Foster, in addition to “On the Streets of Dublin,” from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s A Man of No Importance. The concert is sponsored by Morgan Stanley and Reed Smith.
BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night!
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Welcome back to the Hamptons!
I love it out here. I did a concert in Sag Harbor a couple of years ago and have been to the Hamptons maybe a handful of times. I think my favorite thing that I have done is go to the yard sales. I found some great stuff.
What are some of your other favorite summer activities?
I’m a beach girl. I grew up going to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, every summer. My family is from the South, so I could spend every day just lying on the beach, reading, and be perfectly happy. I love barbecuing and cooking—corn, watermelon, burgers —anything on the grill.
[…] If you think about it, in some way with “Younger” and now the concert in Forest Hills, Foster is sort of becoming an ambassador for New York City’s diverse boroughs. Follow along, please. In Manhattan she wows fans on Broadway. On “Younger” as 40-plus Liza Miller, posing as a 26-year old, she empowers us less-than-hipsters to explore downtown Brooklyn. Now with this concert alongside the New York Pops (and the other acts that have performed there since the venue reopened last year after being closed for twenty years) she’s helping add a new spot to an already growing list that proves Queens offers more culture than just “the nanny named Fran.”
So, in honor of Sutton’s slow rise to power in all five boroughs (move over Mayor de Blasio), we caught up not only about the concert but what she’s learned, a nearly 20-year resident of NYC, as I quizzed her on the outer boroughs and we explored what her favorite spots are in the city.
In its series Broadway @ the Broad, which began in October 2013 with Patti Lupone, Sutton Foster was the latest star to grace the stage, featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The event took place Sunday June 14 at the Broad in Santa Monica at 5 pm and 8 pm (which I attended), and Foster proved a real trouper. On her recent honeymoon in Italy she contracted laryngitis and her voice has been down ever since. It took some quick maneuvering to adjust the program to her vocal capability, but with Seth Rudetsky on board as accompanist, all went well, and the packed house was overjoyed with what Foster had to offer.
Sutton will be joining the Boston Pops June 2 & 3 to perform at the Symphony Hall, replacing Audra McDonald who had to cancel due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict.
She will also be replacing Mandy Patinkin and join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for three concerts in February 2016.
EDIT 6/1/15: Unfortunately, Sutton has laryngitis and therefore had to cancel her performances with the Boston Pops on June 2-3. Michael Cavanaugh will be performing instead.
“I am so thrilled to work with an actress who truly defines the meaning of triple threat – not only is Sutton an incredible singer; she’s also an incredible actress, and one heck of a dancer. She is so exciting to watch and listen to, and I know that she and the great New York Pops will blow us all away.” -Steven Reineke, music director of The New York Pops
March 13th, 2015, Sutton made her Carnegie Hall Debut with The New York Pops with a sold-out One Night Only Concert, joined by her former co-stars and good friends Megan McGinnis and Joshua Henry.
Check out the reviews, photos and videos on the links below!
PHOTOS & REVIEWS
In Rehearsal for the New York Pops with Sutton Foster!
Hunter Foster, Joshua Henry, and More Pose Backstage at The New York Pops ONE NIGHT ONLY: Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster Makes Carnegie Hall Solo Debut with NY Pops
Sutton Foster Wows with NY Pops
Times Square Chronicles
Stephen Sorokoff – My View: A Concert That Will Be Remembered
One Night Only: Sutton Foster
The Broadway Blog
Review: Sutton Foster at Carnegie Hall
It’s difficult to imagine that Sutton Foster regularly gets a full night’s sleep. The two-time Tony Award winner not only wrapped the filming of an entirely new television series, Younger, which debuts this month on TV Land, but she’s currently accepting applications for her “Cute pet contest” in which she’ll choose her favorite pet, draw it for the winner, and sell prints at a gallery where the proceeds will benefit the New York Humane Society. If that weren’t enough, she sits on the faculty of Ball State University in Indiana and this Friday March 13th , she’ll make her solo Carnegie Hall debut with the NY Pops.
Here, she’ll reprise some of her showstopping numbers from her award-winning performance in Anything Goes as well as songs from last season’s Violet. We caught up with her to discuss dogs, dancing, and her solo debut.