Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster is heading back to the Big Apple this fall to perform her new cabaret show at the Cafe Carlye—but first, she’s got a stopover in the Golden Gate City! Foster will kick off the opening of the new nightclub Feinstein’s at the Nikko in the heart of San Francisco, where she’ll play to theater-loving crowds May 8 through 12. Her new solo show will include “some new stuff that we’re gonna try for the very first time,” Foster told the San Francisco Examiner, promising “a lot of American songbook and jazz standards”—but absolutely “no wigs or false lashes.”
The new stripped-down cabaret is a companion to a new solo album Foster is planning with Michael Rafter, a longtime musical collaborator and conductor the Tony winner met while starring in Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway. The duo previously worked together on Foster’s 2009 solo album Wish and An Evening with Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle in 2011.
Despite a new album and solo show, Foster, who has spent the past year in Los Angeles filming the ABC Family series Bunheads, is hoping she won’t be leaving small screen stardom behind for good. The actress, who played a Vegas-showgirl-turned-ballet-teacher in the popular series, is “eagerly awaiting renewal news." So are we, Sutton!
After her stint in San Fran, the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner will bring her new solo show to New York City’s Cafe Carlyle on September 10, where she’ll play a limited engagement through September 28. “I hope it will be fun for the audience to get a window into me and who I am without a character in front of me,” she says. “It’s just me.”