Cole Porter’s Anything Goes launches national tour

All aboard! The Broadway train is leaving the station. The hit musical Anything Goes is gearing up for a cross-country tour. Now fans everywhere can enjoy performances of “You’re the Top” and “I Get a Kick Out of You,” from the comfort of their own city.

After dominating Broadway, the Tony award-winning musical Anything Goes is tackling the nation. On Monday, Roundabout Theatre Company announced plans for a national tour of the Cole Porter revival. The cast will sing and dance across more than 25 cities starting next fall.

Anything Goes

RTC artistic director Todd Haimes released a statement regarding the production’s big move.

“It is important as an institutional theatre to help great work get seen by a wider audience. While New York audiences and visitors will continue to have the opportunity to see Anything Goes on Broadway, I am thrilled to be able to follow-up Roundabout’s successful national tour of Twelve Angry Men with Anything Goes, an equally extraordinary theatrical experience. There is so much pride in being able to share the work of Roundabout with audiences around the country and in their home towns.”

Anything Goes wraps its Broadway run in late-April before taking a hiatus and hitting the road. According to Playbill, it will make its national debut in October at the Playhouse Square in Cleveland. The cross-country tour will include stops in most major markets including Los Angeles.

The play is directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, who won a Tony Award earlier this year for Best Choreography.

Anything Goes was originally written and produced by Cole Porter in 1934. The story centers on the misadventures of passengers aboard a transatlantic ocean liner.

The 2011 Broadway revival currently stars Sutton Foster (Tony award winner for Best Leading Actress in a Musical) and Joel Grey (Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner for Cabaret). But as of now, no cast has been announced for the national tour.

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