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Roundabout's ANYTHING GOES Debuts #1 on Billboard

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{module ad_left_body}Ghostlight Records’ new Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony-Award winning production Anything Goes will debut at #1 on BILLBOARD’s Cast Album Chart!

The physical CD was released on September 20th and was feted on September 27th with a Barnes & Noble In-Store performance and CD signing, featuring Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Colin Donnell, Adam Godley and Laura Osnes, as well as an introduction by Kathleen Marshall.

The celebrated album features the stellar cast of this year’s best musical revival, and is available here:

The August 23rd digital release of the album hit #1 on iTUNES Soundtrack Chart, and to #17 on iTUNES Overall Album Chart.

Anchored by Tony Award Winning Best Actress Sutton Foster’s commanding performance, Anything Goes was also the winner of this year’s Drama Desk and Outer Circle Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.

The acclaimed Broadway production is a jubilant, smart and hilarious reimagining of the beloved Cole Porter classic. On the eagerly-awaited new recording, performances by Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster (Reno Sweeney), Tony® and Academy Award winner Joel Grey (Moonface Martin) and the entire Broadway cast are preserved as they sing Porter’s most memorable musical theatre 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 Album Producers are Joel Moss and Rob Fisher. Conductor and Associate Album Producer is James Lowe. Kurt Deutsch is Executive Producer of the album. The cast album was recorded in June of 2011 at MSR Studios in New York City.  In addition to its digital and physical releases, the new cast album will also be available for purchase at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). The package includes liner notes by Melissa Rose Bernardo and a 36-page booklet of full-color photos and additional material.

More about the Roundabout Theatre Company Production:

The new Broadway production at Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall.  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). James Lowe is Music Director/Conductor.

The opening night cast featured Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as “Reno Sweeney,” Tony® and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin,” John McMartin as “Elisha Whitney”, Jessica Walter as “Evangeline Harcourt,” Colin Donnell as “Billy Crocker”, Tony® nominated Adam Godley as “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh,” Laura Osnes 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, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.

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.

This is the fifth time Sutton Foster has appeared on a Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom record.  Cast albums include Little Women and The Drowsy Chaperone.  Solo albums include the acclaimed CDs “Wish” and “An Evening with Sutton Foster – Live at the Café Carlyle.”

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).

Here is a video montage of production highlights:

Watch the cast perform “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” on CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman”:


Tickets are available by calling at  (212)239-620 / (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.

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.

This new Broadway Cast Recording is made possible by The Areté Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of R. Martin Chavez, Harry E. Gould, Jr., David and Mary Solomon, and the HRH Foundation.

The original Roundabout Theatre Company production of Anything Goes was sponsored by Bank of America.  The production was supported by Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with gifts from Marty and Perry Granoff, HRH Foundation, Ted and Mary Jo Shen, Peter and Leni May, Tom and Diane Tuft, The Kaplen Foundation, and one anonymous donor.  Roundabout gratefully acknowledges partial production underwriting from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of R. Martin Chavez. Major support provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. We thank the Henry Nias Foundation, courtesy of Dr. Stanley Edelman, for their support.

More about Sh-K-Boom / Ghostlight Records:

Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 100 records the last 10 years, featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s biggest stars. Founded by Kurt Deutsch and wife Sherie Rene Scott, the label was created by and for the Broadway community and has garnered acclaim not only for their high-quality recordings, but for their innovative marketing techniques and efforts to reach the next generation of Broadway music fans via iTunes, social networking, music videos and more. Ghostlight recently celebrated a major milestone with their release of The Book of Mormon, which became the first Broadway cast recording to break into Billboard’s Top 10 (topping out at #3) since the original 1969 release of Hair, as well as taking its place as the biggest-selling digital release of a cast recording of all time. Also just released on the label are the OCRs of Catch Me If You Can, Sister Act and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, as well as solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest stars: Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. In recent Broadway seasons, Ghostlight has preserved the scores of some of Broadway's most well-known musicals, including the Grammy Award-winning In the Heights, plus Next to Normal, Hair, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone. Coverage of their albums has ranged from Rolling Stone to USA TODAY to The New York Times, from Blender Magazine to Playbill to Billboard, and many more. The company is recognized for reinventing the musical theatre recording landscape, and creating a new type of ‘United Artists’ environment for Broadway producers and artists to participate in the funding and co-ownership of their albums.


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