Osnes, Stone et al. Join Foster & Grey in ANYTHING GOES; Full Cast Announced
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full company of the new Broadway production of Anything Goes, starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as "Reno Sweeney" and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as "Moonface Martin."
The cast will also feature Colin Donnell as "Billy Crocker", Adam Godley as "Lord Evelyn Oakleigh," Laura Osnes as "Hope Harcourt," Jessica Stone as "Erma," Walter Charles as "Captain," Robert Creighton as "Purser," Andrew Cao as "Luke," Raymond J. Lee as "John," with John McMartin as "Elisha Whitney" and Jessica Walter as "Evangeline Harcourt." Additional cast members include Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.
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 (Musical Director) and David Chase (Dance Arranger). The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (Lights) and Brian Ronan (Sound).
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.
Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212)239-6200 / (800)432-7250 or online at www.Telecharge.com. Ticket prices range from $87-$137.
The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St) will open on Monday, February 14th.
To become a Roundabout subscriber visit www.roundabouttheatre.org or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.
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.
Joel Grey (Moonface Martin). In a career that was launched in the early 1950's, Joel Grey has created indelible stage roles each decade since: as the iconic M.C. in Cabaret (1966, Tony Award), as song and dance man George M. Cohan in George M! (1967, Tony nomination), as Charley VII in Goodtime Charlie (1975, Tony nomination), as Jacobowsky in The Grand Tour (1979, Tony nomination), as Olim in New York City Opera's Silverlake (1981), as Amos Hart in the landmark revival of Chicago (1996), and as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Wicked (2004). Joel's non-musical stage roles include John Guare's Marco Polo Sings a Solo (1975) at The Public Theatre; the title role in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Chekhov's Platonov (1978); Larry Kramer's seminal The Normal Heart (1986) at The Public Theatre; The American Repertory Theatre's production of Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken (1991) at the Sao Paulo Biennale, directed by Robert Wilson; Herringbone at the Hartford Stage (1992); John Patrick Shanley's A Fool and Her Fortune (NY Stage and Film, 1992); and in the Roundabout Theatre production of Brian Friel's Give Me Your Answer, Do! (1999), for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination. Grey's film credits include Cabaret (Academy Award), Frank Perry's Man on A Swing (1974), Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976); Herbert Ross' The Seven Percent Solution (1976); Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, Golden Globe Nomination); Steven Soderbergh's Kafka (1991); Altman's The Player (1992); Phillip Haas' The Music of Chance (1993); Michael Ritchie's adaptation of The Fantasticks (2000); Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000) with Bjork and Catherine Deneuve; and Clark Gregg's Choke, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Joel's recent television credits include "Alias," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Brooklyn Bridge," (Emmy Award-nomination), "Oz," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "House," "Brothers & Sisters," "Private Practice," and "Grey's Anatomy." In April 2010, The Paley Center for Media in New York presented "An Evening with Joel Grey," celebrating Joel's remarkable, multi-decade career in television. Joel is also an internationally exhibited, acclaimed photographer. He has had three photography books published: Pictures I Had to Take (2003), Looking Hard at Unexamined Things (2006), and 1.3: Images from My Phone (2009). Joel Grey is one of only eight actors to have won both the Tony and Academy award for the same role. In 1984, he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and has received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award from the Los Angeles Music Center. In 1993, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis presented Joel with the Municipal Arts Society medal naming him a Living New York Landmark. In October 2009, Grey performed at Carnegie Hall, alongside Lady Gaga, Bono, Rufus Wainwright and more to benefit (RED) and help stop AIDS in Africa. He is currently directing an all-star, one-night only staged reading of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart on Broadway to benefit The Actors Fund and Friends In Deed.
