FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Hot off the Season 2 premiere of @YoungerTV, @sfosternyc brings her ‘one night only’ show to @KimmelCenter 3/3! Get tix @ kimmelcenter.org
TONY AWARD WINNER SUTTON FOSTER TO PERFORM
“ONE NIGHT ONLY” SOLO SHOW
AT THE MERRIAM THEATER
MARCH 3, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, February 10, 2016) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Mark Cortale Productions, welcomes two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster to the Merriam Theater on Thursday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m., to perform her acclaimed solo show, “One Night Only: Sutton Foster,” accompanied by pianist Michael Rafter. The show, which debuted at Carnegie Hall earlier last year, honors and celebrates different eras of music and gives Foster the chance to, as she says, "express herself without the confines of a character." This show is part of Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Concert Series, which kicked off with Audra McDonald on October 7, and continues with Megan Hilty on May 17 and Kelli O’Hara on June 14, all curated by Mr. Rudetsky.
“There are names that light up a marquee, and performers who light up a stage, and Sutton Foster is a brilliant example of both,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “It’s not every day that audiences have the chance to see such a remarkable performer in an intimate environment and the Kimmel Center is thrilled to make that possible through this series.”
Sutton Foster’s Broadway career is the stuff of legends, from her fabled leap from understudy to star – and a Tony Award – in Thoroughly Modern Millie, to her above-title billing as the singing, tapping, wise-cracking Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, for which she won her second Tony. On television, Ms. Foster starred in the ABC Family TV series Bunheads and now plays the lead role in TV Land’s comedy-drama series Younger, which premiered for a second season on January 13, 2016.
Other upcoming shows in Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Concert Series include Megan Hilty (May 17) andKelli O’Hara (June 14). Other upcoming Kimmel Center Presents shows include The Chieftains(March 13), PostSecret: The Show (March 18-19), and José González with yMusic (March 23).
One Night Only: Sutton Foster
March 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are available now and start at $29. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883.
Mark Cortale is the Producing Artistic Director at The Art House in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In his inaugural season in 2011, he founded the Broadway @ The Art House series featuring Seth Rudetsky as host and pianist. This summer, Mark launched the Broadway @ Town Hall series in Provincetown that includes concerts with Seth starring Rosie O'Donnell, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker, Audra McDonald & Will Swenson, Jane Krakowski and Vanessa Williams. He also founded Well-Strung, The Singing String Quartet and has produced their stage shows, their two CDs and their music videos. He has produced the Broadway @ series hosted by Seth in Australia (with Megan Mullally) and in London’s West End (with Patti LuPone) at the Leicester Square Theatre. The series recently launched in San Francisco @ The Nourse Theatre, in Santa Monica @ The Broad Stage, in Fort Lauderdale @ The Broward's Parker Playhouse and in New Orleans @ NOCCA. Mark also produced the feature film Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of The Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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