NEW YORK (AP) — If you can’t get to New York to see Sutton Foster on Broadway in the classic musical “The Music Man,” don’t worry. You can always catch him at your local movie theater in another classic musical.
A filmed recording of the two-time Tony Award winner leading the high-kicking London cast of Cole Porter’s romp “Anything Goes” hits more than 700 cinema screens across the US over two days – March 27 and March 30. Tickets are on sale now.
“It would be really fun to be able to watch it with my daughter,” Foster tells the Associated Press. “And then when I show it to my grandchildren someday, they’ll be like, ‘Wow, Grandma, you can really kick!
The musical, centered on a ship crossing the Atlantic populated by an insane 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 onscreen version was captured over three performances at the Barbican Theater last summer and is directed and choreographed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall. The film has already been screened to a large audience in the UK and Ireland.
“I’m so excited to share this amazing musical comedy with film audiences that includes our stellar cast, amazing orchestra and incredible creative team,” Marshall said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing audiences from across America join us for this delightful and romantic crossing.”
Reno Sweeney as Foster and Moonface Martin as Lindsay, Felicity Kendall as Evangeline Harcourt, Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney, Samuel Edwards as Billy Crocker, Nicole-Hope Harcourt as Lily Bison as Lord Evelyn Oakley, Hayden Oakley and Carly. Mercedes Dier as Erma.
Foster won a tone in 2011 playing a similar role on Broadway 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 injury.
“I was really scared to see it again because it was such a positive, wonderful thing that I did 10 years ago. But then I thought, ‘I have to say, yeah. I have to do it. I have to get back on stage.’ .'”
She returned to the role – London theaters resumed sooner than Broadway after the COVID-19 shutdown – and returned to New York to star in the revival of “The Music Man” on Broadway with Hugh Jackman currently Is. Both the actors are back after getting infected with the virus.
“I hope I’ve grown a lot in 10 years, and feel like I’m a different artist, even being a mom. Bringing 10 years of experience to Reno’s life It was really interesting,” she says. “It was nice to be able to have a little bit of life experience to add to her complexion.”
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