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Anything Goes now booking to 29 Apr 2012

The 2011 Tony Award-winning Best Musical revival Anything Goes has extended its booking period. The show, playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, is now selling tickets through to 29 Apr 2012.

Directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on 7 Apr 2011, following previews from 10 Mar 2011, for a limited engagement that was originally scheduled to close on 31 Jul 2011.

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: 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.

The musical currently stars 2011 Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as 'Reno Sweeney' and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as 'Moonface Martin.'

The cast also features Colin Donnell as 'Billy Crocker,' Adam Godley 'Lord Evelyn Oakleigh,' Erin Mackey as 'Hope Harcourt,' Jessica Stone as 'Erma,' Walter Charles as 'Captain,' Robert Creighton as 'Purser,' Andrew Cao as 'Luke,' Raymond J. Lee as 'John,' John McMartin as 'Elisha Whitney' and Kelly Bishop as '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.

Joel Grey (Moonface Martin) and Sutton Foster (Reno Sweeney) More production Photographs

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