ANYTHING GOES Opens at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre April 7, 2011
Directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes will begin performances March 10th, 2011 and officially open on April 7th, 2011 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).
The creative team includes Rob Fisher (Music Supervisor). The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes) and Peter Kaczorowski (Lights). Additional design team and cast members will be announced shortly.
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."
Two-time Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall returns to the Roundabout, where she directed and choreographed the Tony® Award winning musical The Pajama Game starring Harry Connick Jr. and Kelli O'Hara. Her history with Roundabout began in 1993 when she was the Associate Choreographer to her brother Rob Marshall in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of She Loves Me. Kathleen also choreographed Roundabout's productions of Follies and 1776 and won a 2004 Tony® Award for her choreography of Wonderful Town.
The musical Anything Goes, premiered on Broadway on November 21, 1934 at the Alvin Theatre, starring Ethel Merman. The first Broadway revival of Anything Goes premiered on Broadway on October 19, 1987 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and received the Tony® Award for best revival.
Major support for Anything Goes provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Anything Goes benefits from Roundabout's Musical Theatre Fund with gifts from Peter and Leni May and The Kaplen Foundation.
Roundabout subscribers have first access to tickets. Visit www.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow for details. Single Tickets for Anything Goes will be available to the general public in Fall 2010.
Anything Goes will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.
Sutton Foster (Reno Sweeney) recently starred on Broadway as Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical, for which she was honored with Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Prior to that, Sutton was Inga in the Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein, Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, LA Ovation Award) and Jo March in Little Women: The Musical (2005 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations). She is the recipient of the 2002 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Awards for her performance as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a role she created in the 2000 La Jolla Playhouse premiere. Other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Grease!. Regional productions include What the World Needs Now (Old Globe), Dorian (Goodspeed), The Three Musketeers (San Jose Musical Theater), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Sally in Me and My Girl (both at Pittsburgh CLO). She has toured nationally in The Will Rogers Follies, Les Miserables, and Grease!. She has appeared as Svetlana in Chess in Concert and as the "I'm the Greatest Star" Fanny Brice in Funny Girl in Concert, both Actors Fund of America benefits. On television, Sutton recently guest starred on "Law & Order: SVU." Other appearances include the Disney Channel's "Johnny and the Sprites" and several episodes of the HBO series, "The Flight of the Conchords." Sutton has performed in concert at Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, at Feinstein's, Joe's Pub, and at concert halls and theaters across the country. Recordings include The Maury Yeston Songbook (PS Classics), Jule Styne in Hollywood, and the original cast recordings of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein and Shrek. Her debut solo CD, Wish (Ghostlight Records), was recently released to critical acclaim and is now available in stores. She has just completed a sold-out limited run of the highly-anticipated City Center Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle, starring as Nurse Fay Apple. She is a proud teacher at New York University and Ball State University. Visit her website: www.suttonfoster.com.
Kathleen Marshall (Director/Choreographer). Kathleen Marshall directed and choreographed the most recent Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Grease, The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for Best Choreography and nominations for direction) starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Wonderful Town (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Astaire Awards for Best Choreography and nominations for direction). She directed and choreographed the Disney/ABC tele-pic, Once Upon A Mattress, starring Tracey Ullman and Carol Burnett, and choreographed their previous tele-pic, The Music Man, starring Matthew Broderick (Emmy nomination). She choreographed the Broadway productions of Boeing Boeing, Little Shop Of Horrors, Follies (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Seussical, Kiss Me, Kate (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations), Ring Round The Moon (Lincoln Center Theater), 1776 (Roundabout) and Swinging On A Star (Drama Desk nomination), as well as the West End revival of Kiss Me, Kate (Olivier Award nomination). She is an Artistic Associate of City Center Encores!, where she was the Artistic Director for four seasons. For Encores!, she directed and choreographed Applause, 70 Girls 70, House Of Flowers, Carnival, Hair, Wonderful Town and Babes In Arms and co-conceived and staged the Broadway Bash concert. She also choreographed the Encores! productions of L'il Abner, The Boys From Syracuse, Dubarry Was A Lady and Call Me Madam. For the New York Shakespeare Festival, she directed and choreographed Two Gentlemen Of Verona and for Second Stage Theatre, she directed and choreographed Saturday Night, the New York premiere of Stephen Sondheim's first musical. Her national tours include Kiss Me, Kate, Sunset Boulevard starring Petula Clark and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music Of The Night. Other credits include Violet (Playwrights Horizons), As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept.) and Time And Again (Old Globe Theatre). For the Library of Congress, she directed a 70th Birthday Celebration for Stephen Sondheim and she has staged tributes to Jason Robards, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin for the Kennedy Center Honors. She served as assistant choreographer to her brother, Rob Marshall, on the Broadway productions of Kiss Of The Spider Woman, She Loves Me and Damn Yankees. She is the Vice President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and is an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company.
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Roundabout Theatre Company's 2010-2011 season features George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession starring Cherry Jones, directed by Doug Hughes; Noël Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice; Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still, directed by Sam Gold; Julia Cho's The Language Archive, directed by Mark Brokaw; Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, starring and directed by Brian Bedford; Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore starring Olympia Dukakis, directed by Michael Wilson; Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. Roundabout's sold out production of The 39 Steps made its third transfer to the New World Stages after a successful Broadway run at three Broadway theatres.
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