It’s Anything Goes as Sutton Foster takes over as Tony-Winning on July 23 at the London Barbican
Sutton Foster, who won a Tony Award as Reno Sweeney in the 2011 Broadway revival All is well, reprized the role in her West End debut. Performances begin July 23 at the Barbican Theater in London.
Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall, who directed the 2011 Broadway musical revival of Cole Porter, the limited series will officially open on August 4 and run through October 17. previously announced that Foster replaced Megan Mullally, who retired from the show due to injury.
West End debut Foster stars alongside Tony and Olivier winner Robert Lindsay in Moonface Martin, Felicity Kendal as Evangeline Harcourt, Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney, Samuel Edwards as Billy Crocker, Nicole-Lily Baisden as Hope Harcourt, Haydn Oakley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, and Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erm.
The company also includes Jon Chew, Clive Hayward, Alistair So, Marc Akinfolarin, Simon Anthony, Georgie Ashford, Vivien Carter, Natalie Chua, Eamonn Cox, Jordan Crouch, Frances Dee, Charlene Ford, Selina Hamilton, Maddie Harper, Michael Lin, Robbie McMillan, Tom Partridge, Jack Wilcox, Alexandra Wright, George Beet, Gabrielle Cocca, Emily Ormiston and Liam Wrate.
Foster said in an earlier statement: “I have been looking forward to playing in the West End for a long time, and I am delighted to make my debut revisiting the iconic role of Reno Sweeney. I am so excited to come back 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.
Foster is also set to star alongside Hugh Jackman in the upcoming Broadway revival of The man of music.
The Barbican production also has set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jon Morrell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Jonathan Deans and musical supervision by Stephen Ridley.
The aforementioned Broadway cover of Everything is fine of Roundabout Theater Company, ended on July 8, 2012, after more than 500 performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theater. Marshall won the Tony for Best Choreography for his work on the production, which won the Tony for Best Musical Revival in 2011.
The 1934 musical features songs by Porter and a libretto by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, which took inspiration from the original Depression Era screenplay (by PG Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse) for this version of the show, which debuted at Vivian Beaumont in 1987 with Tony winner Patti LuPone. This production also won the Tony for Best Alarm Clock.
Located aboard a transatlantic liner, the show features “You’re the Top”, “Blow, Gabriel, Blow”, “It’s De-Lovely”, “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title song that hits on the toes, among others.
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All is well, with Sutton Foster and Joel Gray, on Broadway