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Gold Standard Musical

Anything Goes

  • Credits

    Music and Lyrics by 
    Cole Porter

    Original Book by 
    P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton 
    And Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

    New Book by 
    Timothy Crouse 
    and John Weidman

    Directed by 
    Molly Smith

    Choreography by  
    Parker Esse

    Music Direction by 
    Paul Sportelli

  • Location

    The Fichandler Stage

“A magnificent score of hard to resist sing-along classics… the quintessential American musical.”

— HuffPost

Anything Goes is generously sponsored by George and Duffy Ftikas and Margot Kelly. 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, countess 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)

Cast

CORBIN BLEU

Billy Crocker

SOARA-JOYE ROSS

Reno Sweeney

Creative

COLE PORTER

Music / Lyrics

P.G. WODEHOUSE and GUY BOLTON

Original Book

HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE

Co-Authors of the Original Book

MOLLY SMITH

Director

PARKER ESSE

Choreographer

PAUL SPORTELLI

Music Director

In The News

Broadway World

Corbin Bleu and Soara-Joy Ross join cast of Anything Goes

Broadway World

Arena Stage to hold Canine Casting Call for Anything Goes

Washington Post

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

Playbill

The 69th lineup at the Washington, D.C. venue will also include the a cappella musical Jubilee and Junk.

Accessible Performances

Audio Described
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2 p.m. purchase

Open Captioned
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. purchase
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. purchase
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. purchase

Events

Anything Goes Canine Casting
Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Enter your dog in Arena Stage's Canine Casting Call for Anything Goes! Two dogs will be selected to alternate the role of Cheeky in the upcoming production of the Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes.
Learn more

Civil Dialogues
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?
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Post-Show Discussions
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.