Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Little Bit of Broadway

Anything Goes
2011 Revivial Cast

In 1934, Cole Porter wrote one of the best Broadway musicals of all time. Anything Goes is very 1930’s musical theater – complete with amazing tap numbers, campy jokes, unlikely happy endings and eminently hummable songs. It’s been filmed (twice), is a popular musical for schools and community theater, and has been revived several times. The most recent revival is currently on Broadway, wowing folks with a crew of singing sailors, some exotic disguises and some good old-fashioned blackmail. So let’s board the S.S. American as she sets sail for England, and join the 2011 Tony Award winning cast for Anything Goes.

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse

Reno Sweeney: Sutton Foster
Moonface Martin: Joel Grey
Evangeline Harcourt :Kelly Bishop
Elisha Whitney: John McMartin
Billy Crocker: Colin Donnell
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh: Adam Godley
Hope Harcourt: Erin Mackey

Here's some of Cole Porter's songs...

Anything Goes - Cole Porter (recorded 1934)
From This Moment On - Lena Horne (recorded 1956)
Don't Fence Me In - Roy Rogers (recorded 1952)
Night and Day - Esquivel and his Orchestra (recorded 1958)

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