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Anyone Can Whistle - 2005 - Regional (US) Tickets, News, Info & More

A legendary cult show, this wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical satire points ahead to Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking work in the 1970s even as it keeps a foot firmly rooted in the musical theatre's "golden age."brbrAn absurdist fantasy by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim (two of the authors of "West Side Story" and "Gypsy") "Anyone Can Whistle" tells the story of a corrupt mayoress who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town (through the resulting pilgrim trade) and the ill-fated romance between the rational nurse out to expose the fraud and the easy-going doctor determined to enjoy the chaos it brings. In the end, the show delivers a poignant message about the importance of the individual in a conformist society-but not before aiming its still-relevant barbs at government, religion, science and anything else that stands in its way!brbrWith its circus-like atmosphere, "Anyone Can Whistle" features plenty of memorable, lovably cartoonish roles of all sizes. The dazzling, melodic Broadway-style score overflows with the youthful energy of experimentation, consisting of one showstopper after another, including two extensive ballets which provide opportunities for some inspired choreography.

Closing:August 27, 2005

Ravinia Theatre

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022
This fall, in collaboration with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Dramatists Guild will present two special programs that celebrate the legacy of acclaimed songwriter (and past Guild Council president) Stephen Sondheim, including his advocacy work on behalf of his fellow writers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance, the Tony Award-winning musical adapted by Rupert Holmes, with music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert and direction by Scott Ellis. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022
All new production photos have been released for HELP! WE ARE STILL ALIVE at Seven Dials Playhouse.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022
Amanda Green (Mr. Saturday Night), and composers Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years) and Tom Kitt (Almost Famous) will appear in conversation about Stephen Sondheim at the New York Public Library on October 17.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022
Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Emma Rice’s critically acclaimed Wuthering Heights, a reimagined version of Emily Brontë’s gothic masterpiece. Performances begin Friday, November 18 and continue through Sunday, January 1, 2023.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022
NENAproductions Theater Project is celebrating 20 years in residence at The Jersey Shore Arts Center with the 2022 - 2023 Theater Season. The upcoming season truly reflects what this theater company has set out to accomplish since its inception.
by Ricky Pope - Sep 27, 2022
Phillip Officer was a prevalent name in NYC cabarets in the 1990s and early 2000s. He made a name for himself on Broadway in the cast of the original SIDE SHOW. And his cabaret evenings were always highly regarded by critics and audiences alike. But as he explained this evening, in 2008 he packed everything he owned into several large bags and not quite knowing why boarded a plane to Las Vegas, a place he had never been, with the intent of starting a new life. His baggage was lost along the way. How’s that for a metaphor?
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 21, 2022
When Betsy Wolfe had to, unexpectedly, step out of the NEW YORK POPS UNDERGROUND gala benefit for the New York Pops PopsEd program, fellow Broadway alum Elizabeth Stanley stepped in and made a great night happen for everyone involved, from the organization planners to the patrons holding tickets.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022
All new rehearsal video has been released for HELP! WE ARE STILL ALIVE at Seven Dials Playhouse. Check out the video  by Callum Heinrich here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022
Elizabeth Stanley will now headline The New York Pops Underground cabaret on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 54 Below. Stanley will be singing selections from Songs for a New World, Bridges of Madison County, Jagged Little Pill, Company, A Little Night Music, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
Open up the curtain, Sondheim tonight! Vanessa Paradis & Dream Productions present Side By Side By Sondheim at The Triad Theater October 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm, and October 9 at 3:00 pm.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 9, 2022
Since his death in 2021, Stephen Sondheim and his canon of work have justifiably been on the hearts and minds of theater people from around the world, with revivals, retrospectives and remembrances filling the calendars of an amazing range of companies paying homage to the master of contemporary musical theater. Just in time for a new season of productions highlighting the Nashville theater calendar, Belmont University Musical Theatre has chosen the aptly named musical revue Sondheim on Sondheim to launch a two-show semester that honors the genius of the master while showcasing the talents of its roster of musical theater majors who continue to add luster to the program’s reputation.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2022
One of Australia's favourite performers of stage and screen, Hugh Sheridan, will star as Jonathan Larson in the much-loved rock musical.
by Michael Rabice - Oct 24, 2022
What did our critic think of Celebrating Sondheim with The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Musical Hall?
by Kristen Morale - Oct 21, 2022
You're gonna truly love tomorrow, and it starts with what you're doing tonight!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022
