Tony Award Winning Musical “Anything Goes” Arrives in Australian Cinemas for Two Days Only this Month
The smash hit musical Anything Goes, starring Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, will sail onto Australian cinema screens for two days only on Sunday March 27 and Wednesday March 30 in a live recording filmed at London’s renowned Barbican Theatre.
Filmed during the summer of 2021, this major new five-star production of the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway royalty Sutton Foster reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney alongside three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay as Moonface Martin, Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal as Evangeline Harcourt and beloved West End Legend Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney. The production also stars two Australian performers, WAAPA Graduate and experienced West End performer Vivien Carter who was the understudy to Sutton Foster’s Reno and Robbie McMillan originally from Queensland as one of the multi-talented ensemble members.
Anything Goes received rave reviews from audiences and the UK media, describing it as ‘the show of the year’ (Daily Telegraph), ‘a joyously shipshape revival’ (The Observer), a ‘fizzing tonic for our times’ (The Guardian) and declaring it ‘immediately joins the pantheon of great classic musical revivals’ (Daily Telegraph).
Featuring a 50 strong cast and ensemble of the finest there is to offer on the London stage, this stunning production includes tap dancing sailors, a full-sized live orchestra, a heart-warming romance with spectacular dance routines and some of theatre’s most memorable songs.
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, a comical disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic, features Cole Porter’s joyful score, including “I Get A Kick Out of You”, “You’re the Top” and the show stopping “Anything Goes”.
Sutton Foster says: “I was thrilled to have been able to revisit Reno while performing Anything Goes in London in the fall with an amazing new cast, crew, and orchestra. Now I’m thrilled that I can share her and this joyous musical more widely with audiences at theaters in Australia this March, especially at a time when I am so grateful to be back performing on a Broadway stage.”
Director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall added, “I am so thrilled that the film of our West End production of Anything Goes is coming to Australia this spring! I’m so excited to share with movie audiences this wonderful musical comedy featuring our stellar cast, amazing orchestra and incredible creative team. We hope cinema audiences will join us for this delightful and romantic crossing!”
All aboard! Anything Goes will take you back to the Golden Age of high society on the seas from the comfort of your cinema seat. It will be showcased in cinemas around the world on March 27 and 30.
Tickets are on sale now for Anything Goes in Australian Cinemas here