STAGE TUBE: Watch ANYTHING GOES' Farewell Music Video
Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes plays its final show on Broadway today, July 8, at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Directed and choreographed by 2011 Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, 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.
The cast's Raymond J. Lee wrote to BroadwayWorld: "To the most amazing cast and crew a guy could ever ask for....It has been a pleasure sailing with all of you on the SS American. Here's the final music video :) Thank you for all the memories." Watch a farewell video with backstage footage from Anything Goes below!
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.
The closing production stars Stephanie J. Block as “Reno Sweeney”, who took over for original star Sutton Foster, and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin.” 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, and Vanessa Sonon.