If you can’t make it to New York to see Sutton Foster on Broadway in the classic musical “The Music Man,” don’t worry. You can always catch her at the local movie theater in another classical musical.
A clip of the two-time Tony Award winner leading the cast of a hugely successful London cast in Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” will hit more than 700 cinemas across the US in two days – March 27 and March 30. Tickets on sale now.
Foster told the Associated Press: “It’s going to be really fun to be able to watch it with my daughter. “And then when I give it to my grandchildren one day, they’ll say, ‘Wow, grandma, you really can kick! ”
The musical, which revolves around a transatlantic ship with a frenetic combination of characters, stars Foster alongside three-time award-winning Olivier and Tony-winning Robert Lindsay. It highlights some of Porter’s best songs, including “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
The on-screen version was captured in three performances last summer at the Barbican Theater and was directed and choreographed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall. The film, distributed by Trafalgar Releasing, was shown to a wide audience in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“I am delighted to share with audiences this wonderful musical comedy featuring an outstanding cast, wonderful orchestra and incredible creative team,” Marshall said in a statement. . “We hope audiences across the United States will join us for this exciting and romantic ride.”
In addition to Foster as Reno Sweeney and Lindsay as Moonface Martin, the cast includes 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.
Foster landed one of her Tonys on Broadway in 2011 under Marshall’s guidance and made her West End debut, a dream she’d long cherished. She replaced Megan Mullally, who had to withdraw from the show due to injury.
“I’m really scared to watch it again because it’s such a great, positive thing that I did 10 years ago. But then I just thought, ‘I have to say, yes. I have to do this. I have to get back on stage. ‘”
She’s reprising the role – London theater restarts faster than Broadway after COVID-19 shutdown – and has returned to New York to star opposite Hugh Jackman in the revival of ” The Music Man” on Broadway. Both performers returned after contracting the virus.
“I hope to have matured a lot in 10 years, and I think of myself as a different performer, even a mother. It was really exciting to bring 10 years of life experience to Reno,” she said. “It’s nice to be able to have a bit of life experience to spice up her color scheme.”
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https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/anything-goes-to-steam-into-u-s-movie-theaters-in-spring/3106578/ ‘Anything Goes’ hits US cinemas this spring – NBC10 Philadelphia