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
“A magnificent score of hard to resist sing-along classics… the quintessential American musical.”
Anything Goes is generously sponsored by George and Duffy Ftikas, Margot Kelly 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)
JIMMY RAY BENNET
DeMOYA WATSON BROWN
LISA HELMI JOHANSON
THOMAS ADRIAN SIMPSON
P.G. WODEHOUSE and GUY BOLTON
HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
In The News
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 and that Rural Dog Rescue will be coming on November 18 and December 2.
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.