Sutton Foster Cancels Rest of Cafe Carlyle Shows Due to Family Emergency; Christine Ebersole Steps In
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel just announced that Sutton Foster has cancelled the final week (tonight through Saturday night) of her three-week engagement at the Café Carlyle (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue). She has left town to attend to a family emergency. She and the Carlyle are working to reschedule the cancelled performances of the highly acclaimed, sold-out show; details will be announced ASAP.
Sutton Foster's show at the Café Carlyle marks her return to the legendary venue for the first time since her sold-out, critically acclaimed An Evening with Sutton Foster in 2010. Reviewing that show for The New York Times, Stephen Holden wrote, "The radiance of Julia Roberts and the zany spunk of Holly Golightly: that only begins to describe the seductive charms of Sutton Foster in her irresistible cabaret show." The album An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle followed in 2011. (She released her debut album, Wish, in 2009).
As a solo artist, Ms. Foster has performed all over the country and internationally. In New York, she has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, Joe's Pub and many others. She has performed in ten Broadway shows and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein and Shrek the Musical, and won Tony Awards for her roles in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Since she performed on "Star Search" at age 15, Ms. Foster has appeared in numerous television shows, including, most recently, "Bunheads," and also "Johnny and the Sprites," "Flight of the Conchords," "Sesame Street," "Law & Order: SVU," and "Royal Pains." In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Ball State University where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle is New York City's bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, a place where audiences experience exceptional performers at close range in an exceedingly elegant setting. Since composer Richard Rodgers moved in as The Carlyle's first tenant, music has been an essential part of The Carlyle experience. No place is that more evident than in the Café Carlyle.
Café Carlyle is known for talents including Woody Allen, who regularly appears on Monday evenings to play with thE Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. For three decades, Café Carlyle was synonymous with the legendary Bobby Short, who thrilled sell-out crowds for 36 years. His spirit lives on through the music at Café Carlyle.
Continuing the tradition of the 1930s supper club, Café Carlyle features original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 Moulin Rouge.