John McMartin (Elisha Whitney) is a 2009 inductee to the Theatre Hall of Fame. McMartin received Tony Award nominations for Into the Woods, High Society, Show Boat, Sweet Charity and Don Juan (Drama Desk Award). Other Broadway credits include A Free Man of Color at LCT, Is He Dead?, Grey Gardens (Drama Desk nomination), Follies (original company), The Great God Brown (Drama Desk Award), Pleasures and Palaces and Artist Descending a Staircase among others. Off Broadway includes Saturn Returns (Lucille Lortel nomination), Indian Blood, The Visit (with Chita Rivera), Little Mary Sunshine (Theatre World Award), Julius Caesar, The Misanthrope (The Public), High Spirits, The Little Foxes, A Little Night Music, Absurd Person Singular and others. Film credits include No Reservations, Kinsey, The Dish, Who's that Girl, A Thousand Clowns, All the President's Men, Legal Eagles, Blow Out, Sweet Charity, Pennies From Heaven, Native Son to mention a few. Television credits include Law & Order, Oz, Tales of the City, Frasier, Sisters, Murrow, Separate but Equal, Coach, Murder She Wrote, Citizen Cohn, The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show among many others.
Jessica Walter (Evangeline Harcourt) makes her return to Broadway with Anything Goes. Walter began her career in her hometown of New York City where she starred in numerous Broadway productions including Advise and Consent, Neil Simon's Rumors, A Severed Head, Nightlife and Photo Finish, a role that earned her the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Also on stage, Walter has worked at New York's famed Playwright's Horizons and the Los Angeles Theater Center, where she starred in Tartuffe. Walter's feature film work includes Clint Eastwood's Play Misty for Me (Golden Globe® Award nomination, "Best Actress in a Motion Picture"). A short list of Walter's additional film work includes The Group, Slums of Beverly Hills, Lilith, The Flamingo Kid, Dummy, Number One and Grand Prix. Her next feature film is the soon-to-be-released Bending the Rules. Her numerous television roles include the title character in the series Amy Prentiss ("Best Actress" Emmy® Award win); Trapper John, M.D. ("Best Actress" Emmy® Award nomination); The Streets of San Francisco (Emmy® Award nomination); and Arrested Development (Emmy® Award nomination) in which she played the matriarch "Lucille Bluth." Walter has also appeared in several mini-series, including Wheels, Scruples, Bare Essence and Victory at Entebbe. She has guest-starred in over 60 episodic television series, including "Oh Baby, Aaron's Way," "Saving Grace," "For the People," "Just Shoot Me," "Coach," "Women in Chains" and the "Law & Order" franchise. Walter is currently shooting the TV Land comedy series "Retired at 35," in which she co-stars with George Segal. She also voices the role of "Malory Archer" in FX's animated series "Archer," which is going into its second season.
Colin Donnell (Billy Crocker). Broadway: Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Follies, Meet Me in St. Louis, Almost Heaven. National Tour: Wicked , MAMMA MIA!. Regional: Johnny Baseball (American Repertory), Me, Myself, and I (McCarter Theater), Pride & Prejudice (Eastman Theatre), Working: The Musical (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof, High School Musical, Mame, Meet Me in St. Louis (MUNY), Jesus Christ Superstar (North Shore Music Theatre), 1776 (Stages St. Louis).
Adam Godley (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh) last appeared on Broadway as Victor in the Tony Award-winning production of Noel Coward's Private Lives, for which he received a Theatre World Award. In the West End, he last appeared as Raymond Babbitt in the acclaimed stage adaptation of Rain Man opposite Josh Hartnett, and received an Olivier Award nomination as Best Actor. Other West End credits include: June Moon; The Revenger's Comedies (directed by Alan Ayckbourn); The Rivals; and The Importance of Being Earnest. At the National Theatre: Close of Play (directed by Harold Pinter); Watch on the Rhine; Mr. A's Amazing Maze Plays; Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle, and Dick (Olivier Award Nomination, Best Actor); Two Thousand Years (directed by Mike Leigh); and the title role in Paul (directed by Howard Davis). He also created the role of Michal in the world premiere of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman. At the Royal Shakespeare Company: The White Devil; The General from America; A Midsummer Night's Dream and Three Hours After the Marriage. Other London theatre: Cliff Bradshaw in Sam Mendes' production of Cabaret (Donmar Warehouse); The Front Page (Donmar Warehouse); Mr.Kolpert (Royal Court); Mouth To Mouth (Royal Court, Olivier Nomination: Best Supporting Actor). Film credits include: Love Actually; Around the World in 80 Days; Nanny McPhee; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Elizabeth - The Golden Age; Son of Rambow; The X-Files: I Want To Believe, and the upcoming Fox release Battleship. Television: "Nuremburg"; "Hawking"; "Miss Marple - The Secret of Chimney's"; "The Old Curiosity Shop"; "The Special Relationship"; "Mad Men"; "Terminator-The Sarah Connor Chronicles"; "Breaking Bad"; " Numb3rs"; "Dollhouse"; and "Lie To Me." Adam has also been heard in over 100 radio drama productions and readings for both the BBC and NPR.
