Fifteen years after Thoroughly Modern Millie initially took Broadway, she’s back in the Big Apple once again.
Sutton Foster repeated her Tony-winning function in a reunion performance staging of the hit musical on Monday night, with profits benefitting The Actors Fund. She was signed up with by other members of the initial Broadway cast, consisting of Gavin Creel (Jimmy) and Harriet Harris (Mrs. Meers), in addition to Marc Kudisch, Francis Jue, Megan McGinnis, Anne Nathan, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Initial director Michael Mayer, choreographer Rob Ashford, and musical director Michael Rafter likewise returned for the reunion program, as did lots of members of the band playing on the Minskoff Theatre phase.
Thoroughly Modern Millie, based upon the 1967 movie of the very same name, opened on Broadway in April 2002 and went on to win 6 Tony Awards, consisting of ones for Foster, Harris, and finest musical. Foster starred as Millie Dillmount, who relocates to New York City from Kansas in 1922 with imagine ending up being a “thoroughly modern” lady, consisting of weding for cash over love.
The jam-packed home provided a warm welcome to Foster, who got the very first of several standing ovations when she marched on phase (in a red gown more modern than the 1920 s-style outfits used in the program), prior to she sang the opening lines of her very first tune. Other showstopping minutes consisted of the remarkable choreography in “The Speed Test” and “Forget About the Boy,” Creel’s “What Do I Need With Love?,” and Foster’s 11 o’clock number “Gimme Gimme.”
Ahead of Monday night’s program, Foster called the Millie reunion “surreal.” She likewise published images from practice sessions, consisting of preparation for “Forget About the Boy” and a shot with Creel.
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