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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

by Cole Porter, Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse

Comedy, Classic, Dance

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Anything Goes

Anything Goes




A Cole Porter classic musical full of tap numbers, campy jokes and hummable songs.


Story:

Aboard the S.S. American are Billy Crocker, a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who in turn is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, nightclub singer and former evangelist Reno Sweeney, and Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin, who is posing as a minister. A series of comical mistaken identities ensues as the passengers and crew sing and dance their way across the Atlantic.


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Composer

Composer
Cole Porter

Librettist

Librettist
Guy Bolton

Librettist

Librettist
P.G. Wodehouse

Librettist

Librettist
Howard Lindsay

Librettist

Librettist
Russel Crouse



  • Premiere
  • 1987
  • 2002
  • 2010
  • 1936 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Alvin Theatre, 46th Street Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 21, 1934
Total Performances
420
Original Cast
Ethel Merman, Mickey Deems, Barbara Lang, Hal Linden, Kenneth Mars, Eileen Rodgers
Director
Howard Lindsay
Choreographer
Robert Alton
Scenic Design
Donald Oenslager

1987 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 19, 1987
Total Performances
784
Original Cast
Patti LuPone, Bill McCutcheon, Howard McGillin, Rex Everhart, Anne Francine, Anthony Heald, Kathleen Mahony-Bennett
Director
Jerry Zaks
Choreographer
Michael Smuin
Musical Director
Edward Strauss
Orchestrations
Michael Gibson
Scenic Design
Tony Walton
Costume Design
Tony Walton
Lighting Design
Paul Gallo

2002 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 1, 2002
Total Performances
1
Original Cast
Patti LuPone, Howard McGillin, John Cunningham, Boyd Gaines, Linda Hart, Kaitlin Hopkins, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael McGrath, Brad Anderson
Director
Robert Longbottom
Choreographer
Robert Longbottom
Musical Director
David Chase
Orchestrations
Michael Gibson
Scenic Design
Tony Walton
Costume Design
Tony Walton
Lighting Design
Phil Monat

2010 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Opening Night
April 7, 2010
Total Performances
521
Original Cast
Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Jessica Walter, John McMartin, Colin Donnell, Adam Godley, Laura Osnes, Jessica Stone, Walter Charles, Robert Creighton, Andrew Cao, Raymond J. Lee
Director
Kathleen Marshall
Choreographer
Kathleen Marshall
Producer
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Gene Feist: Founding Director)
Musical Director
James Lowe
Orchestrations
Michael Gibson and Bill Elliott
Scenic Design
Derek McLane
Costume Design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design
Brian Ronan

1936 Film Version

Movie Name
Anything Goes
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Lewis Milestone
Screenplay
Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse
Starring
Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, Ida Lupino, Grace Bradley, Arthur Treacher, Robert McWade, Richard Carle, Margaret Dumont





CDs

CD
2011 Broadway Cast Album

CD
1987 Broadway Cast Album

CD
1962 Off-Broadway Cast Album

CD
2003 London Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


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Merchandise




1988 Theatre World Award Nominations

Linda Hart

1988 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Bill McCutcheon
Best Choreography
Best Actor in a Musical - Howard McGillin
Best Actress in a Musical - Patti LuPone
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Anthony Heald
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design

1988 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival
Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Patti LuPone
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Howard McGillin
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Anthony Heald
Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Bill McCutcheon
Outstanding Orchestration
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Set Design

2011 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Sutton Foster
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Adam Godley
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2011 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Sutton Foster
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Colin Donnell
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Laura Osnes
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Adam Godley
Outstanding Costume Design

2011 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Revival of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Colin Donnell
Distinguished Performance Award - Sutton Foster

2011 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Sutton Foster
Oustanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Adam Godley

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