Foster — who will leave her Tony-winning role Feb. 15 — and Kudisch, who is now starring Off-Broadway in The Thing About Men, will join Nancy Opel, Christopher Fitzgerald, Nancy Anderson and Bill Daugherty for Broadway By the Year: 1926, which celebrates the musicals that graced the New York stage in 1926. Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from Oh, Kay!, The Desert Song, The Garrick Gaieties of 1926 and Scandals of 1926.
Scott Siegel conceived and directs the series, which will continue March 15 (Broadway By the Year: 1935), April 19 (Broadway By the Year: 1949) and June 14 (Broadway By the Year: 1963). Although the starry line-ups for those evenings have yet to be announced, among the performers scheduled to take part include Judy Blazer, Darius de Haas, Eddie Korbich, Emily Skinner and Chip Zien.
Sutton Foster, who currently stars in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie, received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire awards her performance in the musical at the Marquis Theatre. Her other Broadway credits include roles in Les Misérables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Grease!. Foster's regional and tour credits include What the World Needs Now, Dorian, Three Musketeers, South Pacific and The Will Rogers Follies.
Mark Kudisch received Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for his performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Tony-winning musical that plays the Marquis Theatre. He has also appeared on Broadway in Bells Are Ringing, The Wild Party, The Scarlet Pimpernel, High Society, Beauty and the Beast and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He took part in the City Opera mounting of A Little Night Music, and his screen credits include "Bye Bye Birdie," "Sex and the City" and "Loving." Kudisch will also be part of the upcoming Broadway mounting of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins.
Tickets for Broadway By the Year shows are priced at $37.50 and $45 and will go on sale Jan. 2, 2004, by calling (212) 307-4100 or (212) 840-2824. Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street. Visit www.the- townhall-nyc.org for more information.