This week on The Spark File, Susan and Laura dig in deep with Uber Maker Sutton Foster. In addition to her TONY Award winning career on Broadway, and in film, television, and music, Sutton is a maker extraordinaire — cross stitching, crocheting, drawing, teaching and writing. Her upcoming book (tentatively called HOOKED: How Crafting Saved My Life) is all about her life seen through the things she has made. Sutton shares with us just how powerful it is to always have something of your own.
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[…] Two time Tony Award winner and star of the hit television show, Younger, Sutton Foster shares her path to becoming a mom. After struggling with infertility for years, choosing adoption brought her incredible daughter into her life and the knowledge that this path was always meant to be. Between balancing motherhood, life on the set of Younger, and a much anticipated return to Broadway in The Music Man, Sutton openly and honestly shares the emotional rollercoaster of the life of a working artist mother.
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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.
[…] On this episode of the Billboard on Broadway podcast, Foster chats with host Rebecca Milzoff about her diverse roles and the process of making Take Me to the World. After making her Broadway debut at the head of a large company, Foster says she needed to step back and find a show that would allow her to be part of an ensemble (that was The Drowsy Chaperone). It turned out she loved creating as part of a group — an attitude that carried through to the making of Take Me to the World. “It was really important to me that the album feel like a collaboration,” Foster says. “It’s taken years and years to get to where I am in 2018 as an artist and a person.” The album, she says, is “like a time capsule.”
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