Anything Goes National Tour Prepares to Set Sail
There’s No Cure Like Travel! Get ready America! One of Broadway’s biggest and best productions is about to sail across the nation and may even be sailing into your home port! Roundabout Theatre Company, responsible for the Tony Award winning Anything Goes revival in 2011, is about to launch a national tour of the hit musical! While this ship hasn’t sailed just yet, Luner on Theatre today brings you a look into the upcoming of Anything Goes!
Anything Goes will be kicking off its national tour October 2nd, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio! The show will sail across the nation docking in over 25 major cities including Los Angeles, Tampa, Durham, Pittsburgh, St. Paul, Washington D.C., Costa Mesa and San Francisco.
Rachel York leads the nationwide tour starring as Reno Sweeney. Fred Applegate will star as Moonface Martin. Other leads include 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 the Captain. Roundabout Theatre Company has produced a very solid cast for this tour. This was especially important following upon the heels of their Broadway production of Anything Goes which featured big names such as Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Laura Osnes and Stephanie J. Block
The ensemble of Anything Goes include Jeremy Benton, Jacqueline Burtney, Jan Leigh Herndon, Kristie Kerwin, Gary Lindemann, Dionna Thomas Littleton, Michael Milton, Ashley Peacock, Bobby Pestka, Courtney Rottenberger, Vanessa Sonon, Ryan Steer, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Aaron Umsted, Mackenzie Warren, Sean Watkins, Audrey Cardwell, Alexandra Matteo, Sean McKnight and Tony Neidenbach.
Anything Goes is a musical that features music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book was written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. However, the book has seriously reworked for recent revivals. That new book was revised and work on by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The 2011 Roundabout revival of Anything Goes won 3 Tony Awards including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Sutton Foster), Best Choreography and Best Revival of a Musical. The show ended up running for a year longer on Broadway then it was originally scheduled to.
Anything Goes most recently did a promotions photo shoot in Times Square, New York to help create some of the most famous pictures of sailors and angels ever published. Recognize this one?