Anything Goes will open at London’s Barbican Theatre from 23 July 2021 for a strictly limited 12-week season until 17 October. The production stars Emmy & SAG Award winner Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) who is making her West End musical debut as Reno Sweeney, and Tony, Olivier and BAFTA Award winner Robert Lindsay (Me & My Girl, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Moonface Martin. They will join 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 (Chicago, London Palladium pantomimes) as Elisha Whitney.
Producer Howard Panter said:
“This show is the perfect tonic following the last year of theatre closures and we can’t wait to set sail!”
The producers have also announced that Samuel Edwards (Les Misérables/Wicked) will be performing the role of Billy Crocker and completing the principal cast are Nicole-Lily Baisden (The Book of Mormon/Let’s Face The Music) as Hope Harcourt, Carly Mercedes Dyer (West Side Story/Chicago) as Erma and Haydn Oakley (A Christmas Carol/An American in Paris) as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Further casting will be announced soon.
With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and the original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman), Anything Goes features 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’.
Marshall’s Broadway production of Anything Goes 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.