PHOTO CALL: Thoroughly Broadway Swayze and Vereen

News   PHOTO CALL: Thoroughly Broadway Swayze and Vereen

Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Among the opening night guests at the April 18 performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie were filmdom's Patrick Swayze with his wife Lisa and Broadway star Ben Vereen.

In Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sutton Foster plays a young woman named Millie Dillmount who reinvents herself in 1920's New York City. Among the characters she meets along the way are love interest Jimmy (Gavin Creel), fellow hotel resident Miss Dorothy (Angela Christian), serious bachelor businessman Trevor Graydon (Marc Kudisch), corrupt hotelier Mrs. Meers (Harriet Harris), Chinese immigrants Bun Foo (Francis Jue) and Ching Ho (Ken Leung), Josephine Baker-style diva Muzzy Van Hossmere (Sheryl Lee Ralph) and Miss Flannery (Anne L. Nathan), the steno-pool matron who gets a show-stopping tap break.

— By Christine Ehren