Sold Out Anything Goes Starts at Williamstown, July 5

The Williamstown Theatre Festival is about to launch Anything Goes, its first Main Stage production of the season.   Performances are Wednesday, July 5 through Sunday, July 16.  All performances are sold out.  A waiting list forms at the box office one hour before each performance for any cancellations that may become available.

The production is b ased on the 1962 version of the classic musical.  The original book is by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.  Music and lyrics are by Cole Porter, who coincidentally, lived in Williamstown, and was one of the initial donors to the Festival when it was founded 52 years ago. 

This is the first Williamstown production of Anything Goes.

Sharon Lawrence (Broadway: Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof and Cabaret; TV:  NYPD Blue and Desperate Housewives) leads the cast as Reno Sweeny.  She is joined by Malcolm Gets (Broadway: Amour - Tony nomination) as Evelyn , Matt Cavenaugh (Broadway: Urban Cowboy) as Billy Crocker,  Nikki Renee Daniels (Broadway: Nine, Aida and Lestat) as Hope, Catherine Brunell (Broadway: Big River and Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Bonnie, Remy Auberjonois (Off-Broadway: The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow) as Moonface Martin, Tom Bloom (Broadway: Henry IV) as Elijah Whitney,  Sandra Shipley (Broadway: Retreat from Moscow and Vincent in Brixton) as Mrs. Harcourt, and Paul O'Brien (Broadway: Democracy, King Lear and The Crucible) as Captain. 

The production is directed by Roger Rees, the Festival's Artistic Director, and Tony-award winning Actor.  Musical Direction is by Ed Barnes.  Choreography is by Tim Foster.  Sets are by Neil Patel. Costumes are by Kaye Voyce. 

Performances are Tuesdays – Fridays at 8:00, Saturdays at 8:30, with matinees Thursdays at 3:00, Saturdays at 4:00 and Sundays at 2:00.  Performances are at The '62 Center for Theatre and Dance of Williams College. 

For more information about the waiting list, the box office can be reached at   413.597.3400.

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