Gangway! Julie Halston Joins Broadway's Anything Goes Jan. 17

News   Gangway! Julie Halston Joins Broadway's Anything Goes Jan. 17
Julie Halston, the character actress whose arched eyebrows have punctuated many works of Charles Busch, boards the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Anything Goes, slipping into the fur of rich matron Evangeline Harcourt, succeeding Kelly Bishop.

Julie Halston
Julie Halston Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Halston (recently of Off-Broadway's Olive and the Bitter Herbs) is a favorite performer of writer Busch and was a founding member of his Theatre-in-Limbo. She co-starred with him in over ten productions including Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset (Drama Desk nomination), Shanghai Moon and The Divine Sister. (For the record, the role of Evangeline in this revival of the transatlantic shipboard musical was created by Jessica Walter.)

Robert Petkoff, of Broadway's recent Ragtime and Fiddler on the Roof and Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Follies, joined the production on Jan. 13, succeeding 2011 Tony nominee Adam Godley as Britisher Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, a love interest for 2011 Tony winner Sutton Foster's brassy Reno Sweeney.

Anything Goes plays the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.


Anything Goes, directed and choreographed by 2011 Tony winner Kathleen Marshall, also stars Academy Award winner Joel Grey as Moonface Martin. The show won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. It will play through April 29 at the Sondheim (124 West 43rd Street). It was originally scheduled to run through July 31, 2011. The cast also features John McMartin as Elisha Whitney, Colin Donnell as Billy Crocker,  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.

Set aboard a transatlantic ocean liner circa 1934, the show has music and lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; and a new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's Anything Goes launches at Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare in October 2012.

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