Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, which will make its Cleveland premiere October 2, 2012 at PlayhouseSquare as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. Previously announced actress Rachel York will star as Reno Sweeney and Fred Applegate will star as Moonface Martin. The principal cast also includes Erich Bergen as Billy Crocker, Jeff Brooks as Purser, Joyce Chittick as Erma, Alex Finke as Hope Harcourt, Dennis Kelly as Elisha Whitney, Vincent Rodriguez III as Luke, Marcus Shane as John, Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Edward Staudenmayer as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, and Chuck Wagner as Captain.
The ensemble includes Jeremy Benton, Jacqueline Burtney, Jan Leigh Herndon, Kristie Kerwin, Gary Lindemann, Dionna Thomas Littleton, Michael Milton, Ashley Peacock, Bobby Pestka, Courtney Rottenberger, Vanessa Sonon, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Aaron Umsted, Mackenzie Warren, Sean Watkins, Audrey Cardwell, Alexandra Matteo, Sean McKnight, and Tony Neidenbach. Additional casting will be announced soon.
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES sails direct from Broadway under the direction of Kathleen Marshall, who won the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Choreography. The New York Times calls it “a zesty new revival with knockout numbers and white-hot dancing” while the AP exclaims that it’s, “so delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!”
Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES features 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. The creative team includes music direction by Phil Reno with additional orchestrations by Bill Elliot, original scenic design by Derek McLane, costumes by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Brian Ronan.
The National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES is dedicated to the memory of Martin Pakledinaz, a beloved member of the Roundabout Theatre Company family.
Cole Porter’s roundup of nostalgic hits in the production include “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and, of course “Anything Goes.”
Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES will travel to more than twenty-one cities during the 2012-2013 season including:
Cleveland, OH PlayhouseSquare October 2 – October 14, 2012
East Lansing, MI The Wharton Center October 16 – October 21, 2012
Nashville, TN Tennessee Performing Arts Center October 23 – October 28, 2012
Wilmington, DE The Dupont Theater October 30 – November 4, 2012
Tempe, AZ ASU Gammage November 13 – November 18, 2012
Tucson, AZ Music Hall November 20 – November 25, 2012
Los Angeles, CA The Ahmanson Theatre November 27, 2012 – January 6, 2013
San Francisco, CA The Golden Gate January 8 – February 3, 2013
Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center February 5 – February 10, 2013
Dallas, TX The Winspear Opera House February 13 – February 24, 2013
Memphis, TN The Orpheum Theatre February 26 – March 3, 2013
Naples, FL The Philharmonic March 5 – March 10, 2013
Tampa, FL The Straz Center March 12 – March 17, 2013
Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center March 19 – March 24, 2013
Fayetteville, NC The Walton Arts Center April 9 – April 14, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall April 16 – April 21, 2013
St. Paul, MN The Ordway May 7 – May 12, 2013
Grand Rapids, MI Devos Hall May 14 – May 19, 2013
St. Louis, MO The Fox Theatre May 28 – June 9, 2013
Washington D.C. The Kennedy Center Opera House June 11 – July 7, 2013
Schenectady, NY The Proctor’s Theatre July 9 – July 14, 2013
Additional engagements will be announced at a later date.
ANYTHING GOES, the 1934 musical comedy about the lovers, liars and clowns on a transatlantic cruise is “a daffy, shipshape romp!” – Variety. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.
The New Broadway Cast Recording of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES, nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.