Trafalgar Releasing is bringing the high-kicking London cast of Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes to more than 700 cinema screens across the U.S. for two days — March 27 and March 30.
The musical, centered on a ship crossing the Atlantic populated by a crazy mix of characters, stars Sutton Foster alongside three-time Olivier Award- and Tony Award-winner 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 version onscreen was captured over three performances last summer at the Barbican Theatre and is directed and choreographed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall. Trafalgar has already screened the musical to huge audiences in the U.K. and Ireland.
“I’m so excited to share with movie audiences this wonderful musical comedy featuring our stellar cast, amazing orchestra and incredible creative team,” Marshall said in a statement. “We hope audiences across America will join us for this delightful and romantic crossing.”
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 won one of her Tony’s playing the same role on Broadway in 2011 under Marshall's guidance and was making her West End debut, a dream she had long held. She replaced Megan Mullally, who had to withdraw from the show due to an injury.