Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Drowsy -- Ouch -- Chaperone!

Sutton Foster breaks her wrist during rehearsal!

According to this article in Playbill:

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster fell and broke her right wrist Oct. 30 in a Los Angeles rehearsal for the new musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, has learned.

At the time of the spill, the actress was performing a number called "Accident Waiting to Happen." A spokesperson for The Ahmanson Theatre, which is producing the U.S. premiere of the musical comedy, confirmed the story -- and the ironic song title.

"I kid you not," Nancy Hereford, press director of Center Theatre Group, told "We got her immediately to an orthopedic specialist and she is now in a cast. She's a trooper and will continue with the show. Director Casey Nicholaw is working with her and though her role includes a lot of dancing and movement, Casey is pretty sure she'll still be able to do most of it. And, of course, that fabulous voice has not been disturbed one bit."

Previews for the show, about a rabid musical theatre fan who relates the story of his favorite 1920s musical -- The Drowsy Chaperone -- begin at the Ahmanson Nov. 10. The show, which Spamalot's Nicholaw is also choreographing, is Broadway-aimed.

Well it is a good thing she wasn't performing a song called "You broke my heart and I broke my neck"! Here's wishing Sutton a speedy recovery!

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