Anything Goes is coming to London in 2021, it’s been announced.
A new revival production will play at the Barbican Centre from July with Megan Mullally and Robery Lindsay leading the cast. Tickets are on sale now here.
Making her West End debut, Emmy-award winning Will & Grace star Megan Mullally will play Reno Sweeney with Olivier Award and Tony-Award winner Robert Lindsay as Moonface Martin.
They will be joined by Felicity Kendal as Evangeline Harcourt and Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney.
They will be joined by Samuel Edwards (Les Misérables, Wicked) as Billy Crocker, alongside Nicole-Lily Baisden (The Book of Mormon, Let’s Face The Music) as Hope Harcourt, Carly Mercedes Dyer (West Side Story, Chicago) as Erma and Haydn Oakley (A Christmas Carol, An American in Paris) as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh with further casting is to be announced in due course.
The show, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter is scheduled to play a limited season between 23 July and 17 October 2021.
Kathleen Marshall will direct, reimagining her 2011 Broadway revival of the show which won three Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography for Marshall.
Also on the creative team are Tony-winning set designer Derek McLane, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Simon Baker, and music supervisor Stephen Ridley.
A teaser for the production reads:
All aboard for this saucy and splendid major new production of Cole Porter and P. G. Wodehouse’s classic musical of pure escapism, Anything Goes. Featuring a joyful, gold-plated score of theatre’s most memorable standards, including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘You’re the Top’, ‘It’s De- Lovely!’ and Anything Goes, it’s everything you want a big Broadway musical to be and more!
It’s Bon Voyage on the S.S America but it’s not all smooth sailing as they head out to sea; etiquette is cast off through the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to find true love. Their journey proves that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing and dancing sailors, a comical disguise, a farcical blackmail, delightful double-entendres, and some timeless good fun!
The original musical was written by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse and later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.