Laura Osnes (Hope Harcourt) is currently reprising her role of Bonnie Parker in Frank Wildhorn's Bonnie And Clyde at Asolo Repertory Theatre after creating the role in the world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award- Outstanding Lead Female Performance In A Musical). She recently starred as Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theatre's Production of South Pacific and made her Broadway debut as Sandy in the most recent Broadway revival of Grease, having won the role and the hearts of America on NBC's reality competition "Grease: You're The One That I Want." Laura has performed regionally at the Kennedy Center as Kim McAfee in Broadway: Three Generations. Other favorite regional credits include Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin, and the title role in Peter Pan. She recently filmed the HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, written by John Logan and directed by Kathryn Bigelow and performed in Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall which will be released on DVD this fall.
Jessica Stone (Erma). Broadway: Butley, The Odd Couple, Smell of the Kill, Design For Living, How to Succeed...,Grease. Off-Broadway: Crimes of the Heart, Krisit, The Country Club, June Moon, Tenderloin, Babes in Arms. National Tour: Grease, Bye Bye Birdie. Regional: Huntington, Mark Taper Forum, GeVa, the McCarter and six seasons at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Favorite productions include She Stoops to Conquer, She Loves Me, Springtime For Henry, Betty's Summer Vacation, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Cherry Orchard, Where's Charley and Tonight at 8:30. Film: soon to be released How Do You Know, Failure to Launch, Loverboy, Signs, The Ice Storm . T.V.: Series regular: "Conrad Bloom," "Mr. Rhodes," "Here and Now." Guest Star: "Sesame Street (mrs. sparklenose)","The Good Wife", "Law and Order", "3 lbs", "CSI Miami ," "Ed," "Caroline in the City." Jessica recently directed an all male production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for the Williamstown Theater Festival.
Walter Charles (Captain). Walter recently celebrated his 41st anniversary in the professional theater. He's delighted to be back at the Roundabout, where he previously appeared in The Apple Tree and The Boys from Syracuse. Other career highlights include: Broadway: The Woman in White; Big River; Kiss Me, Kate; Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (world premiere); Albin in La Cage Aux Folles; Aspects of Love; Me & My Girl; Cats; Grease; Anna Karenina; Sweeney Todd. Encores!: Music in the Air, and Call Me Madam with Tyne Daly. Tours: My Fair Lady, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Sunset Boulevard, co-starring with Diahann Carroll (original Canadian company). NYC Opera: Sweeney Todd, 110 in the Shade. Off-Broadway: Wit, The Immigrant. Carnegie Hall: Kristina. LA: Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury, La Cage Aux Folles. Regional: Hello, Dolly! opposite Leslie Uggams; Cleveland Playhouse: Lincolnesque; Arden Theater: Sunday in the Park With George, Something Intangible (world premiere); Arena Stage: Cabaret; PaperMill: Hello, Dolly!; Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration: Sweeney Todd, Company; Hartford Stage: Martin Guerre (world premiere); Denver Center; Long Wharf; Missouri Rep; Fords Theater; St. Louis MUNY; Sacramento Music Circus; Pittsburgh CLO. Film/Television: A Fine Mess, Fletch Lives, Prancer, Cagney & Lacey, Kate & Allie, Sweeney Todd (Great Performances), Law & Order.