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Anything Goes at the Barbican

Multi-award-winning actor and legendary Broadway star Sutton Foster will reprise her Tony Award-winning role of Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter & P.G. Wodehouse’s lavish musical comedy ANYTHING GOES this summer at London’s Barbican Theatre. She will replace Megan Mullally, who has unfortunately had to withdraw from the show due to a short-term injury, in this year’s must-see musical which opens on Friday 23 July for a strictly limited season. Tickets are on sale now.

Anything Goes at the BarbicanFoster, who will be making her West End debut, starred in Kathleen Marshall’s smash hit multi-award-winning Broadway production of ANYTHING GOES. She won a Tony, a Drama Desk and an Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her critically acclaimed performance in this iconic musical theatre role. She was also bestowed the Fred Astaire Award and the Broadway.com Audience Favorite Award. Foster reunites with Marshall to bring this new revival of one of the all-time great musicals to the London stage.

Foster will star alongside Tony, Olivier & BAFTA Award winner Robert Lindsay as Moonface Martin, Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life), also making her West End musical debut as Evangeline Harcourt and leading West End musical actor Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney.

Sutton Foster said: “I have been looking forward to performing on the West End for a long time and I am thrilled to be making my debut by revisiting the iconic role of Reno Sweeney. I am so excited to get back on stage and feel grateful to be a part of welcoming London audiences back to the theatres this summer. I am looking forward to working again with Kathleen Marshall, Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal, Gary Wilmot and the whole London company on this new production of this beloved musical.

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Featuring a full company of over 50 including a full-sized orchestra and even 14 tap dancing sailors, this new production will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Marshall’s Broadway production of ANYTHING GOES was a major smash hit and received huge critical acclaim. The revival was nominated for nine Tony Awards and 10 Drama Desk Awards, winning Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography at both ceremonies. Now Marshall, in her West End directing debut, will reinvent this glorious musical for London audiences this summer in what is set to be the definitive version of this timeless classic.

With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and the original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, ANYTHING GOES will premiere at the Barbican Theatre from July to October 2021.

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, a comical disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic featuring a collection of some of theatre’s most memorable songs – including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘You’re the Top’, ‘Blow, Gabriel, Blow’, ‘It’s De-Lovely’, ‘Friendship’ and ‘Buddie Beware’ – will take you back to the Golden Age of high society on the seas. ANYTHING GOES is set to sail away with audiences all over again.

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, a comical disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic featuring a collection of some of theatre’s most memorable songs – including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘You’re the Top’, ‘Blow, Gabriel, Blow’, ‘It’s De-Lovely’, ‘Friendship’ and ‘Buddie Beware’ – will take you back to the Golden Age of high society on the seas. ANYTHING GOES is set to sail away with audiences all over again.

CREATIVE TEAM
Derek McLane – Set Designer
Jon Morrell – Costume Designer
Stephen Ridley – Music Supervisor
Campbell Young – Wig Designer

LISTINGS INFORMATION
Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
First Performance: 23 July 2021
Press Night: 4 August 2021 at 7.00pm
Final performance: 17 October 2021
Performances: Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm
Running time: approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval
Presented in association with the Barbican

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