Fred Applegate, Erich Bergen and more are set for the forthcoming national tour of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes, joining previously announced star Rachel York. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the revival of Core Porter’s classic musical will begin its run in Cleveland, Ohio on October 2. The production will travel to over 21 cities, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Memphis, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Pittsburgh. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
In addition to York as Reno Sweeney, Applegate as Moonface Martin and Erich Bergen as Billy Crocker, Anything Goes features Jeff Brooks as Purser, Joyce Chittick as Erma, Alex Finke as Hope Harcourt, Dennis Kelly as Elisha Whitney, Vincent Rodriguez III as Luke, Marcus Shane as John, Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Edward Staudenmayer as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh and Chuck Wagner as Captain. The ensemble includes Jeremy Benton, Jacqueline Burtney, Jan Leigh Herndon, Kristie Kerwin, Gary Lindemann, Dionna Thomas Littleton, Michael Milton, Ashley Peacock, Bobby Pestka, Courtney Rottenberger, Vanessa Sonon, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Aaron Umsted, Mackenzie Warren, Sean Watkins, Audrey Cardwell, Alexandra Matteo, Sean McKnight, and Tony Neidenbach.
Anything Goes features a book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, and a new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. The 1934 musical comedy tells the story of the passengers aboard the S.S. American, a luxury cruise ship. On the voyage, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love—proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.
Applegate has appeared on Broadway in Sister Act, La Cage aux Folles, Young Frankenstein, The Producers and The Sound of Music. His film and TV credits include Georgia Rule, Spaced Invaders, Committed, Will & Grace and the 2005 film adaptation of The Producers.
Bergen appeared on Broadway in An American Daughter. His film and TV credits include Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl, Person of Interest and Franklin & Bash.