Sutton Foster to reprise Thoroughly Modern Millie role for one-night-only benefit concert
Gavin Creel and other original cast members will join her for the 15th anniversary reunion performance next month
Burn the bridge, bet the store — Thoroughly Modern Millie is coming home to New York City next month for a special benefit performance.
Sutton Foster, Gavin Creel, and Harriet Harris will reprise their roles from the Tony-winning musical for a 15th anniversary reunion concert on Feb. 12 benefitting The Actors Fund, it was announced Monday.
Millie, based on the 1967 film of the same name, opened on Broadway in April 2002 and went on to win six Tony Awards, including prizes for Foster, Harris, and best musical. They’ll be joined at this new concert performance by many of their other fellow cast members, including Marc Kudisch, Francis Jue, Megan McGinnis, Anne Nathan, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Director Michael Mayer, choreographer Rob Ashford, and musical director Michael Rafter will also return to helm the performance.
“To be able to revisit this show and bring many member of the original cast and creative team back together is a dream come true,” original Broadway producers Hal Luftig, Kristen Caskey, and Mike Isaacson said in a statement. “And to be able to do this as a benefit for The Actors Fund, such an integral part of our theatrical community, is just icing on the cake.”
Thoroughly Modern Millie, about a young woman in 1922 who travels to New York City with the “thoroughly modern” goal to marry for money instead of love, was a breakout role for Foster, who went on to win another Tony in 2011 for Anything Goes and currently stars in the TV Land series Younger. Her costar Creel also won his first Tony Award last year for his role in the revival of Hello, Dolly!
For more information on the event, including details on tickets (which range in price from $100-$1,500), head to The Actor’s Fund’s website.
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