ANYTHING GOES Starring Sutton Foster hits US theaters in March
Anything Goes, starring Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, will be screened across the United States for two days only on Sunday March 27 and Wednesday March 30 in a live taping filmed at the famous Barbican Theater in London. Tickets are on sale now at anygoesmusicalcinema.com
Presented by the Barbican and filmed live in London during the show’s 15-week residency at the theater in summer 2021, this five-star major new production of the classic musical features an all-star cast led by famed Broadway royalty Sutton Foster reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney alongside three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family) as Moonface Martin, Felicity Kendal ( The Good Life), winner of the Evening Standard Theater Award, as Evangeline Harcourt and beloved West End legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago) as Elisha Whitney.
With a cast of 50 actors and one of the finest ensembles to appear on the London stage, including tap-dancing sailors and a life-size orchestra, this critically acclaimed production “immediately joins the pantheon of great Renaissance classics. music” (Daily Telegraph).
ANYTHING GOES hit UK cinemas in November to the delight of musical theater fans across the country. The release earned instant box office success as the highest-grossing Event Cinema release in the theatrical space for 2021.
When the American SS sets sail, etiquette and convention spill out the portholes as two unlikely couples embark on the path to true love… proving that sometimes fate needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, comedic disguise and good old blackmail. This hilarious musical adventure across the Atlantic, directed by multi-award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, features Cole Porter’s cheerful score, including I Get A Kick Out of You, You’re the Top and the show which stops Anything Goes. ANYTHING GOES will take you back to the golden age of high society on the seas from the comfort of your movie theater chair.
ANYTHING GOES has music and lyrics by Cole Porter, an original book by PG Wodehouse & Guy Bolton with Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse and a new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. The musical also stars Samuel Edwards (Les Miserables/Wicked) as Billy Crocker, Nicole-Lily Baisden (The Book of Mormon/Let’s Face The Music) as Hope Harcourt, Haydn Oakley (A Christmas Carol / An American in Paris) as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh and Carly Mercedes Dyer (West Side Story/Chicago) as Erma.
Producer Howard Panter says: “The glorious production of Anything Goes, directed by Kathleen Marshall, multiple Tony Award winner, is not to be missed. The success of British cinema demonstrates a real appetite for musicals on the big screen. Spectacular supporting company, the glorious set design, the jaw-dropping choreography and direction, and of course the wonderful music – this is truly “the show of the year”. I’m thrilled the show can be enjoyed by an even wider audience with this special two-day U.S. theatrical release.”
Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing, said, “We are delighted to be working with our partners across the Trafalgar Entertainment Group to bring this entertaining and uplifting five-star musical to US cinemas. Musical theater has a proven track record of box office success on the big screen, and with its star-studded cast, spectacular dance routines and instantly recognizable songs, Anything Goes is the perfect production to bring laughter and joy to the cinema audience.
Sutton Foster said: “I was thrilled to have been able to revisit Reno while playing Anything Goes in London in the fall with an amazing new cast, crew and orchestra. Now I’m thrilled to be able to share it with her. and this joyful musical more widely with audiences in theaters across the U.S. this spring. I’m so proud to have been part of a production that brings joy and laughter to audiences the way Anything Goes and I am extremely grateful that this production is being shared in theaters across the United States, especially at a time when I am back on a Broadway stage.”
Director and choreographer Kathleen Marhsall says: “I am so thrilled that the film from our West End production of Anything Goes is coming to the US this spring! I’m so excited to share with the public this wonderful musical featuring our stellar cast, incredible orchestra and incredible creative team. We hope audiences across America will join us on this delightful and romantic voyage!”
This film is produced under special agreement with Universal Theatrical Group.