Sutton Foster won the Tony Award for her leading roles in "Anything Goes" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and starred in the ABC Family TV series "Bunheads." This month, she returns to the star-studded lineup of the celebrated Broadway at NOCCA series, on January 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM for one show only, with series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky at piano. For tickets, visit www.broadwaynola.com or call 1-800-838-3006.
Sutton Foster starred on Broadway in "The Will Rogers Follies," "Grease," "The Scarlet Pimpernel," "Annie," and "LES MISERABLES" before her big break and Tony Award-winning performance in "Thoroughly Modern Millie." She has since then originated roles in the Broadway productions of "Little Women," "The Drowsy Chaperone," "Young Frankenstein," and "Shrek the Musical." She most recently starred as Reno Sweeney in The Roundabout’s revival of "Anything Goes," a role that earned her the 2011 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire, and Broadway.com’s Audience Favorite Awards. She returns to Broadway this spring in a revival of the Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley musical "Violet", beginning performances for New York’s Roundabout Theatre at the American Airlines Theatre on March 28.
She was first seen on television on "Star Search" at age 15, and has appeared in "Johnny and the Sprites" and "Flight of the Conchords." Most recently, she was the star of the ABC Family TV ballet ‘dramedy’ "Bunheads," created by "Gilmore Girls" writer/producer Amy Sherman-Palladino. It was announced this week she will star in the pilot new TV series "Younger" by "Sex and the City" creator Darren Starr. On December 8 she appeared at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, where she performed a medley of hit Broadway songs made famous by honoree Shirley MacLaine, including "Something Better Than This," "Steam Heat" and "She’s No Longer A Gypsy." The star-studded event was broadcast on CBS as a two-hour primetime special Dec. 29, 2013. For tickets to see Sutton Foster in Broadway @ NOCCA, please visit www.broadwaynola.com.
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius XM satellite radio. As a musician, he has played piano for over a dozen Broadway shows including "Ragtime," "Les Miserables," and "Phantom of the Opera." He was also the Artistic Producer and Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts, which included "Dreamgirls" with Audra McDonald (recorded on Nonesuch Records) and "Hair" with Jennifer Hudson (recorded on Ghostlight Records, Grammy nomination). As a comic he was awarded "Funniest Gay Male in NY" at Stand-Up NY and is a three-time Emmy nominee as a writer for "The Rosie O’Donnell Show." As an actor, he made his Broadway debut in "The Ritz" directed by Joe Mantello, and has appeared on television on "Law and Order C.I." and "All My Children." As an author, he wrote the books The Q Guide to Broadway, Broadway Nights, and just released his new novel My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan on Random House, and as an audio book on audible.com featuring "Modern Family’s" Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "SNL’s" Ana Gasteyer, "Smash’s" Megan Hilty among others, and writes a weekly column on Playbill.com. He recently added "television mogul" to that long list as SethTV, his new, web-based entertainment network, launched. This past summer he co-produced of the critically acclaimed play Unbroken Circle by James Wesley, and is co-playwright and star of the hit new Off-Broadway ‘disaster movie musical’ "Disaster!" running now at St. Luke‘s Theatre in New York.
About NOCCA: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a regional, pre-professional arts training center that offers students intensive instruction in culinary arts, dance, media arts: filmmaking & audio production, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theatre arts (drama, musical theatre, theatre design), visual arts, and creative writing, while demanding simultaneous academic excellence. The Freda Lupin Memorial Hall on the NOCCA campus is used for student, local theatre and dance performances. Producer Mark Cortale is thrilled to be producing this concert series in association with this outstanding organization.
Mark Cortale presents Broadway @ NOCCA, hosted by Seth Rudetsky and featuring Sutton Foster (Two Time Tony Winner for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Anything Goes" & Star of ABC’s "Bunheads") on January 27th at 7PM, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. For tickets, visit www.broadwaynola.com or call 800-838-3006. Special $25 Student Tickets Available (just show ID when picking up tickets!)