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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 FtikasMargot 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)

Cast

JIMMY RAY BENNET

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh

CORBIN BLEU

Billy Crocker

DeMOYA WATSON BROWN

Ensemble / Angel

JULIO CATANO-YEE

John / Ensemble

STEPHEN DeROSA

Moonface Martin

BEN GUNDERSON

Purser / Quartet / Billy Understudy

LISA HELMI JOHANSON

Hope Harcourt

JONATHAN HOLMES

Captain / Ensemble

MAXIMILIAN

Cheeky

BRENT McBETH

Ensemble / Lady Fair Quartet / Lord Evelyn Oakleigh u/s

ALLIE O'DONNELL

Swing

OLLY

Cheeky

MICKEY ORANGE

Ensemble / Quartet / Elisha Whitney u/s

LIZZ PICINI

Ensemble / Angel / Dance Captain / Erma u/s / Assistant Choreographer

KRISTYN POPE

Ensemble / Angel / Reno Sweeney u/s

MARIA RIZZO

Erma / Ensemble

SOARA-JOYE ROSS

Reno Sweeney

CHRISTOPHER SHIN

Luke / Ensemble

THOMAS ADRIAN SIMPSON

Elisha Whitney

LISA TEJERO

Evangeline Harcourt

BRETT URAM

Swing

ANDREA WEINZEIRL

Ensemble / Angel / Hope Harcourt u/s

NICHOLAS YENSON

Ensemble / Lady Fair Quartet

Creative

COLE PORTER

Music & Lyrics

P.G. WODEHOUSE and GUY BOLTON

Original Book

HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE

Co-Authors of the Original Book

TIMOTHY CROUSE

Co-author of the New Book

JOHN WEIDMAN

New Book

MOLLY SMITH

Director

PARKER ESSE

Choreographer

PAUL SPORTELLI

Music Director

DANIEL ERDBERG

Sound Designer

LISA NATHAN

Dialect and Vocal Coach

ALEJO VIETTI

Costume Designer

KEN MACDONALD

Set Designer

Multimedia

It's all about the Tap in "Anything Goes"
Soara-Joye Ross performs "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" from Anything Goes at Season Preview at Arena Stage
Meet Soara-Joye Ross (our Reno Sweeney)
"Anything Goes" Teaser Trailer
Photo of Lisa Helmi Johanson and Corbin Bleu by Tony Powell.
Photo of Nicholas Yenson, Soara-Joye Ross and Mickey Orange by Tony Powell.

In The News

Fox5 - Good Day DC

Corbin Bleu discusses Anything Goes

Broadway World

Corbin Bleu taps up a storm in Anything Goes

Broadway World

The Anything Goes team celebrates their first rehearsal

Washington Post Express

Pups audition for role in Arena Stage production of Anything Goes

Washingtonian

Will your doggo be the next star in Arena Stage's Anything Goes?

Theatermania

Additional cast and creative announced for Anything Goes.

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

Pet Adoption
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.

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?
Learn more

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.