 54 BELOW will welcome Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie back after a previously sold-out 2022 run with her show Take Me to the World – The Songs of Stephen Sondheim. The Broadway legend will honor the great composer with song selections from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Anyone Can Whistle, and more.
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 15, 2022
Turner Classic Movies (TMC) will present a 12-film tribute to Angela Lansbury on November 21st. The 24-hour marathon will include some of her most memorable films including Gaslight and The Manchurian Candidate, as well as an airing of the 1982 filmed production of Sweeney Todd. Dame Angela Lansbury passed away on October 11, 2022, at the age of 96. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022
The Broadway community will honor the memory of Dame Angela Lansbury, the six-time Tony Award-winning actress. Ms. Lansbury passed away on October 11, 2022, at the age of 96.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022
Kimberly Akimbo begins previews on Broadway tonight, October 12, and officially opens November 10th. Meet the cast bringing this show to the stage here!
by - Oct 12, 2022
Today's top stories: Rest in Peace Angela Lansbury. The iconic Broadway and screen legend was 96 years old. Plus, A Strange Loop has announced its closing date, read the reviews for Guys and Dolls a the Kennedy Center, and more.
by HaleyJane Rose - Oct 12, 2022
The Broadway community has shared their grief, praise, and cherished memories of Angela Lansbury in the wake of her passing. Read them here. Read touching tributes and stories from Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Audra McDonald, and more here.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022
Dame Angela Lansbury has passed away at 96 Read our complete obituary here. Lansbury made her Broadway debut in 1957 in Hotel Paradiso, followed by A Taste of Honey (1960), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), and in Mame (1966), winning her first Tony. She was the star of 'Murder, She Wrote,' the longest running detective drama series in the history of television.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022
Dame Angela Lansbury has passed away at age 96. Angela Lansbury's career spanned more than 75 years. She was the winner of five Tony Awards, her Broadway debut was in 1957 in Hotel Paradiso, followed by A Taste of Honey (1960), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), and in Mame (1966), winning her first Tony. Take a look back at Lansbury's career here.
by Michael Major - Oct 10, 2022
Travis is joined by 2-time Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Judy Kaye (Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Mamma Mia!, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Diana – The Musical on Broadway and Netflix) to pay tribute to Stephen Sondheim and his musical connection with Judy Collins. Kaye has recorded both “Send in the Clowns” and “Anyone Can Whistle.’
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022
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by Stephen Mosher - Nov 6, 2022
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by Michael Quintos - Nov 21, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022
On 25th November 2022, global musical theatre star Peter Jöback releases the 10th Anniversary Edition of his hit album 'I Love Musicals'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022
Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announced the latest news for the theater’s upcoming six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim January 26 through June 11, 2023. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2022
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by Stephen Mosher - Jul 7, 2022
Phil Geoffrey Bond's long-running Sondheim series sparkles and shines with glittering cast on Gay Pride Sunday.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
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That Sunday, That Summer will bring Broadway longtimer T. Oliver Reid back to the nightclub stage in a musical look at relationships.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022
The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company will celebrate the culmination of this year's Youth Repertory Ensemble program with their production of “Anyone Can Whistle” July 28-31, 2022. 
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2022
BroadwayWorld is bringing you Words From the Wings, a new series of interviews that take fans behind the scenes of some of their favorite Broadway stars' backstage routines! We're chatting with Dana Steingold of Beetlejuice, who told us all about her favorite backstage moments, pre-show rituals, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022
Following their sold-out smash-hit with Sondheim’s  ‘Anyone Can Whistle’ at Southwark Playhouse earlier this year, The Grey Area Theatre Company in association with Seven Dials Playhouse presents the world premiere of the musical Help! We Are Still Alive at Seven Dials Playhouse. Check out rehearsal photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022
Theatr Clwyd and Chichester Festival Theatre have announced the full cast for the world première production of brand-new musical The Famous Five, based on the much-loved books by Enid Blyton, written by Elinor Cook with music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022
The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch have released rehearsal photos for the first UK revival and regional premiere of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Kinky Boots.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022
For one afternoon only, a cast of Broadway performers led by acclaimed conductor, music director, orchestrator, composer, arranger, and Arts Ignite Founder, Mary-Mitchell Campbell (The Prom, Mean Girls, Company) will gather for an arts education celebration called Our Stories, Our Songs on September 18, 2022 at 3:00pm at Ramscale Studio (463 West St, New York, NY).
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 14, 2022
On The Road To Love doesn't feel or sound like the CD of a first-timer in the studio, thanks to Marya Zimmet's well-practiced artistry in the clubs.