September 13, 2013 |

Broadway’s ANYTHING GOES Sets Sail at The 5th Avenue Theatre

The Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes, the recent Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Seattle premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre, playing October 15 - November 3.

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 it’s, “so delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!”

Rachel York returns to The 5th Avenue stage where she has dazzled audiences in productions of Camelot and Kiss Me Kate. She stars in Anything Goes as Reno Sweeney with Fred Applegate as Moonface Martin. The principal cast also includes Josh Franklin as Billy Crocker, Jeff Brooks as Purser, Joyce Chittick as Erma, Alex Finke as Hope Harcourt, Dennis Kellyas Elisha Whitney, Vincent Rodriguez III as Luke, Marcus Shane as John, Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Joey Sorge as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, and Chuck Wagner as Captain.

The ensemble includes Ashley Acerment, Sarah Agar, Leslie Becker, Tyler Foy, Katie Hagen, Derek Hanson, Kristie Kerwin, Gary Lindemann, Marla McReynolds, Koh Mochizuki, Vanessa Sonon, Ryan Steer, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Aaron Umsted, Mackenzie Warren, Correy West, Sara Andreas, Audrey Cardwell, Sean McKnight, and Tony Neidenbach.

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 Jay Alger 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.

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.

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.”

Anything Goes, the 1934 musical comedy about the lovers, liars and clowns on a transatlantic cruise is “a daffy, shipshape romp!” - Variety. 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, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.

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.

KATHLEEN MARSHALL received 2011 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for choreography and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations for direction for Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes. Also for Roundabout, Marshall directed and choreographed The Pajama Game and choreographed Follies and 1776. Other Broadway credits includeWonderful Town; Grease; Boeing-Boeing; Little Shop of Horrors; Seussical; Kiss Me, Kate; and Swinging on a Star. Off-Broadway: Two Gentlemen of Verona (New York Shakespeare Festival),Saturday Night (Second Stage), Violet (Playwrights Horizons) and As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept). City Center Encores!: Bells Are Ringing, Applause, Carnival, Hair and Babes in Arms;Artistic Director for four seasons. For ABC/Disney: Once Upon a Mattress and Meredith Willson’s The Music Man (Emmy nomination). She has received three Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Astaire Award, the George Abbott Award, the Richard Rodgers Award and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for the Arts. Marshall is the vice president of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and is an associate artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) was most recently represented across the country with the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning national tour ofTwelve Angry Men that toured the country for 2 years, spending 63 weeks across the United States and Canada. Roundabout’s longest-running musical, the revival of Cabaret, received a multi-year tour across the country beginning in 1999. In 2011, Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed work reached a worldwide cinema audience with the HD capture and broadcast of their Tony nominated production of The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Brian Bedford.

Now in its 47th season, Roundabout has become one of New York City’s most accomplished cultural institutions and one of the country’s largest not-for-profit theatre companies. With four theatres both on Broadway and off, Roundabout reaches over 600,000 theater goers annually, including over 35,000 subscribers, through award-winning productions of classical and contemporary plays and musicals. In addition to providing an artistic home for many of the finest actors, playwrights, composers and directors of our time, Roundabout is home to model education and outreach programs designed to diversify and develop the theatre’s audiences. With four distinctive homes, the American Airlines Theatre, Studio 54 and the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, site of the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, Roundabout has the unique ability to do high-quality, professional stagings of work in a venue perfectly suited to enhance each production. Roundabout also programs the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where its 2011 Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes played. Since moving to Broadway 20 years ago, Roundabout productions have received 188 Tony nominations, 183 Drama Desk nominations and 203 Outer Critics Circle nominations. Production highlights include Anna Christie,She Loves Me, A View from the Bridge, 1776, Nine, Assassins, Intimate Apparel, The Understudy, The Pajama Game, Sunday in the Park with George, Waiting for Godot, The Importance of Being Earnest and Cabaret, one of the longest-running musical revivals in Broadway history.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2013-2014 season features The Old Vic Theatre Company's production of Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy, starring Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alessandro Nivola, Roger Rees, directed by Lindsay Posner; Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall and directed by Lyndsey Turner; Donald Margulies’ Dinner with Friends, directed by Pam MacKinnon; Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews, directed by Daniel Aukin and Bekah Brunstetter’s newly commissioned play, Cutie and Bear, directed by Evan Cabnet. The seventh season of Roundabout Underground will feature the world premiere of Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Sheryl Kaller. Since 2007, Roundabout Underground has produced six critically acclaimed seasons of world-premiere productions.

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