Anything Goes Second National Tour Will Kick Off This Fall
All aboard! As the new touring season prepares to hit the road, we’ve just learned of another new national tour set to hit the seas, we mean road, this season! Many productions that do well on Broadway go on to tour and many of those tours will last for several touring seasons depending on how well they are received! We have no doubt this stellar production was well received during its first national tour which is why a second one is set to sail out of New York this fall! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Anything Goes will kick off its second national tour this Fall!
Producers have announced that a second national tour of the Tony Award winning Anything Goes will hit the road this Fall! The tour is set to kick off October 14th, 2014 in Houston, Texas! Sean McKnight and Jennifer Savelli will recreate Kathleen Marshall’s Tony Award winning staging for the second national tour which will be non-equity. Anything Goes was revived on Broadway in 2011 by Roundabout Theatre Company. The production was led by Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney. The production included other well-known names such as Joel Grey, Laura Osnes and Colin O’Donnell. It was directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. The production went on to be nominated for 9 Tony Awards and won several including Best Revival of a Musical.
Leading the ship out to see on this second voyage will be co-stars Emma Stratton who will star as Reno Sweeney alongside Brian Krinsky who will star as Billy Crocker (Both Pictured Left). Other leading players include Tracy Bidleman as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Anthony Chan as John, Rachelle Rose Clark as Hope Harcourt, Michael R. Douglass as Elisha Whitney, Roy Flores as Luke, Kenny Francoeur as Purser, Richard Lindenfelzer as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Drew Martin as the Captain, Mychal Phillips as Erma and Dennis Setteducati as Moonface Martin.
The ensemble of the production will include Willie Dee, Patrick Heffernan, Jamie Mills, Kaylee Olson, Gabriella Perez, Lexie Plath, Michael Santora, Bryan James Seastrom, Katie Wilson Stewart, Annie Wallace, Boe Wank and Bradley Allan Zarr.
The rest of the creative team for the second national tour will include Robbie Cowan as musical director with Bill Elliot providing additional orchestrations. Others include Derek McLane, in coordination with James Kronzer, as scenic designer, Martin Pakledinas, in coordination with Jimm Halliday, as costume designer, Anthony Pearson as lighting designer and David Bullard as sound designer. Both the scenic and costume designers for the show will be original.
It is exciting news to hear that a second leg of Roundabout’s Tony Award winning Anything Goes will hit the road! This production won over audiences and critics when it first appeared on Broadway back in 2011 and is sure to be a hit as it hits city after city on the road during this second tour! I would definitely recommend seeing this production if it happens to dock in your home port, I mean, town.We also have to take a moment and give a special shout out to Wagner College Theatre Alums Brian Krinsky and Patrick Heffernan who are both set to appear on the tour! Congrats to you both and we hope you enjoy the experience with this production!
Anything Goes‘ second national tour is set to kick off officially October 14th in Houston, Texas! Following that, the tour will play cities such as Baton Rouge, LA, Palm Desert, CA, Austin, TX, Sioux Falls, SD, Columbus, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Key West, FL, Rochester, NY, Scranton, PA and Orlando, FL. Don’t miss your chance to see this Tony Award-winning production if it happens to dock in your hometown! Thank you to Jeremy Daniel for the photos used in this blog post. For more information, visit Anything Goes’ Official Tour Website or Facebook Page. And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!