Stephanie J. Block Will Play an Extra Day in Anything Goes; Thanksgiving Day Parade, Too

News   Stephanie J. Block Will Play an Extra Day in Anything Goes; Thanksgiving Day Parade, Too
 
Stephanie J. Block, who joined the Tony Award-winning revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes Nov. 4 for a limited engagement as Reno Sweeney while Sutton Foster, who won a Tony Award for her performance, films a television pilot, has extended her run in the production by one day.

Stephanie J. Block in Anything Goes.
Stephanie J. Block in Anything Goes. Photo by Joan Marcus

Block, who was scheduled to play Reno opposite the Moonface Martin of Joel Grey through Nov. 22, will now continue through Nov. 23. Tony winner Foster returns Nov. 25.

Block will also perform “You’re the Top” opposite Colin Donnell on the “CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade,” which will air in the New York metropolitan area on CBS, Channel 2 between 9 AM-9:30 AM ET Nov. 24.

Kathleen Marshall directed and choreographed the production, which won three 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Stephanie J. Block, who made her Broadway debut as Liza Minnelli opposite the Peter Allen of Hugh Jackman, also portrayed Elphaba in the Broadway company of Wicked and Grace O'Malley in The Pirate Queen. She was also seen Off-Broadway in Meet Vera Stark, and her regional credits include Funny Girl, Crazy for You (L.A. Ovation Award nomination), Oliver (Critics Award, Best Actress) and James Joyce's The Dead.

The Anything Goes cast currently features John McMartin as "Elisha Whitney," Kelly Bishop as "Evangeline Harcourt," Colin Donnell as "Billy Crocker," Adam Godley as "Lord Evelyn Oakleigh," Erin Mackey as "Hope Harcourt," Jessica Stone as "Erma," Walter Charles as "Captain," Robert Creighton as "Purser," Andrew Cao as "Luke," and Raymond J. Lee as "John."Additional cast members include Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Margot De La Barre, Daniel J. Edwards, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Tari Kelly, Michelle Loucadoux, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Mary Michael Patterson, Adam Perry, Hayley Podschun, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Vanessa Sonon, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams. Anything Goes plays the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). A new block of tickets recently went on sale through April 29, 2012.

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