Alex Young will star in a new London production of Arthur Laurents’ and Stephen Sondheim’s 1964 musical Anyone Can Whistle.
Set in a fictional town where the government controls everything, even the miracles, this fast paced and off-the-wall musical is as hilarious as it is subversive.
Alex Young (she/her) will play the rich and greedy Mayoress Cora Hoover Hooper, who is hated by her people, with further casting to be announced.
Anyone Can Whistle’ opened on Broadway in the 1963/64 season, where it played for only 9
performances before generating a now-revered original cast recording (featuring Lee Remick, Harry Guardino and Angela Lansbury in her Broadway musical debut), and going on to develop a huge following.
Its score has generated several standards, including ‘There Won’t be Trumpets’, ‘Everybody Says Don’t’, ‘With So Little to Be Sure Of’, and the wistful title song.
Alex Young was last seen at Southwark Playhouse as Marge in ‘Promises, Promises’. Her recent credits include Amalia Balash in ‘She Loves Me’ (Sheffield Crucible) and Nellie Forbush in ‘South Pacific’ (Chichester Festival Theatre).
Anyone Can Whistle is at Southwark Playhouse 1 April – 7 May 2022.