The final two weeks of performances begin today for Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes. Scheduled to run through August 5th, the musical must end on Sunday, July 8th, 2012. Directed & choreographed by 2011 Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes is playing on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).
"We had hoped sales would pick up in reaction to announcing the final eight weeks, but unfortunately the reaction was not significant enough," says Artistic Director Todd Haimes. "The production will play its final performance on Sunday, July 8th, 2012. I am so proud of Kathleen Marshall's magnificent production and am very grateful to the company for maintaining its quality for over 500 performances."
The original limited engagement subscription run opened on April 7, 2011 and was scheduled to run for 19 weeks. It went on to be extended three times through July 8, 2012 and Anything Goes recently celebrated its 500th performance on Broadway. This acclaimed production marks the second longest Broadway run in Roundabout's history, following its beloved revival of Cabaret.
Roundabout Theatre Company's national tour of Anything Goes, starring Rachel York, begins in October 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio and will continue on to over 20 additional cities in 2012-2013.
Anything Goes won three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography (Kathleen Marshall); five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall); four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall) and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical.
The production currently stars Stephanie J. Block as "Reno Sweeney" and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as "Moonface Martin."
Critics have called Anything Goes "a zesty new revival with knockout numbers & white-hot dancing" (New York Times); "musical-comedy bliss!" (Daily News) and "For any lover of live musical theater, Anything Goes sends meteoric thrills streaking across our field of vision for days to come" (New York Magazine). Vogue has said "Roundabout Theater Company's buoyant production of Anything Goes has a lot going for it: indelible Cole Porter standards, whose gleaming melodies and perfectly wrought, effortlessly urbane lyrics are still the top and Kathleen Marshall's Busby Berkeley /Fred and Ginger–era dance numbers" and Vanity Fair has said "I can't imagine there's a better show in New York right now than the revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes."
Anything Goes features music & lyrics by Cole Porter, an original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse and 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).