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Anything Goes: Julie Halston and Robert Petkoff to join cast

Julie Halston is to assume the role of 'Evangeline Harcourt' from Kelly Bishop on 17 Jan 2012 and Robert Petkoff the role of 'Lord Evelyn Oakleigh' from original cast member Adam Godley from 13 Jan 2012 in the Roundabout's Tony Award-winning revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes.

Julie Halston's Broadway credis include 'Twentieth Century,' 'Gypsy,' 'Hairspray,' 'The Women' and 'The Man Who Came to Dinner.' Her many Off-Broadway credits include 'Olive and the Bitter Herbs,' 'The Divine Sister,' 'Chasing Manet,' etc., TV credits include: 'The Battery's Down' and 'The Class.'

Robert Petkoff has appeared on Broadway in 'Ragtime,' 'Spamalot' and 'Fiddler on the Roof.' In the West End he has starred in 'The Royal Family' (with Dame Judi Dench). Off-Broadway credits: 'Happiness' and 'More Stately Mansions.' Film: "Milk & Money," "Loverboy" and "Game Day."

Anything Goes: 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.

Directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on 7 Apr 2011, following previews from 10 Mar 2011, where it is booking through to 29 Apr 2012.

The musical opened to mostly excellent reviews: Zesty new revival (NY Times); Pure, old-school magic (NY Post); What can you say about perfection? (Back Stage); An enjoyable cruise to musical comedy heaven (Newsroom Jersey).

Anything Goes won three 2011 Tony Awards: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster) and Best Choreography (Kathleen Marshall).

The musical's principal cast currently features Sutton Foster (Reno Sweeney), Joel Grey (Moonface Martin), Colin Donnell (Billy Crocker), Adam Godley (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), Erin Mackey (Hope Harcourt), Jessica Stone (Erma), Walter Charles (Captain), Robert Creighton (Purser), Andrew Cao (Luke), Raymond J. Lee (John), John McMartin (Elisha Whitney) and Kelly Bishop (Evangeline Harcourt).

Anything Goes' music & lyrics are by Cole Porter, original book is by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. The revival features a new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

The creative team includes Bill Elliott (Additional Orchestrations), Rob Fisher (Musical Director) and David Chase (Dance Arranger). The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (Lights) and Brian Ronan (Sound).

Anything Goes premiered on Broadway on 21 Nov 1934 at the Alvin Theatre, starring Ethel Merman, directed by Howard Lindsay and choreographed by Robert Alton.

The first Broadway revival of Anything Goes premiered on Broadway on 19 Oct 1987 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and won the Tony Award for best revival. It starred Patti LuPone, with direction by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Michael Smuin.

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