Anything Goes at Fleet Week

Best Of New York. Sep 14th 22

Although we're not sure if the sailors jamming Times Square for Fleet Week are tap dancers, you won't have to look far in New York City to find a handful who are!

Look no farther than Broadway, where the Tony Award-winning musical Anything Goes is the ideal show to get you in the mood for the sea as New York City comes together in support of the courageous sailors having a much-needed respite this week in the Big Apple.

In the movie Anything Goes, Billy Crock er, a young Wall Street trader, stows away on the S.S. American in an effort to persuade the woman he loves not to wed another man.

The young lover is involved in a case of mistaken identity after ending up with a couple of unfortunate gangsters who were also stowaways aboard this luxurious ship, which almost puts an end to his goal of marrying the attractive heiress Hope Harcourt.

And among the most thrilling parts in this iconic Broadway musical are the brilliant tap dance numbers, which make use of the skills of a sizable crew of white-uniformed sailors. One such tap dance number is Bonnie, a feisty girl mobster, who sings the song "Where Are the Men?”

A performance by the Anything Goes cast will take place at noon, along with songs from the Broadway productions of Memphis, Ghost, Sister Act, Chicago, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rock of Ages, Godspell, and Porgy & Bess.

The cast of Anything Goes includes Bill English as Billy Crocker, Academy Award winner Joel Grey as the bumbling thug Moonface Martin, and Broadway veteran Stephanie Block (Wicked) as nightclub singer Reno Sweeney.

What is your favorite nautical number from Broadway?

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