Anything Goes 1934

Opened: November 21, 1934

Anything Goes - 1934 - Broadway History , Info & More

Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

A madcap farce aboard a ship bound for England has Reno trying to help the stowaway Billy to find his true love, who is travelling aboard. Gangsters, molls, mistaken identity, and topical humor abound.

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Review: ANYTHING GOES at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 19, 2024

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely...it’s ANYTHING GOES at Porchlight Music Theatre. Artistic Director Michael Weber’s production captures all the joy and laughs in Cole Porter’s 1934 classic musical comedy. Thanks to the new 2022 book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, it’s also a tight ship running two hours and fifteen minutes (original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard LIndsay, and Russel Crouse.)

Review: ANYTHING GOES at West Fargo High
by Brian Michaels - Nov 6, 2023

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Review: Jeff Harnar's A COLLECTIVE CY and THOSE GIRLS SING BROADWAY (Birdland, Don't Tell Mama)
by Rob Lester - Oct 12, 2023

They're swell and just a couple of the acts that you can catch up with at the Cabaret Convention concerts that are around the corner.

Catch the Best of Broadway on Tour: A Guide to National Touring Shows Near You
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2023

Hoping to catch a play or musical in the near future but can't make it to New York City? Look no further than BroadwayWorld's comprehensive guide to all of the current and upcoming touring productions!

Streaming Review: Anything Still Goes As The Revival Of A Cole Porter Classic, ANYTHING GOES, Streams On BroadwayHD
by Bobby Patrick - Jul 30, 2023

Tappy Make Me Happy, so how could little Bobby not be happy with this dip in the stream?

ANYTHING GOES Comes to The Barn Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2023

The Barn Theatre sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning ANYTHING GOES July 5 - 16. 

Yazbeck & Della Penna's DEAD OUTLAW, LANGSTON IN HARLEM, and More to Play 54 Below in May
by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 29, 2023

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

FUNNY GIRL, MAMMA MIA!, and More Set For Peace Center's 2023-24 Broadway Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2023

The Peace Center unveiled its 2023-2024 Broadway season sponsored by Gibbs Cancer Center and the lineup is like a parade of the biggest names in modern music history. From its sensational start with the song and dance spectacular MJ all the way to its vivacious finale with MAMMA MIA!, this Peace Broadway season promises to have audiences leaping to their feet!

FUNNY GIRL, MJ & More Set for BroadwaySF 2023�"2024 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2023

BroadwaySF, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, has announced six Broadway musicals coming to the Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres as part of the 2023-2024 season.

BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL & More Set for Playhouse Square's 2023-2024 KeyBank Broadway Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2023

Playhouse Square has announced the seven shows to be featured on their upcoming 2023-2024 KeyBank Broadway Series.

Photos: First Look at 42nd Street Moon's ANYTHING GOES
by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 25, 2023

San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon (Daniel Thomas, Executive Artistic Director and Daren A.C. Carollo, Producing Artistic Director) has released production photos for Cole Porter’s ANYTHING GOES, which launches the Company’s 2023 Mainstage Season. Check out the photos here!

Pre-Broadway THE WIZ and More Set For Broadway in Hollywood 2023-24 Season
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2023

Broadway in Hollywood has announced their 2023-24 Season - consisting of seven shows: five Los Angeles premieres, one Pre-Broadway L.A.  premiere, and the return of an American classic. All seven newly announced shows will play the Hollywood  Pantages Theatre. 

THE LION KING, MJ THE MUSICAL, and More Announced For Truist Broadway's 23/24 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 19, 2023

Truist Broadway's new season will bring the hottest productions direct from New York and brand-new national tours to the Triangle.  The new season features seven incredible productions, including the show of a lifetime – Disney's THE LION KING and the most electrifying new musical direct from New York, MJ THE MUSICAL.  

FUNNY GIRL, MJ & More Set for 2023-2024 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2023

Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced the 2023-2024 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin season, which will include a 15-week lineup of the newest and hottest touring productions featuring six Minnesota premieres and three returning favorites.

Cast Announced for ANYTHING GOES at 42nd Street Moon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2023

 San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast and creative team for Cole Porter’s ANYTHING GOES, which launches the Company’s 2023 Mainstage Season.

