Voyage Extended: Anything Goes Will Steam Into April 2012, With Sutton Foster on the Bow

By Kenneth Jones
19 Sep 2011

Joel Grey and Sutton Foster in Anything Goes.
Joel Grey and Sutton Foster in Anything Goes.
Photo by Joan Marcus

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will be tapping her heart out in the 2011 Tony Award-winning Best Revival, Anything Goes, through April 29, 2012. Roundabout Theatre Company announced the extension on Sept. 19.

Tickets for the Kathleen Marshall-directed revival of the Cole Porter musical were previously on sale in an extension to January. Its original limited run was to July 31, 2011, but critics, audiences and three Tonys pushed it onward.

Performances play the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Anything Goes, for which Marshall won the 2011 Tony for Best Choreography, stars 2011 Tony-winning Best Actress Foster as evangelist-nightclub singer Reno Sweeney, and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as Moonface Martin.

The rewrite of the 1934 musical comedy has romance, show tunes and farce aboard a transatlantic liner, the American.



The 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, Joyce Chittick, 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.

Anything Goes has music and lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

Ghostlight Records will release the new Broadway cast recording of the show on Sept. 20. It is currently available digitally. The score includes such classic show tunes as "You're the Top," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "It's De-Lovely," "I Get A Kick Out of You" and "Anything Goes."

The creative team includes Bill Elliott (additional orchestrations), Rob Fisher (musical director) and David Chase (dance arranger). The design team includes Derek McLane (sets), Martin Pakledinaz (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and Brian Ronan (sound).

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com/AG, or at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St).

Ticket prices range from $92-$137.

Visit www.anythinggoesonbroadway.com or www.roundabouttheatre.org.