The new Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, ANYTHING GOES, will make its Austin premiere December 9 – 14 as part of the Lexus Broadway in Austin at Texas Performing Arts.
ANYTHING GOES, the 1934 musical comedy about the lovers, liars and clowns on a transatlantic cruise is “a daffy, shipshape romp!” – Variety.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.
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, ANYTHING GOES sails to Bass Concert Hall under the direction of Sean McKnight and Jennifer Savelli. McKnight and Savelli will recreate the original direction and choreography by Kathleen Marshall, who won the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Choreography. Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s production, The New York Times calls it “a zesty new revival with knockout numbers and white-hot dancing” while the APexclaims that it’s, “so delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!”
ANYTHING GOES features music and lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. The creative team includes music direction by Robbie Cowanwith additional orchestrations by Bill Elliot, original scenic design byDerek McLane coordinated by James Kronzer, original costumes byMartin Pakledinaz coordinated by Jimm Halliday, lighting design byAnthony Pearson and sound design by David Bullard.
Cole Porter’s roundup of nostalgic hits in the production include “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and, of course “Anything Goes.”
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