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February 27, 2013 | By Sherry Stern
Alas, ABC Family 's “Bunheads” finished its second season this week. That's the fast-talking series starring Broadway triple threat Sutton Foster. But “Bunheads” isn't really about Sutton's character, Michelle Simms. Actually the show isn't about any one thing, but a lot of little things going on in the fictional California coastal town of Paradise, where Michelle mentors young ballerinas (a.k.a. Bunheads). For Broadway fans, the best episodes showcase the two-time Tony winner.
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February 27, 2013 | By Sherry Stern
Alas, ABC Family 's “Bunheads” finished its second season this week. That's the fast-talking series starring Broadway triple threat Sutton Foster. But “Bunheads” isn't really about Sutton's character, Michelle Simms. Actually the show isn't about any one thing, but a lot of little things going on in the fictional California coastal town of Paradise, where Michelle mentors young ballerinas (a.k.a. Bunheads). For Broadway fans, the best episodes showcase the two-time Tony winner.
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April 18, 2012 | By David Ng
Sutton Foster appears to be putting her Broadway experience to good, or at least remunerative, use in "Bunheads," the new series on ABC Family that is set to premiere June 11. The network has released a first clip from the comedy-drama in which the Tony-winning actress not only demonstrates her dancing chops but also her experience enduring cattle-call auditions. Foster, 37, left the current Broadway revival of "Anything Goes" to star in the TV series, in which she plays a former Vegas showgirl who gets hitched and moves to a coastal town where she finds a job working as a dance instructor for her mother-in-law.
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February 4, 2013 | By David Ng
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.
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February 4, 2013 | By David Ng
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.
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June 17, 2012 | By James C. Taylor, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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.
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June 18, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
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...
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November 4, 2005 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
Breaking news: Sutton Foster -- star of the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" -- fractured her arm during a rehearsal this week. But the spunky performer -- who won the Tony Award in 2002 as a dancing Broadway newcomer in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" -- will go on anyway, even though she will be the only one in the cast who is actually in a cast. "Chaperone" is scheduled to open Nov. 18 at the Ahmanson Theatre.
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June 11, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"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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November 18, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
With roles in major theatrical productions of "Kiss Me, Kate" and "City of Angels," Rachel York is no stranger to elaborate musical numbers. But the veteran actress was brought up short by the eight-minute tap dance that choreographer Kathleen Marshall put together for the title number of "Anything Goes. " "I thought to myself, 'My body is either going to fall apart or it's going to get in shape very, very quickly,'" said York, the mother of a 22-month-old daughter. As the sweet but seductive lounge singer Reno Sweeney, York, 41, anchors the touring production of the Cole Porter revival.
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November 18, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
With roles in major theatrical productions of "Kiss Me, Kate" and "City of Angels," Rachel York is no stranger to elaborate musical numbers. But the veteran actress was brought up short by the eight-minute tap dance that choreographer Kathleen Marshall put together for the title number of "Anything Goes. " "I thought to myself, 'My body is either going to fall apart or it's going to get in shape very, very quickly,'" said York, the mother of a 22-month-old daughter. As the sweet but seductive lounge singer Reno Sweeney, York, 41, anchors the touring production of the Cole Porter revival.
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June 18, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
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...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2012 | By James C. Taylor, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2012 | By David Ng
Sutton Foster appears to be putting her Broadway experience to good, or at least remunerative, use in "Bunheads," the new series on ABC Family that is set to premiere June 11. The network has released a first clip from the comedy-drama in which the Tony-winning actress not only demonstrates her dancing chops but also her experience enduring cattle-call auditions. Foster, 37, left the current Broadway revival of "Anything Goes" to star in the TV series, in which she plays a former Vegas showgirl who gets hitched and moves to a coastal town where she finds a job working as a dance instructor for her mother-in-law.
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September 26, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Brooke Shields' character was supposed to be falling apart. Shields — limping around with a cast on her hand — was trying not to. Several days before the new musical "Leap of Faith" held its first preview at the Ahmanson Theatre, Shields had hit a critical crossroads in the show's rehearsals. Loosely adapted from the 1992 Steve Martin movie about a fraudulent faith healer, the musical drops evangelist Jonas Nightingale (Raúl Esparza) into a drought-stricken Kansas town whose population includes Marva McGowan (Shields)
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September 26, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Brooke Shields' character was supposed to be falling apart. Shields — limping around with a cast on her hand — was trying not to. Several days before the new musical "Leap of Faith" held its first preview at the Ahmanson Theatre, Shields had hit a critical crossroads in the show's rehearsals. Loosely adapted from the 1992 Steve Martin movie about a fraudulent faith healer, the musical drops evangelist Jonas Nightingale (Raúl Esparza) into a drought-stricken Kansas town whose population includes Marva McGowan (Shields)
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April 28, 2013 | By Sherry Stern
Tuesday is a big day for Broadway with the Tony nominations set for a live webcast starting at 5:30 a.m. PDT. The nominations will be announced on TonyAwards.com by multiple Tony winner Sutton Foster (most recently for "Anything Goes") and "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (who starred in the Hollywood Bowl production of "The Producers" last summer). PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The American Theatre Wing will nominate plays and musicals in 26 categories for productions that opened during the 2012-2013 Broadway season.
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November 4, 2005 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
Breaking news: Sutton Foster -- star of the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" -- fractured her arm during a rehearsal this week. But the spunky performer -- who won the Tony Award in 2002 as a dancing Broadway newcomer in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" -- will go on anyway, even though she will be the only one in the cast who is actually in a cast. "Chaperone" is scheduled to open Nov. 18 at the Ahmanson Theatre.
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