February 4, 2013 |
Now that they both have landed TV series that require them to spend significant time on the West Coast, Broadway stars Sutton Foster and Andrew Rannells will be performing on stage together for the first time. Foster and Rannells are scheduled to appear April 6 at the 29th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The benefit concert is intended to raise money for AIDS Project L.A. The Broadway-themed evening also will include appearances by Tyne Daly, Shirley Jones, Davis Gaines, Patrick Cassidy, Florence Henderson and many others.
October 23, 2012 |
Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton apparently is a quick healer. Sutton, who is tied for third nationally in sacks, suffered a knee injury against Oregon on Thursday. He spent the remainder of the game on crutches. On Friday, Arizona State issued a statement saying Sutton was "week to week. " On Sunday, defensive co-coordinator Raul Randolph told the Arizona Republic that Sutton was "day to day" with the Sun Devils preparing to play UCLA on Saturday. UCLA Coach Jim Mora called Sutton an "explosive player," adding, "Any time you take a great player out of the mix it hurts you a little bit. " However, whether Sutton plays "won't change too much what we do," Mora said.
June 18, 2012 |
Sutton Foster - toast of Broadway, musical theater dynamo and an actress who has been hailed as a "triple threat" wonder by critics - is missing from the Great White Way. A year after scoring her second lead actress Tony Award for the revival of "Anything Goes" and dazzling the Tony television audience with her tap-dancing performance of that show's title song, Foster has switched coasts and turned away from the greasepaint and nightly standing...
June 17, 2012 |
Despite playing the occasional flapper or showgirl, Sutton Foster is not considered a showbiz "bad girl," someone whose fame stems from tabloid breakups or behaving badly on a reality show. A Tony-winning musical comedy star, she made her name the old-fashioned way: though years of anonymous work interrupted by a fortuitous break. So when Foster says, "I'm trying to break every rule possible -- and I hope I do so," it sounds a little out of character. Foster is talking about cabaret, not the Kander-Ebb musical but rather the theatrical form -- and her instinctive suspicion of it. "Cabaret can have such a negative connotation," Foster says just before a rehearsal for the cabaret-style show she's bringing to the Kirk Douglas Theatre this week.
June 11, 2012 |
"Bunheads" is a new series from Amy Sherman-Palladino, who, half a generation ago (or so), created "Gilmore Girls"for my niece Zoe to bond with her mother over. It premieres Monday on ABC Family Channel, where it will sit companionably alongside that network's other series, built mostly around the travails of young women, and hopefully find the audience and corporate tenderness it deserves. Sutton Foster, a Tony-winning star of Broadway musicals but rarely seen on television - she was Coco, Bret's sign-holding girlfriend in the first season of"Flight of the Conchords" - plays Michelle, an aging Las Vegas showgirl at the end of her tassels.
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May 11, 2012 |
On May 1, Gavin Smith disappeared. After returning from a Las Vegas conference, the longtime 20th Century Fox executive -- who distributed such hits as "Titanic" and "Avatar" -- inexplicably missed a school pickup for his teenage son. His Mercedes is missing along with him. His family and authorities have been unable to locate him either through cellphone records or credit card billings. This week, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department intensified its search, but detectives said they have no solid leads.