Anything Goes on Broadway

September 22, 2011

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Anything Goes

Book by Bolton, Lindsay et al
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter

Anything Goes


This is one of those classic American musicals.  The kind of thing my parents would see when they came into the city back in the day – that would be the 1950’s and 1960’s – and see things like “Oklahoma” and “The King and I” and all those iconic shows.  The kind of show anyone anywhere gets into their head when they think “Broadway Musical”.

Now, as this was written by Cole Porter and debuted on Broadway back in 1934, it’s a bit older than those shows…but it has all the elements you think of when you think of those:  memorable songs, great dance numbers and with the witty lyrics of Cole Porter, to boot.  And for my dad – lots of tap dancing…how he loves a tap-dancing chorus girl!  *smile* Add in some mistaken-identity gambits, a gangster, a moll and a happy ending and you know what Anything Goes is all about.

This is the kind of show that works for everybody.  No worries that Great Aunt Gilda who’s visiting from Wichita will be shocked or that your client may be offended by the subject matter.  It’s fun, it’s well-done and you’ll walk out humming a classic tune such as “It’s De-Lovely”, “I Get a Kick Out of You” or, of course, “Anything Goes”


Stephen Sondheim Theatre
124 West 43rd Street
Between 6th & 7th Avenues
Open-Ended Run

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