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ANYTHING GOES National Tour Comes to the Ohio Theatre Tonight

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Columbus premiere tonight, February 3-8 as part of the PNC Broadway in Columbus Series.

Tickets for ANYTHING GOES start at $28 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase by phone, please call (866) 870-2717. Orders for groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling (614) 719-6900.

Ticket buyers are reminded that CAPA and Ticketmaster are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances at the Ohio Theatre. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Ohio Theatre is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

Emma Stratton will star as Reno Sweeney with Brian Krinsky as Billy Crocker. The principal cast also includes Tracy Bidleman as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Anthony Chan as John, Rachelle Rose Clark as Hope Harcourt, Michael R. Douglass as Elisha Whitney, Roy Flores as Luke, Kenny Francoeur as Purser, Richard Lindenfelzer as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Drew Martin as Captain, Mychal Phillips as Erma, and Dennis Setteducati as Moonface Martin.

The ensemble includes Willie Dee, Patrick Heffernan, Jamie Mills, Kaylee Olson, Gabriella Perez, Lexie Plath, Michael Santora, Bryan Seastrom, Katie Wilson Stewart, Annie Wallace, Boe Wank, and Bradley Allan Zarr.

Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, ANYTHING GOES sails to the Ohio Theatre 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 AP exclaims 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 Cowan with additional orchestrations by Bill Elliot, original scenic design by Derek McLane coordinated by James Kronzer, original costumes by Martin Pakledinaz coordinated by Jimm Halliday, lighting design by Anthony 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."

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 a 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.

ANYTHING GOES is produced by NETworks Presentations.

For more information, visit www.anythinggoesthemusical.com.

Photo credit: Jeremy Daniel



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