Multi-award-winning actor and Broadway star Sutton Foster will reprise her Tony Award-winning role of Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter & P.G. Wodehouse’s musical comedy Anything Goes at London’s Barbican Theatre, running from 23 July-17 October 2021. Foster will replace Megan Mullally, who has unfortunately had to withdraw from the show due to a short-term injury.
Foster, who will be making her West End debut, starred in Kathleen Marshall’s smash 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. She was also bestowed the Fred Astaire Award and the Broadway.com Audience Favorite Award.
Foster will star alongside Tony, Olivier & BAFTA Award winner Robert Lindsay as Moonface Martin, Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal, 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.”
Featuring a full company of over 50 including a full-sized orchestra and 14 tap dancing sailors, this new production will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Marshall. The Broadway revival was nominated for nine Tony Awards and 10 Drama Desk Awards, winning Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography at both ceremonies.
With music and lyrics by Porter and the original book by 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’.