Talk about awkward!
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Though, considering she's nominated tonight for her role in Violet, is anyone else thinking she missed an opportunity with her choice in outfit color?
Love the bandeau top! Love the way ruffles at the bottom! LOVE the gold accessories.
Love, love, love everything about this!
What thoroughly modern look for the nominated actress! Will she walk away with trophy #3 tonight???
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Sutton Foster is not even 40 years old yet and she is already one of the greatest musical theater actresses of all time!!!!
Like Audra McDonald, there seems to be nothing Sutton can't do on the stage!
In the Roundabout Theater Company's new Broadway production of Violet, Foster plays the title character, for which she was just nominated for a Tony, and she gets to show so much range as an actress/singer.
This isn't her typical musical comedy role. This is a character in pain, disfigured, seeking salvation, LONGING for love and so vulnerable! And Sutton plays all those moments beautifully, as well as adding some much-needed lightheartedness also.
Foster is in the show almost the entire time, which means we are blessed with song after song in which she's soars - solo or with a partner.
Her voice sounds SOOOOOO GOOD in this!!!
Lots of great tunes in this show, with church number Raise Me Up particularly bringing the roof down!
And besides Sutton, Joshua Henry is also superb as a potential suitor of Violet's.
The show is very satisfying, BUT….
It would have been even more enjoyable under different direction!
Director Leigh Silverman's vision seemed basic and uninspired. And some of his choices were just misguided.
Having the orchestra on stage in this show really took away. It felt like an Encores production, which is where this revival of Violet began. But it shouldn't have remained that way for the Broadway transfer!
Whereas in Chicago, which also got its revival start at Encores, the orchestra is addressed and makes sense - in Violet the orchestra is ignored and unnecessary on stage. They're distracting!
So many moments could have been more beautiful and poignant if there ware more of a set for them and lighting focus.
And, another puzzling decision, for which we can only blame the director, is the choice to have Sutton's character NOT have a visible scar. Violet suffered a serious accident at a young age and was left with a horrible facial reminder, which affects the way people treat her, yet that is not visually represented on Foster's face.
We didn't need Phantom Of The Opera makeup, but we needed SOMETHING!
Thankfully, though, the show's music and actors more than make up for those shortcomings.
This is all almost too much to handle!
But it seems that even though Hil is busy sorting out her personal life and her split from Mike Comrie, she's finding time to keep her work life just as busy.
It's being reported Hilary will star on Sex and the City creator Darren Star's new pilot for TV Land, Younger.
The show is reportedly co-starring Sutton Foster and will be about a woman who decides to reinvent herself after her husband leaves her and her child goes off to college. The 40-something woman supposedly begins partly living the life of a 29-year-old who begins working in the city and eventually meets Hilary's character, an ambitious 20-something who welcomes the woman to the publishing firm where they work and makes an effort to include her in her social life.
And get this…the show is actually based on a book by Pamela Redmond Satran!
Needless to say, it sounds HIL-arious. LOLz!
And we can't wait for our Lizzie McGuire to grace the TV screen again. But hopefully she'll stay away from crimping her hair this time.
Someone get this girl back on Broadway, STAT!!
Anna Kendrick performed It's Not Where You Start from the musical Seesaw to honor Shirley MacLaine at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors and she KILLED it!
The performance was part of a bigger piece honoring the legendary actress where the Pitch Perfect star performed alongside broadway superstars Sutton Foster, Patina Miller, and Karen Olivo.
Let's just say, those four FABOOSH ladies absolutely NAILED it!!
We LOVED it!! Seriously, AH-MAZE!!
Ch-ch-check the AH-MAZING & flawless performance…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Guess these ballerinas just couldn’t hold their poses long enough.
ABC Family has officially cancelled their show Bunheads. Created by Amy Sherman Palladino — best known for her Gilmore Girls fame — and starring Broadway’s very own Sutton Foster, the show didn’t make it past its first season.
Upon news of the cancellation, ABC Family said: