One of the all-time greatest musicals ANYTHING GOES, will open this summer at London’s Barbican Theatre from Friday 23 July for a strictly limited 12 week season until Sunday 17 October.
Broadway star Sutton Foster reprises her award winning performance as Reno Sweeney, replacing the previously announced Megan Mullally (who has withdrawn due to injury).
Megan Mullally said: “I am heartbroken to miss the opportunity to work on this amazing classic musical with Kathleen Marshall and the whole gang, but my body has informed me (mainly while at tap class) that I need to have a few rods replaced before I can get back onstage. Hopefully that will be as soon as possible.”
The cast also includes Robert Lindsay (Me & My Girl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Moonface Martin, Felicity Kendal (The Good Life), also making her West End musical debut as Evangeline Harcourt and Gary Wilmot (Chicago, London Palladium Pantomimes) as Elisha Whitney.
With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and the original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, ANYTHING GOES will premiere at the Barbican Theatre from July to October and then embark on a UK tour.
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, a comical disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic featuring a collection of some of theatre’s most memorable songs – including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘You’re the Top’, ‘Blow, Gabriel, Blow’, ‘It’s De-Lovely’, ‘Friendship’ and ‘Buddie Beware’ – will take you back to the Golden Age of high society on the seas. ANYTHING GOES is set to sail away with audiences all over again.