"Bunheads," from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, has Foster playing a Las Vegas showgirl who marries and relocates to her husband's small town to work at her mother-in-law's dance studio. Foster's mother-in-law is played by fellow theatre veteran Kelly Bishop.
"I'm waiting for the world to see Sutton Foster," said creator Sherman-Palladino at ABC Family's upfront.
Foster, who has made guest appearances on the television series "Flight of the Conchords," "Johnny and the Sprites" and NBC's "Law & Order: SVU," won Tony Awards for Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She was nominated for her performances in Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone and Shrek, and was also seen in Young Frankenstein, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie, Grease and Les Miserables.
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