PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at Anything Goes With Raymond J. Lee

By Matthew Blank
April 26, 2011

Ever wonder about the routine of a Broadway actor on one of those grueling two-performance days? Raymond J. Lee, who plays Brother John in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes, offers Playbill.com readers an exclusive look behind the scenes at a recent day at the theatre.



In our most detailed and extensive "Two-Show Day" installment to date, Lee (with extra help from Joyce Chittick and a number of other castmates) takes Playbill.com into the world of Cole Porter's classic musical. Armed with a digital camera, Lee shows readers his morning routines and backstage activities and introduces the many colorful, hard-working people who inhabit the Stephen Sondheim Theatre eight shows a week.

Here is a two-show day with the cast and crew of Anything Goes:


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Sutton Foster joyfully puts on her makeup. And yes folks, that does say "Bad Ass" on her mirror!
Photo by Joyce Chittick




Lee has also appeared on Broadway as a long-time cast member of Mamma Mia! Other theatre work includes New York productions of Applause at Encores!, Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Public and Victor Woo at Fringe, as well as regional stagings ofSpelling Bee, The Fantasticks and The King and I. He is a creator of the award-winning web series "THANK YOU...NEXT" (www.thankyounextseries.com). Visit www.raymondjlee.com.

 

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Anything Goes stars Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as Moonface Martin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.

This revised revival of the 1934 musical, with songs by Cole Porter, opened April 7 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre at 124 W. 43rd Street. 

The cast features John McMartin as Elisha Whitney, Jessica Walter as Evangeline Harcourt. 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, 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, Kristen Beth Williams.

For tickets and information, visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 or visit the Sondheim Theatre Box Office at 124 W. 43rd St., or visit www.anythinggoesonbroadway.com or www.roundabouttheatre.org.