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1989 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





 
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ANYTHING GOES
January 15 - February 20, 2016
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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. 

 
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