New casting has been announced for the return of the smash hit 2021 Barbican production of ANYTHING GOES, which returns for a UK tour this spring before sailing back to the Barbican Theatre for an eight-week return summer residency from 15 July to 3 September 2022.
The production will now star WhatOnStage Award Winner Kerry Ellis as Reno Sweeney and Olivier Award winner Denis Lawson as Moonface Martin, alongside Olivier Award Winner Simon Callow as Elisha Whitney and Bonnie Langford as Evangeline Harcourt.
Reprising their co-starring roles in this year’s UK tour and Barbican season are Samuel Edwards as Billy Crocker, Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erma (a role in which she is nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award this year), Nicole-Lily Baisden as Hope Harcourt, and Haydn Oakley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Further casting will be announced soon.
Last year ANYTHING GOES smashed multiple Box Office records at the Barbican Theatre including the single highest grossing performance week for a musical in the Barbican’s 39-year history and the highest sales across a weekend for a musical, as audiences flooded through the doors for the 15-week sold out season!
ANYTHING GOES has music and lyrics by Cole Porter, an original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton with Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse and a new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. This production is directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall.
The creative team includes: Derek McLane (Set Designer), Jon Morrell (Costume Designer), Hugh Vanstone (Lighting Designer), Jonathan Deans (Sound Designer), and Stephen Ridley (Music Supervisor).