Running since March 2011 Drama Desk nominee Stephanie J. Block and Tony Award winner Joel Grey star in Cole Porter's musical comedy classic, an old school singing and tapping extravaganza directed and choreographed by 3-time Tony-winner Kathleen Marshall. Winner of 3 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Closes July 8th.
The Broadway production of Anything Goes closed July 8, 2012. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
According to press notes, "when the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride across the Atlantic are some of musical theater's most memorable standards, including 'I Get a Kick out of You,' 'You're the Top,' 'It's De-lovely,' and of course, 'Anything Goes.'"
Ethel Merman starred in the original (1934) production of this show. One can only imagine Miss Merman shaking the rafters with Reno Sweeney's Act 2 show-stopper 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow' - just as Patti LuPone did in the successful 1987 revival. Sutton Foster (featured in the clip below but no longer in the production) put her own stamp on the role, winning her second Tony Award in the process.
Joel Grey, still cute as a button at age 78, will probably always be best remembered as the Master of Ceremonies in the Broadway and film versions of "Cabaret." Here he is miscast as Moonface Martin (aka "Public Enemy #13"), the role that earned the wonderful Bill McCutcheon a Tony in 1987, but acquits himself admirably nonetheless.