Broadway star Sutton Foster is returning to the role of Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre this summer after Megan Mullally suffered an injury
Broadway star Sutton Foster is to reprise her Tony Award-winning role of Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes in London this summer, replacing Megan Mullally.
After playing the role on Broadway in 2011, she has stepped in after Mullally suffered a short-term injury. Anything Goes will run for a limited period at the Barbican Theatre from 23 July until October.
Foster said: “I have been looking forward to performing on the West End for a long time and I am thrilled to be making my debut by revisiting the iconic role of Reno Sweeney. I am so excited to get back on stage and feel grateful to be a part of welcoming London audiences back to the theatres this summer.”
This new production will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall who also directed Foster in the Broadway revival.
Foster will star alongside Robert Lindsay as Moonface Martin, Felicity Kendal as Evangeline Harcourt, Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney, Samuel Edwards as Billy Crocker, Nicole-Lily Baisden as Hope Harcourt, Haydn Oakley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh and Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erma.
Mullally said: “I am heartbroken to miss the opportunity to work on this amazing classic musical with Kathleen Marshall and the whole gang, but my body has informed me (mainly while at tap class) that I need to have a few rods replaced before I can get back onstage. Hopefully, that will be as soon as possible.”
Anything Goes will boast a full company of over 50 including a full-sized orchestra and 14 tap-dancing sailors. Originally staged in 1934, it features music and lyrics by Cole Porter and an original book by PG Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, which was revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.