PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Anything Goes

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Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Cole Porter's shipboard musical comedy, Anything Goes, plays the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster plays the nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney, who gets the lion's share of hit songs by composer-lyricist Porter: "You're the Top," "Friendship," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" and "Anything Goes."

Here is a first look at the show:


 

Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town) directs and choreographs the 1934 confection, which has songs by Porter and a libretto by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, who drew on the original Depression-era script (by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse) for this 1987 version of the show (it was named Best Revival at the Tony Awards that season). Crouse and Weidman have tweaked the script, slightly, for this staging, Marshall told Playbill.com. Opening night is April 7. Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, Shrek the Musical) plays Reno, whose love interest is Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, played by British star Adam Godley (of the most recent Broadway Private Lives). Tony winner Joel Grey (Cabaret, The Grand Tour, Chicago) plays a low-grade, charming public enemy named Moonface Martin.

Laura Osnes (South Pacific, Grease, Bonnie and Clyde) plays Hope Harcourt, the ingenue sought by Billy Crocker (played by Colin Donnell, once of Jersey Boys and recently of Merkin Hall's All the Things You Are concert).

John McMartin (Follies, Sweet Charity, A Free Man of Color) plays Elisha Whitney, who is smitten with Hope's mother, Evangeline, played by Jessica Walter (Broadway's Rumors and TV's "Archer" and "Arrested Development").

 

The company also features Walter Charles as the Captain, Jessica Stone as man-trap Erma, Robert Creighton as Purser, Andrew Cao as Luke, Raymond J. Lee as John, with Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne and Kristen Beth Williams.

Tickets for Roundabout's Anything Goes are available by visiting Telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250. Visit roundabouttheatre.org.

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