The smash hit musical Anything Goes, starring Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, will sail onto Australian cinema screens for two days only on Sunday March 27 and Wednesday March 30 in a live recording filmed at London’s renowned Barbican Theatre.
The musical just received 9 Olivier Award nominations including Best Musical Revival, Best Director, Best Theatre Choreographer. Filmed live during the show’s 15 week residency at the Barbican Theatre, London during 2021, this new five star production of the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway royalty Sutton Foster reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney.
Alongside Sutton Foster is three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family) as Moonface Martin, Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life) as Evangeline Harcourt and beloved West End Legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago) as Elisha Whitney. The production also stars two Australian performers, WAAPA Graduate and experienced West End performer Vivien Carter who was the understudy to Sutton Foster’s Reno and Robbie McMillan originally from Queensland as one of the multi-talented ensemble members.
“I’ve watched Sutton Foster perform since I was about 10. I’m tapping next to her and we have jokes on stage—It’s quite a shock for me—it’s shocking (which is also a lyric in the production) that I’m in a show with this calibre of people,” said Robbie McMillan.
“The reason why the show did so well I think, honestly is because the amount of talent they had to choose from was vast as nobody was working [due to Covid-19]. They could pick the best people for these roles—which is why I’m so elated to be involved,” added Robbie.
Prior to his role in Anything Goes, Robbie moved to London in 2017 and quickly made waves in other West End theatre productions including CATS (Mistoffelees), Chess, Flashdance, Guys and Dolls and White Christmas.
Robbie first began his professional career as a ballet dancer with Queensland Ballet in 2009. He joined the Australian Dance Collective (formerly Expressions Dance Company) as associate in 2013 before travelling the world for three years dancing for several cruise lines including Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises. He has a fantastic and supportive family who have promoted his love of performance from an early age.
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