Gold Standard Musical
November 2 – December 23
Music and Lyrics by
Original Book by
P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton
And Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
New Book by
and John Weidman
Music Direction by
The Fichandler Stage
“Bright, High-octane show”
“Pitch Perfect ... big broadway musical wow-factor.”
Anything Goes is generously sponsored by , , George and Duffy Ftikas, Margot Kelly, Hubert M. (Hank) Schlosberg and Sheila Stampfli. Choreography is sponsored by Virginia McGehee Friend.
The SS American has set sail from NY to London. Aboard, the lovelorn Billy has stowed away on a mission to stop the marriage of his mystery muse, heiress Hope Harcourt, to the millionaire Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Now, it is up to Billy with the help of showgirls, sailors and public enemy #13, to find, woo and win back his true love. Unlikely alliances arise as mischief and mayhem ensue in this madcap musical by beloved composer and Tony Award winner Cole Porter. It’s the perfect night out at the theater — contagiously fun and pure “musical comedy joy!” (New York Times)
Anything Goes runs aproximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
JIMMY RAY BENNETT
DeMOYA WATSON BROWN
LISA HELMI JOHANSON
THOMAS ADRIAN SIMPSON
P.G. WODEHOUSE and GUY BOLTON
HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
CHARLES G. LAPOINTE
In The News
the Washington Post
Want to get away? Anything Goes sails into silly high seas
Parker Esse brings a new energy to Anything Goes at Arena Stage
Take a first look at Corbin Bleu and Soara-Joye Ross in Anything Goes
Fairfax County Times
Fairfax native Lizz Picini talks Anything Goes
Anything Goes team celebrates opening night at Arena Stage
Watch clips from Anything Goes at Arena Stage
Corbin Bleu and Soara-Joye Ross tap into Anything Goes
Arena Stage breathes new life into Golden Age Classic
The Georgetown Hoya
Mickey Orange talks Anything Goes and revolutionizing theater
Theatre Life with Soara-Joye Ross and Corbin Bleu
The Washington Post
These local actors have four legs and a starring role in an Arena Stage musical Anything Goes
Parker Esse makes sure Arena's Anything Goes is De-Lovely!
Good Morning Washington - ABC7 WJLA
Corbin Bleu talks bringing Anything Goes to Arena Stage
The cast of Anything Goes honors indigenous people in a TAP OUT
Woman Around Town
Lisa Helmi Johanson talks Anything Goes at Arena Stage
Fox5 - Good Day DC
Corbin Bleu discusses Anything Goes
Corbin Bleu taps up a storm in Anything Goes
The Anything Goes team celebrates their first rehearsal
Washington Post Express
Pups audition for role in Arena Stage production of Anything Goes
Will your doggo be the next star in Arena Stage's Anything Goes?
Additional cast and creative announced for Anything Goes.
Corbin Bleu and Soara-Joy Ross join cast of Anything Goes
Arena Stage to hold Canine Casting Call for Anything Goes
Arena Stage looks into history for inspiration in 2018/19 season
American Theatre Magazine
Arena’s 2018-19 Season to Feature New Tom Kitt/Nell Benjamin Musical
The 69th lineup at the Washington, D.C. venue will also include the a cappella musical Jubilee and Junk.
Arena Stage is partnering with the Humane Rescue Alliance to support the adoption of shelter animals. The Humane Rescue Alliance’s mobile adoption vehicle will be on site at Arena Stage on November 3 and December 8 between performances. City Dogs Rescue will be coming on November 17.
Sunday, November 11, 2018: What makes a great America?
Who decides what makes America great? What are the alternate views of what makes a great America, at home and in a global sense? Can America still call itself a global leader?
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Asian American Representation on Stage
Join Arena Stage for a post-show panel discussion on the representation of Asian Americans on stage, the impact of stereotypes and racially insensitive humor, and how to address the outdated social attitudes oftentimes found in gold standard musicals such as Anything Goes.
Arena Stage Literary Manager, Naysan Mojgani, will moderate a panel including: Dr. Terry Park of the University of Maryland’s Asian American Studies Program; Arena Stage Casting Director & Line Producer, Victor Vazquez; and several members of the Anything Goes cast.