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Two time @TheTonyAwards winner @SFosterNYC returns to @KimmelCenter for a delightful concert performance in “An Evening with Sutton Foster”, 11/22! More info @ Kimmelcenter.org
KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS PRESENTS BELOVED
TONY® AWARD-WINNING SINGER AND ACTRESS
SUTTON FOSTER FOR AN EVENING OF CAPTIVATING MUSIC
NOVEMBER 22, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, October 9, 2019) – The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus welcomes two-time Tony® Award-winning singer, actor, and dancer Sutton Foster to the Merriam Theater stage on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. In An Evening with Sutton Foster, Sutton will perform music from the American songbook, originals, and Broadway classics.
“Whether on stage or screen, Sutton Foster conveys a warmth and authenticity, in tandem with an infectious likeability and undeniable talent,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “We are in a unique position on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus to not only present the best of Broadway on Broad Street, but to welcome Broadway veterans for more intimate evenings of songs and stories; this year’s lineup includes Judy Collins, Mandy Patinkin, Kristin Chenoweth, and Audra McDonald.”
Sutton Foster is an award-winning actress, who has performed in 11 Broadway shows – most recently the revival of Violet – and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical, and her Tony® Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
As a solo artist, Sutton has performed all over the country, as well as internationally with her musical director Michael Rafter, featuring songs from her debut solo album Wish, as well as her follow-up album An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle. She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Joe’s Pub, and many others.
Since March 2015, she stars in TV Land’s series, Younger,created by Darren Star. Foster is also known for her television appearances on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Bunheads, Elementary, Psych, Royal Pains, Law & Order: SVU, Flight of the Conchords,and Sesame Street.
In 2011, she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Ball State University where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Judy Collins: Love Letters to Stephen Sondheim (October 17, 2019, Merriam Theater), Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries with Adam Ben-David on Piano (October 30, 2019, Verizon Hall), Kristin Chenoweth in Concert For The Girls (March 13, 2020, Verizon Hall), and Audra McDonald (April 11, 2020, Verizon Hall).
AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER
Kimmel Center Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater
November 22, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $35.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.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. See www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1 million guests per year and includes the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater- representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, we are the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially-responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.
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