One of the all-time greatest musicals Anything Goes, will open from 23 July at London’s Barbican Theatre this summer for a strictly limited 12 week season until 17 October.
This year’s must-see musical will star Emmy & SAG Award winner Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) who is making her West End musical debut as Reno Sweeney, and Tony, Olivier & 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, the Palladium Pantomimes) as Elisha Whitney. Tickets are on sale now.
Producer Sir Howard Panter said: “We’re delighted to announce that Anything Goes – which truly is one of the greatest musical comedies of all-time – will open this summer at London’s Barbican Theatre with a first preview on 23 July and playing through the Autumn until Sunday 17 October.
“Starring the incredible line-up of Megan Mullally, Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot, this show is the perfect tonic following the last year of theatre closures and we can’t wait to set sail!”
This lavish production of Cole Porter & P.G. Wodehouse’s classic musical, featuring a full company of over 50 including a full-sized orchestra and even 14 tap dancing sailors, will be directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall. Marshall’s Broadway production of Anything Goes was a major smash hit and 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.
Now Marshall, in her West End directing debut, will reinvent this glorious musical for London audiences this summer in what is set to be the definitive version of this timeless classic.
With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and the original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, Anything Goes will premiere at the Barbican Theatre from July to October and then embark on a UK tour.