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Anything Goes: Julie Halston plays Evangeline

Julie Halston plays 'Evangeline Harcourt' from 17 Jan 2012 in the Roundabout's Tony Award-winning revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes. Halstom assumes the role from Kelly Bishop who playewd her final performance on 15 Jan 2012.

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.'

Halston is the second new principal cast member to join the ensemble this month. On the 13 Jan 2012 Robert Petkoff assumed the role of 'Lord Evelyn Oakleigh' from original cast member Adam Godley.

The musical's principal cast now features Sutton Foster (Reno Sweeney), Joel Grey (Moonface Martin), Colin Donnell (Billy Crocker), Robert Petkoff (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 Julie Halston (Evangeline Harcourt).

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).

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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