Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Stephanie J. Block will join the Tony® Award winning company of Anything Goes performing the role of "Reno Sweeney" while Sutton Foster is filming a television pilot for 2-3 weeks in November. Specific performance dates will be announced shortly on www.anythinggoesonbroadway.com.
Directed and choreographed by 2011 Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Stephanie J. Block will step into the role opposite Joel Grey as "Moonface Martin."
Stephanie J. Block was most recently seen on Broadway in 9 To 5: The Musical. Her portrayal of "Judy Bernly" earned her a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She is best known for her portrayal as "Elphaba" in the Broadway company of Wicked and for creating the roles of "Grace O'Malley" in The Pirate Queen and Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman).
Anything Goes is currently playing on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). A new block of tickets recently went on-sale through April 29th, 2012.
Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; 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).
The cast currently features John McMartin as "Elisha Whitney," Kelly Bishop as "Evangeline Harcourt," Colin Donnell as "Billy Crocker", Adam Godley as "Lord Evelyn Oakleigh," Erin Mackey as "Hope Harcourt," 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 Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Daniel J. Edwards, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Tari Kelly, Michelle Lookadoo, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Mary Michael Patterson, Adam Perry, Hayley Podschun, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.