Foster will offer concerts at 8 and 11 PM in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. About her concert debut, the singer-actress recently told Playbill freelance writer David Drake, "I’m a little terrified. Hopefully, if I’m good at it, this will be something I can have for the future.
“I feel like the New York community really only knows me as Millie," Foster said, "so, I wanted to show a different side of myself and put together a program that’s about songs I like to listen to, that really speak to me at my core. I didn’t just want it to be ‘Sutton Belts the Classics!’” Cabaretgoers can expect to hear blue grass, country and folk, including tunes by Dolly Parton and Allison Kraus.
“I’ll be tipping my hat to musical theatre — and to Millie, of course," she added. The repertoire will also include songs by Maury Yeston, Noel Coward and Millie composer Jeanine Tesori. Foster's Millie co star, Gavin Creel, will make a guest appearance.
Sutton Foster, who starred in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie, received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire awards for that performance. 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. She also recently took part in two benefit concerts, Chess and Snoopy!; Foster co-produced the latter.
The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse is located at 165 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, on the 10th floor of the Rose Building. For tickets to the American Songbook performances, call (212) 721 6500. Visit www.lincolncenter.org for more information.