SIX, BEETLEJUICE, MJ: THE MUSICAL & More Announced for Broadway in Cincinnati 23/24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2023

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati presented by TriHealth has announced a highly-anticipated season lineup of shows including previously announced SIX, along with new musicals BEETLEJUICE, MJ: THE MUSICAL, and more.

VIDEO: First Look at ANYTHING GOES at City Springs Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2022

City Springs Theatre Company kicks off the 2022-23 PNC Bank season with Anything Goes. Check out a first look in the video here!

ANYTHING GOES is Now Playing at City Springs Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

City Springs Theatre Company kicks off the 2022-23 PNC Bank season with Anything Goes. Directed and choregraphed by Sara Edwards, toe-tapping production of Cole Porter’s classic 1930s musical will be presented September 9-25, 2022 in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs). 

City Springs Theatre Company Presents ANYTHING GOES
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2022

City Springs Theatre Company, Atlanta's home for professional musical theatre, kicks off the 2022-23 PNC Bank season with Anything Goes. Directed and choregraphed by Sara Edwards, toe-tapping production of Cole Porter's classic 1930s musical will be presented September 9-25, 2022 in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs). 

Review: ANYTHING GOES, The Barbican
by Franco Milazzo - Jul 14, 2022

No, no, it isn’t déjà vu: Anything Goes really is back at the Barbican less than a year after it last opened there.

5 razones por las que no puedes perderte ANYTHING GOES
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 24, 2022

El próximo jueves 30 de junio te espera la comedia musical más divertida en Cine Yelmo.

Review Roundup: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Kicks Off First National Tour; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

The First National Tour has officially begun for the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel. Read the reviews here!

BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES Starring Sutton Foster Hits the Big Screen
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Mar 23, 2022

The buzz on the internet about Sutton Foster playing Marian the Librarian in the latest Music Man revival was polarizing to say the least, but NO ONE can claim that Sutton Foster wasn't born to play Reno Sweeney in the classic Cole Porter musical farce, Anything Goes. Foster won a Tony playing the role on Broadway in 2011, and in 2021, returned to the role at the Barbican Theatre in London, belting out standards like the title number, 'I Get A Kick Out Of You', and the famous list song, 'You're The Top'. Trafalgar Entertainment and Stage2view filmed the cast during the London run and will now air the presentation in American movie theaters for two nights.

Tony Award-Winning ANYTHING GOES to Screen in HD Exclusively At The Park Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2022

This Cole Porter musical has endured through the decades since it made its debut at Broadway's Alvin Theatre in 1934. Anything Goes is a stage classic that has had three highly successful revivals on Broadway since its first run.

BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES, Barbican
by William J Connolly - Aug 4, 2021

It’s the outward sigh and unexpected pause of two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster as she makes her first entrance onto the Barbican stage – to great applause and cheers we should add – that travels through your body like the greatest sense of relief: theatre is back. It’s a moment that, after the giant and frankly horrible pause in the world of theatre, we never thought would come. But it did, it does, and it feels so darn nice.

Anything Goes FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Bon Voyage
All Through the Night
Sailors’ Chanty
Where Are the Men?
You're the Top
Anything Goes
Public Enemy Number One
Blow, Gabriel, Blow
Be Like the Bluebird
Buddie Beware
The Gypsy in Me
What a Joy to Be Young
There's No Cure Like Travel
Kate the Great
Easy to Love
Shanghi-De-Ho
My Heart and I
Moonburn
Sailor Beware
Awake in a Dream
Hopelessly in Love
It's De-Lovely
Friendship
Let's Step Out
Let's Misbehave
Take Me Back to Manhattan
You Do Something to Me
Just One of Those Things
I Want to Row on the Crew
Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye
Me and Marie
Waltz Down the Aisle
I Get a Kick Out of You
A Little Skipper from Heaven Above
From This Moment On
Overture
Entr’acte
Finale
Prelude
Heaven Hop
Anything Goes has had 20 productions including Broadway which opened in 1934, Broadway which opened in 1934, West End which opened in 1935, Off-Broadway which opened in 1962, Off-Broadway which opened in 1962, West End which opened in 1969, Regional (US) which opened in 1974, Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1987, US Tour which opened in 1988, West End which opened in 1989, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2002, West End which opened in 2002, Williamstown, MA (Regional) which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2011, US Tour which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2021 and West End which opened in 2022.

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