NEW YORK (AP) — 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 still see her in your local theater in another classic musical.
A film recording of the two-time Tony Award-winner leading the London cast of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” hits more than 700 cinema screens, including one in Huntsville, across the US for two days – March 27 and March 30. Tickets are on sale now.
“It’s going to be really, really fun to be able to watch it with my daughter,” Foster told The Associated Press. “And then when I can show it to my grandkids one day, they’ll be like, ‘Wow, grandma, you could really kick it! “”
The musical, centering on a ship crossing the Atlantic populated by a crazy mix of characters, stars 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 on-screen version was captured over three performances last summer at the Barbican Theater and is directed and choreographed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall. The film, distributed by Liberation of Trafalgar, has already screened to large audiences in the UK and Ireland.
“I’m so excited to share with theater audiences this wonderful musical featuring our stellar cast, amazing orchestra and amazing creative team,” Marshall said in a statement. “We hope audiences across America will join us on this delightful and romantic journey.”
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 Tonys playing the same role on Broadway in 2011 under Marshall’s direction and was making her West End debut, a long-held dream. She replaced Megan Mullally, who had to pull out of the show due to injury.
“I was actually scared to see it again because it was such a positive and wonderful thing that I had done 10 years ago. But then I just thought, ‘I have to say, yes. I have to do I have to be back on stage.
She returned to the role – the London theater restarted faster than Broadway after the COVID-19 closures – and returned to New York to currently star alongside Hugh Jackman in a revival of ‘The Music Man’ on Broadway . The two artists are back after contracting the virus.
“I hope I’ve grown a lot in 10 years, and I think I’m a different performer, even as a mother. It was really interesting to bring 10 years of life experience to Reno,” says “It was nice to be able to have a little life experience to add to its color.”
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