PREVIEW: Anything Goes, Barbican Theatre

A new production of the musical is set to open for previews from the 5th June.

It has been confirmed that Cole Porter and PG Wodehouse’s musical will be revived at the Barbican Theatre from May 2021. The production will be directed by Kathleen Marshall, who directed and choreographed the 2011 revival.

The musical is set on the SS Americana and follows the stories of two pairings who are attempting to find love on the sea. It features memorable songs such as “I Get A Kick Out of You”, “You’re the Top”, “It’s De- Lovely!” and “Anything Goes”.

Meanwhile, the cast for the production is set to be led by Megan Mullally and Robert Lindsay.

Megan Mullally is best known for her performance as Karen Walker in the hit TV sitcom Will and Grace and is making her London debut in this production of Anything Goes in the role of Reno Sweeney in the piece.

Robert Lindsay will be playing the role of Moonface Martin in this revival. His previous stage credits include Me and My Girl, Oliver! and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Anything Goes originally premiered on Broadway in 1934, opening in the West End the following year. Previous productions of the musical have starred the likes of Elaine Paige, Bernard Cribbins, Caroline O’Connor, Sutton Foster and Joel Grey. It has also been adapted twice for the cinema and twice won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival – in both 1988 and 2011.

As well as being directed by Kathleen Marshall, the creative team for this production is set to include set designer Derek McLane, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Simon Baker and musical supervisor Stephen Ridley.

Anything Goes will play at the Barbican Theatre from the 5th June until the 22nd August 2021. To book tickets click here or visit: Love, Encore Tickets, Theatre Tickets, London Theatre Direct or Last

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