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Julie Halston and Robert Petkoff Step Into Roundabout's ANYTHING GOES

The Roundabout Theatre Company


Julie Halston
to assume the role of “Evangeline Harcourt”
Robert Petkoff
to assume the role of “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh

in 2011 Tony® Award winning
on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

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Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announces Julie Halston (The Divine Sister) will assume the role of “Evangeline Harcourt” on Tuesday, January 17th & Robert Petkoff (Ragtime) will assume the role of “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh” on Friday, January 13th. 

{module ad_left_body}Roundabout Theatre Company presents the 2011 Tony® Award winning Anything Goes, starring 2011 Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as “Reno Sweeney” and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin.”

JULIE HALSTON (Evangeline Harcourt).  Julie Halston is one of New York’s busiest actresses. Well-known to theatre audiences, she  received a Drama Desk Nomination this year for her performance in Charles Busch’s comedy The Divine Sister. She has appeared in  many Broadway and Off-Broadway including Hairspray, Gypsy, The Twentieth Century (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Love Loss and What I Wore, The Vagina Monologues and numerous others. Miss Halston was a founding member of Mr. Busch’s now legendary theatre company, Theatre- in-Limbo and has co-starred with him in over ten productions including Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset (Drama Desk Nom) and Shanghai Moon. She recently was seen in his most recent Off-Bwy play Olive and the Bitter Herbs. In addition to theatre ,Miss Halston is known to television audiences as Bitsy Von Muffling from the smash hit “Sex and The City “, Tina Carmello from “The Class” and to younger audience members as Antigone Carruthers from “The Electric Company”. Although primarily an actress, Miss Halston has won awards for her solo comedy pieces which she has performed all over the US including Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. Her SRO solo show has been extended five times at NY’s famed Birdland Jazz Club. CBS developed a TV pilot based on her one woman show Julie Halston’s Lifetime of Comedy which she wrote and starred in for over six months Off-Bwy. She received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination for her writing. Along with co-author, Donna Daley, she wrote the critically acclaimed  book, “Monologues for Show-Offs” published by Heinemann Press. It is currently being used by many casting directors, acting teachers and universities as an important resource for actors and is now being developed as a dramatic piece. She lives in New York with her husband, Ralph Howard the anchorman for the Howard Stern news department.

ROBERT PETKOFF (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh).  Recently completed the run of Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre where he played the role of Buddy.  On Broadway he has appeared in: Ragtime, SpamalotFiddler on the RoofEpic Proportions. In the West End: The Royal Family (with Dame Judi Dench). Off-Broadway: HappinessMore Stately Mansions, The Blue Flower. Touring: Spamalot, Tantalus, Importance of Being Earnest (with Lynn Redgrave). Regional: title roles in Sunday in the Park With George, (After Dark award) Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet (Jeff Award Nominee), Troilus and Cressida, Compleat Female Stage Beauty. (Robby Award) Film: Milk & Money, Loverboy, Game Day. TV: “Chappelle's Show,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order,” Law & Order: SVU,”  “Hack,” “Quantum Leap,” “Married With Children,” “Mona”, “Liberace.”

Directed & choreographed by 2011 Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes will play through Sunday, April 29th, 2012 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).  It was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, July 31st, 2011.

The cast currently features John McMartin as “Elisha Whitney”, Kelly Bishop as “Evangeline Harcourt,” Colin Donnell as “Billy Crocker”, Adam Godley as “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh,” Erin Mackey as “Hope Harcourt,” Jessica Stone as “Erma,” Walter Charles as “Captain,” Robert Creighton as “Purser,” Andrew Cao as “Luke,” and Raymond J. Lee as “John.”Additional cast members include Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Margot De La Barre, Daniel J. Edwards, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Tari Kelly, Michelle Loucadoux, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Mary Michael Patterson, Adam Perry, Hayley Podschun, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Vanessa Sonon, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.

Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; New book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

The creative team includes Bill Elliott (Additional Orchestrations), Rob Fisher (Musical Director) and David Chase (Dance Arranger).  The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (Lights) and Brian Ronan (Sound).

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter’s musical romp across the Atlantic.  When the S.S. American heads out to sea, 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. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “You're the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” and “Anything Goes.”

Anything Goes has won the following Awards: three Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster) and Best Choreography (Kathleen Marshall); five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), Outstanding Set Design (Derek McLane) and Outstanding Sound Design (Brian Ronan); four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Adam Godley); A Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer on Broadway (Sutton Foster).

Ghostlight Records has released the new Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011 Tony® Award winning Broadway production Anything Goes. The cast album received a 2012 Grammy Nomination in the category of Best Musical Theatre Album.

The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes sets sail at Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare in October 2012.  Following its opening in Cleveland, Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes will cruise into more than 25 other cities during the 2012/2013 season including the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.  Additional cities and casting will be announced in the coming months.


Tickets are available by calling at (212)239-6200 / (800)432-7250 or online at Ticket prices range from $87-$137. Tickets can also be purchased at

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St).  

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visit or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.


Anything Goes plays Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry; Athol Fugard’s The Road To Meccastarring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino & Jim Dale, directed by Gordon Edelstein; John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold; Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress For Dinneradapted by Robin Hawdon, directed by John Tillinger; Mary Chase’s Harveystarring Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht & Charles Kimbrough, directed by Scott Ellis.  Roundabout’s Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, is currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
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