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TriStar Pictures cast:
SHIRLEY MACLAINE as Ouiser, OLYMPIA DUKAKIS as Clairee, SALLY FIELDS as
M'Lynn, JULIA ROBERTS as Shelby, DARYL HANNAH as Annelle,
and DOLLY PARTON as Truvy
Music & Lyrics by
Original Book by
& GUY BOLTON
and HOWARD LINDSAY
& RUSSEL CROUSE
New Book by
Music Direction by
JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE
January 15 - February 20, 2016
The S.S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically
colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer
and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker
who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt
(who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a
second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song,
dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win
the love of his life.
The original production of Anything Goes opened on Broadway in
the fall of 1934,
starring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney. Despite the Great Depression, the
show ran for a year, racking up 420 performances.
A revival, heavily revised and reworked, opened in 1987 at the Vivian
Beaumont Theatre. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Merman,
was Patti LuPone, another female powerhouse of the stage. The revival
ran for two years on Broadway and received 10 Tony Award nominations, taking
home the trophy for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a
Musical (Bill McCutcheon), and Best Choreography.
Anything Goes' most recent Broadway bow was in 2011 when Roundabout
Theatre Company produced the show with a star-studded cast including Laura
Osnes as Hope, Sutton Foster as Reno, and Joel Grey as Moonface Martin.
The revival was scheduled to run from April through July for a limited
engagement. However, the show was so popular, the run was extended
three times before it finally closed after over 550 performances. Like
the 1987 revival before it, Roundabout's production won the Tony Awards for
Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography. Foster also took home
the Tony for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Anything Goes is always a crowd favorite, with its memorable songs by
legendary composer Cole Porter and its zany cast of characters. Join
Way Off Broadway as it embarks on its 2016 with this funfilled musical romp
across the Atlantic.
Due to the nature of
theatrical bookings, all shows and dates are subject to chenge.