Goodman Theatre Gala

STARTS 5/16/2015 The Fairmont Chicago

Puttin' on the Glitz

The Goodman Theatre Gala starring the swanky songstress Sutton Foster was a great success! Guests delighted in dinner and dancing, swayed to the sounds of Gentlemen of Leisure and celebrated Goodman Theatre’s bright beginnings in 1925 together. It was the party of the century!


Proceeds from the Gala benefitted Goodman Theatre's Education and Community Engagement programs. 

The Sun-Times Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust will match donations to Goodman Theatre through June 20, 2015 up to a total of $25,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.

SUTTON FOSTER’S theater credits include her breakthrough performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Performance; Tony Award for her role as Reno Sweeny in Anything Goes; her roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical; and most recently her “career-redefining performance” (New York Times) as Violet in the eponymous Tony nominated Broadway production. Foster was first seen on television at the age of 15 on the hit show Star Search and has appeared in Bunheads, Psych, Royal Pains, Sesame Street, NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), Johnny and the Sprites and HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. In 2011, she received an Honorary Doctorate from Ball State University, where she also is on the faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance. In March 2015, she will star in TV Land’s series Younger, co-starring Hilary Duff, created by Darren Star.

In addition to her Broadway and television credentials, Foster has performed solo all over the world under the direction of Emmy Award-winning musical director Michael Rafter. She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Joe’s Pub and many others. Foster and Rafter first collaborated on her debut solo album, “Wish,” which was released in February 2009, as well as her most recent album “An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Café Carlyle.” 


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