Tony Winner Kelly Bishop Will Board the Liner American in Broadway's Anything Goes

News   Tony Winner Kelly Bishop Will Board the Liner American in Broadway's Anything Goes
 
Kelly Bishop, the original Tony Award-winning Sheila of A Chorus Line, will step into the fur of wealthy matron Evangeline Harcourt in the Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes, succeeding Jessica Walter, who exits July 31. Bishop begins at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Aug. 9.

Kelly Bishop
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The original closing date for the Kathleen Marshall-directed revival of the transatlantic, shipboard musical by Cole Porter was to be July 31, but enthusiastic reviews and robust sales (and Tony Awards for the production, star Sutton Foster and Marshall's choreography) have prompted an extension to Jan. 8, 2012.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Anything Goes, starring 2011 Best Actress Tony Award winner Foster as Reno Sweeney and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as Moonface Martin.

Bishop's breakout role, after years of working in the business, was Sheila in Michael Bennett's A Chorus Line, for which she won Tony (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) and Drama Desk Awards (Outstanding Actress in a Musical). Her other Broadway plays include Neil Simon's Proposals, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Six Degrees of Separation at Lincoln Center. For seven years, she was Emily Gilmore on TV's "The Gilmore Girls."

The Anything Goes cast currently features John McMartin as Elisha Whitney, Colin Donnell as Billy Crocker, Adam Godley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Laura Osnes 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, Joyce Chittick, Margot De La Barre, Daniel J. Edwards, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Tari Kelly, Michelle Lookadoo, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Mary Michael Patterson, Adam Perry, Hayley Podschun, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 or online at www.Telecharge.com/AG. Visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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