I know I’m behind the times here, but I just discovered today that Bunheads was cancelled. And it’s devastating.
Okay. So the show wasn’t perfect. And it obviously didn’t appeal to a wide demographic.
But it had Sutton Foster. And she is FLAWLESS.
I was one of the few lucky ones who got to see Sutton Foster on Broadway in “Little Women” (and THAT show closing is a whole other conversation!). A few years ago, the university I graduated from invited her to teach a Master class to the theatre department. Sadly, as a graduate and not a current student, I didn’t get to take part in the class. But she did do a one-night only concert at the school, which I DID get to see. Both times, she was PHENOMENAL. Because Sutton Foster is PEREFCTION.
Even if the show’s ratings were crap, I cannot imagine a world in which a network would give up Sutton Foster. If someone wrote a hour long TV show in which Sutton Foster only sat quietly and drank a cup of coffee, I would tune in religiously. If the show was made into a play and went to Broadway, I would gladly pay $125 for seats in the nosebleed section. If the show closed and went on tour, I would drive 6 hours to a falling down theatre to see it again.
Because Sutton Foster is worth watching. No matter what she’s doing.
Farewell, Bunheads. I promise to buy the series on DVD. And Ms. Foster, I look forward to your next adventure.