Hello THAC Friends & Family!
As we anxiously await opening night, THAC is dedicating a series of blog posts with exclusive information surrounding the cast, crew, producers, designers, and director of our 2014 holiday production, Anything Goes! Stay tuned to the THAC BLOG for updates and fun facts surrounding this amazing production.
Directed by Nick Sugar
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman,
Originally Produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City
The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience. This show is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s magical scores, including It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night,Anything Goes, You’re The Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. It’s a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Title song (Anything Goes) was used on the TV show Glee in a mash-up with “Anything You Can Do” (Wikipedia.com)
- Anything Goes was filmed both in 1936 & 1956 (Wikipedia.com)
- The roles of Billy Crocker and Moonface Martin were originally written for the well-known comedy team, William Gaxton and Victor Moore (Wikipedia.com)
- Cole Porter wrote the majority of Anything Goes in the Rosecliff mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, while staying as a houseguest (Wikipedia.com)
- The original Broadway stage production of Anything Goes opened at the Alvin Theater in New York City on November 21, 1934 starring Ethel Merman and ran for 420 performances (imbd.com)
- Ethel Merman later starred in a TV production of Anything Goes with Frank Sinatra and Bert Lahr telecast live on Feb. 28, 1954: The Colgate Comedy Hour: Anything Goes (imbd.com)
Enjoy THAC’s YouTube Playlist featuring our favorite Anything Goes tunes:
listen to Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, & more!
THANK YOU to our Anything Goes sponsor: