FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present a live performance by beloved Broadway star and two-time Tony winning actress Sutton Foster on Saturday, August 19 at 8 p.m. A performer with a “fierce comic edge” who “can make an audience love her with merely a winsome smile” (according to The Hollywood Reporter), she will return to the Mahaiwe stage to sing songs accompanied by a pianist. Bringing her “full-beam lustre, she can belt and growl like a brassy broad or let her voice ring pure and clear,” says The Guardian.
Sutton Foster is a Tony Award winning American actress, singer, and dancer who was most recently seen on the Broadway stage starring in an acclaimed turn as Marian Paroo in the Broadway revival of The Music Man, opposite Hugh Jackman at The Winter Garden Theatre. Her performance earned her seventh Tony award nomination as well as the coveted 2022 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award.
In the summer of 2021, Sutton reprised one of her most notable roles as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre in London in which she earned an Oliver Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Her original performance in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre earned her a 2011 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
On television, Sutton led the critically acclaimed TV Land series, “Younger.” Created by “Sex in the City’s” Darren Star and styled by the iconic Pat Field, the seventh and final season of the series premiered in April 2021, making it the longest running original series in TV Land history.
Sutton starred as The Baker’s Wife in the Hollywood Bowl’s sold-out summer 2019 production of Into the Woods. Previously, she appeared in the title role of the New Group’s 50th anniversary revival of Sweet Charity and in Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Violet. Sutton also appeared on stage as Queenie in New York City Center Encores! Off-Center’s production of The Wild Party in July 2015.
As a solo artist, Sutton has toured the country with her hit solo concert which featured songs from her debut solo album Wish as well as her follow-up, An Evening with Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle. She has also graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series and many others. Sutton released her third solo album, Take Me to the World, through Ghostlight Deluxe, in 2018.
In the fall of 2021, Sutton released her memoir Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life. The page turner is comprised of funny and intimate stories and reflections about how crafting has kept her sane while navigating the highs and lows of family, love, and show business.
Tickets are $59 to $129, with discounts for Mahaiwe Members and individuals ages 30 and under. Tickets go on sale to Mahaiwe Members first this Friday, May 26 at noon, then to the public on Wednesday, May 31 at noon. Tickets can be purchased online at mahaiwe.org, or by calling or visiting the Box Office, 413-528-0100, on Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
For more information on Mahaiwe Membership, visit mahaiwe.org/membership, or contact Director of Advancement Diane Wortis at 413-644-9040, ext. 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals ages 30 and under are eligible for $15 tickets directly through the Box Office.
About the Mahaiwe
Located in downtown Great Barrington, Mass., the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,500 events and welcomed over half a million people through its doors. More than 25,700 students from 73 different schools have benefited from the Mahaiwe’s school-time performances and residencies. For more information, see mahaiwe.org.