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 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)
P.G. WODEHOUSE and GUY BOLTON
HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
In The News
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.
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.
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.