Bunheads Bunheads

So you think you can dance? Sutton Foster will be the judge of that! The two-time Tony-winning Broadway baby stars in the new ABC Family series Bunheads — premiering June 11 — about a disgruntled Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries her biggest fan and ends up teaching ballet to teenagers in a snoozy California beach town. 

It's the brainchild of writer Amy Sherman-Palladino of Gilmore Girls fame, so expect lots of snappy, rapid-fire dialogue and pop-culture wisecracks. "Getting Sutton to do this role has been the most awesome experience," Sherman-Palladino says. "I write to a very weird kind of rhythm that is not second nature to most actors, and when it backfires it backfires on an apocalyptic level." Not so with Foster. "She totally gets me in an almost frightening way, and now her voice is in my head 24 hours a day," says Sherman-Palladino. "I could write for Sutton for the rest of my life!"

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