ANYTHING GOES Will Now Close on Broadway July 8
The final two weeks of performances begin today for Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes. Scheduled to run through August 5th, the musical must end on Sunday, July 8th, 2012. Directed & choreographed by 2011 Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes is playing on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).
"We had hoped sales would pick up in reaction to announcing the final eight weeks, but unfortunately the reaction was not significant enough," says Artistic Director Todd Haimes. "The production will play its final performance on Sunday, July 8th, 2012. I am so proud of Kathleen Marshall's magnificent production and am very grateful to the company for maintaining its quality for over 500 performances."
The original limited engagement subscription run opened on April 7, 2011 and was scheduled to run for 19 weeks. It went on to be extended three times through July 8, 2012 and Anything Goes recently celebrated its 500th performance on Broadway. This acclaimed production marks the second longest Broadway run in Roundabout's history, following its beloved revival of Cabaret.
Roundabout Theatre Company's national tour of Anything Goes, starring Rachel York, begins in October 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio and will continue on to over 20 additional cities in 2012-2013.
Anything Goes won three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography (Kathleen Marshall); five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall); four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall) and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical.
Critics have called Anything Goes "a zesty new revival with knockout numbers & white-hot dancing" (New York Times); "musical-comedy bliss!" (Daily News) and "For any lover of live musical theater, Anything Goes sends meteoric thrills streaking across our field of vision for days to come" (New York Magazine). Vogue has said "Roundabout Theater Company's buoyant production of Anything Goes has a lot going for it: indelible Cole Porter standards, whose gleaming melodies and perfectly wrought, effortlessly urbane lyrics are still the top and Kathleen Marshall's Busby Berkeley /Fred and Ginger–era dance numbers" and Vanity Fair has said "I can't imagine there's a better show in New York right now than the revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes."
Anything Goes features music & lyrics by Cole Porter, an original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse and a new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. The creative team includes Bill Elliott (Additional Orchestrations), Rob Fisher (Musical Director) and David Chase (Dance Arranger). The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (Lights) and Brian Ronan (Sound).
In October 2012,the national tour of Anything Goes will set sail at Cleveland's Playhouse Square in October 2012. Following its opening in Cleveland, Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES will cruise into more than 25 other cities during the 2012/2013 season including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Additional casting will be announced soon. For more information, visit www.anythinggoesonbroadway.com.
The cast also features John McMartin as "Elisha Whitney", Julie Halston as "Evangeline Harcourt," Bill English as "Billy Crocker", Erin Mackey as "Hope Harcourt," Robert Petkoff as "Lord Evelyn Oakleigh," Jessica Stone as "Erma," Ed Dixon as "Captain," Robert Creighton as "Purser," Andrew Cao as"Luke,"and Raymond J. Lee as "John."Additional cast members include
Lawrence Alexander, Leslie Becker, Brandon Bieber, Ward Billeison, Janine DiVita, Daniel J. Edwards, Justin Greer, Derek Hanson, Michelle Loucadoux, Brittany Marcin, Kaitlin Mesh, Shina Ann Morris, Kevin Munhall, Mary Michael Patterson, Brandon Rubendall, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Kiira Schmidt, Vanessa Sonon.
ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter's musical romp across the Atlantic. 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. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater's most memorable standards, including "You're the Top," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "It's De-Lovely," "I Get A Kick Out of You," and "Anything Goes."
Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212)239-6200 / (800)432-7250 or online at www.Telecharge.com/AG. Ticket prices range from $87-$147. Tickets can also be purchased at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St). Anything Goes plays Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.