“Anything Goes” Announced Additional Casting For Tony-Winning National Tour

Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes,” at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The new Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece begins performances November 27, 2012, and continues through January 6, 2013. Opening is scheduled for November 28.  

 

Tony award winning "Anything Goes" sails into Los Angeles

Previously announced actress Rachel York will star as Reno Sweeney and will be joined by Fred Applegate as Moonface Martin. The principal cast also includes Erich Bergen as Billy Crocker, Jeff Brooks as Purser, Joyce Chittick as Erma, Alex Finke as Hope Harcourt, Dennis Kelly as Elisha Whitney, Vincent Rodriguez III as Luke, Marcus Shane as John, Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Edward Staudenmayer as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, and Chuck Wagner as Captain.

 

Rachel York will star as Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's timeless classic, "Anything Goes"

The ensemble includes Jeremy Benton, Jacqueline Burtney, Jan Leigh Herndon, Kristie Kerwin, Gary Lindemann, Dionna Thomas Littleton, Michael Milton, Ashley Peacock, Bobby Pestka, Courtney Rottenberger, Vanessa Sonon, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Aaron Umsted, Mackenzie Warren, Sean Watkins, Audrey Cardwell, Alexandra Matteo, Sean McKnight, and Tony Neidenbach. Additional casting will be announced soon. 

Winner of the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” sails direct from Broadway under the direction of Kathleen Marshall, who won the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Choreography.  The New York Times calls it “a zesty new revival with knockout numbers and white-hot dancing” while the AP exclaims that it’s, “so delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!”

 

"Anything Goes" Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece

Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” features music and lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. The creative team includes music direction by Phil Reno with additional orchestrations by Bill Elliot, original scenic design by Derek McLane, costumes by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Brian Ronan.

Cole Porter’s roundup of nostalgic hits in the production include “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and, of course “Anything Goes.” The National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” is dedicated to the memory of Martin Pakledinaz, a beloved member of the Roundabout Theatre Company family.  Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” will travel to more than twenty-one cities during the 2012-2013 season.

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes,” nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.

For tickets and information, please go to CenterTheatreGroup.org, the Center Theatre Group box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre, or call (213) 972-4400.

 

 

 

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