"Winner! 3 2011 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival!"
If you’ve never seen Anything Goes, you’re in for a real treat. And if you’ve seen it before, you’ve never seen it like this. True triple threat Sutton Foster (who won her second Tony for this role) stars as Reno Sweeney, a nightclub singer with a heart of gold, who’s setting sail on a luxury cruise liner bound from New York to London. Joining her on board is handsome stowaway Billy Crocker, who’s out to win the heart of the lovely Hope Harcourt, a beautiful young heiress who’s engaged to someone else. Reno sets out to help her old friend find true love, abetted by a gangster named Moonface Martin, who’s Public Enemy Number #13 (not exactly on the FBI’s most-wanted list) and who’s on the run from the law big time.
Originally seen Broadway in 1934, this new production has been buffed to a high sheen by its director and choreographer (Tony winner Kathleen Marshall) and her aces design team. It’s got gorgeous 30s style and sophistication. And its famous catalog of songs by Cole Porter goes down like the smoothest martini. This new Anything Goes from New York’s famed Roundabout Theatre Company has wowed critics and audiences alike, turning it into a certifiable hit that continues to thrill theatergoers nightly.
Anything Goes has so much to offer that it’s pretty much sure to satisfy everyone in your theater party. Let’s start with Sutton Foster. She can do what pretty much no one else can nowadays: belt out a song, land laugh after laugh and dance with incredible agility and grace (practically all at the same time). Audiences go crazy for her performance. And she shares the stage with beloved Broadway vets like Joel Grey, John McMartin and Kelly Bishop. Laughs?
This show has plenty of them, as it weaves its tale of true love, mistaken identity and law and disorder on an elegant cruise ship. Dancing? You haven’t lived until you’ve seen the company tap dance with incredible precision, eliciting chills and wows. And then there’s the legendary Cole Porter score, which features such standards as “All Through the Night,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely” and of course the classic title song, “Anything Goes.” It all adds up to a great night at the theatre – and also a really great time. Even people who aren’t usually big Broadway fans have been known to leave the theatre with the biggest smiles on their faces.