Stephanie J. Block in Anything Goes - Photo by Joan Marcus" width="200" height="289">Roundabout Theatre Company announced tonight that Stephanie J. Block will return as "Reno Sweeney" to the 2011 Tony® Award winning musical comedy Anything Goes on March 15, 2012, replacing Sutton Foster in the iconic role.
Sutton Foster will depart March 11th to begin filming ABC Family's new drama series "Bunheads." (She was previously announced to perform through April 29th.) Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey will continue to perform the role of "Moonface Martin" through April 29th. Tickets are on-sale through Sunday, September 9th, 2012. Block recently covered the role of Reno for three weeks in November of 2011.
Roundabout Theatre Company's Anything Goes will perform on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" between 12:35AM-1:35AM Thursday night. Tune in to see Sutton Foster and company members from Anything Goes perform the tap dancing finale of Act 1!
Anything Goes has won the following Awards: three Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster) and Best Choreography (Kathleen Marshall); five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), Outstanding Set Design (Derek McLane) and Outstanding Sound Design (Brian Ronan); four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Adam Godley); A Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer on Broadway (Sutton Foster).
The cast currently features John McMartin as "Elisha Whitney", Julie Halston as "Evangeline Harcourt." Colin Donnell as "Billy Crocker", Erin Mackey as "Hope Harcourt," Robert Petkoff as "Lord Evelyn Oakleigh,"Jessica Stone as "Erma," Walter Charles as "Captain," Robert Creighton as "Purser," Andrew Cao as "Luke," and Raymond J. Lee as "John."Additional cast members include Lawrence Alexander, Leslie Becker, Brandon Bieber, Ward Billeisen, Daniel J. Edwards, Kearran Giovanni, Justin Greer, Derek Hanson, Tari Kelly, Michelle Loucadoux, Shina Ann Morris, Kevin Munhall, Mary Michael Patterson, Hayley Podschun, Brandon Rubendall, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Vanessa Sonon.