"Little Women," Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, has been an indestructible Hollywood property. Katharine Hepburn played Josephine "Jo" March in the classic 1933 movie, directed by George Cukor; June Allyson starred in the 1949 remake; and Winona Ryder was in the 1994 film version.
Now Sutton Foster, a Tony winner for her performance in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," will play Jo on Broadway in a new musical opening Jan. 20 at the Virginia Theatre.
Also in the cast are Megan McGinnis as Beth and Amy McAlexander as Amy. Maureen McGovern will play Marmee. Alcott's novel has been adapted by Allan Knee. "Little Women," which will be directed by Susan H. Schulman, has music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein.