Sutton Foster won her first Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical via an improbably route: She was the understudy for the title role in the 2002 revival of Thoroughly Modern Millie when the lead actress dropped out during out-of-town previews. That fairytale start was no fluke, however. Foster went on to appear in ten more Broadway shows, including The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein and Shrek the Musical, and copped her second Best Actress Tony in 2011 as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes. She’s currently a TV star, portraying Liza Miller in Younger on the TV Land cable network.
Foster will headline a Gala Benefit show launching Half Moon Theatre’s fall season on Saturday, September 26 at the Culinary Institute of America’s shiny new Marriott Pavilion. Tickets for the performance only cost $40 and $75. For $200 you can also attend a Pre-Theatre Reception at the Ristorante Caterina de’Medici; and if you want to go all-out as a sponsor for $600+, you can attend the Gala Cocktail Party in the Marriott Pavilion.
To purchase tickets to the Gala, call (800) 838-3006. For more information on sponsorship, e-mail [email protected]. Advance subscriptions to the entire 2015/16 Half Moon Theatre season, with prices ranging from $90 to $295, can be purchased until September 14 by calling (845) 235-9885.