Stephanie J. Block Will Fill in for Sutton Foster in Broadway's Anything Goes Starting Nov. 4
31 Oct 2011
Stephanie J. Block
Stephanie J. Block will join the Tony Award-winning revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes for a limited engagement next month when she steps into the role of Reno Sweeney while Sutton Foster, who won a Tony Award for her performance, films a television pilot.
Block will perform Nov. 4-22, according to a production spokesperson. The actress will step into the role opposite Joel Grey as Moonface Martin.
The production features direction and choreography by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall.
Stephanie J. Block was most recently seen on Broadway in 9 To 5: The Musical, earning a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She is best known for her portrayal as Elphaba in the Broadway company of Wicked and for creating the roles of Grace O'Malley in The Pirate Queen and Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman).
Anything Goes plays the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). A new block of tickets recently went on sale through April 29, 2012.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.