Anything Goes Tickets and Information
Classic Musical Returns To Broadway!
2011 is not the first time that Anything Goes tickets have gone on sale for Broadway. The popular musical was originally staged back in 1934 at the Neil Simon Theatre, then called "The Alvin." The music and lyrics written by legendary composer Cole Porter. The original book was a collaboration between Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. The musical has been revived on Broadway and in Britain several times since its debut. The book has also been heavily revised over the years by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The latest production currently playing along the Great White Way has received enthusiastic reviews, which have led to an extended run. Anything Goes tickets are on sale now for all performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
The stage show is a classic style Broadway musical which includes fun and memorable songs. The story is a farce which tells of life below an ocean liner traveling from New York to London. The story idea was created by producer Vinton Freedley, who at the time was living on a boat to avoid trouble with creditors in the States. Mr. Freedley's draft went through a few different name concepts, including "Crazy Week," and "Hard To Get" before settling on "Anything Goes." The musical has three versions of the libretto, the original 1934 libretto, 1962 revival libretto, and the 1987 revival libretto. While the story has been revised over the years the concept and characters remain in tack. The score has seen its share of alterations as well including with some songs cut and others reassigned to different characters and scenes. The current Broadway production is based on the 1987 revival.
Anything Goes includes two acts, which tell the tale of romantic complications aboard the S.S. American. Billy Crocker is a Wall Street broker that instantly falls in love with the heiress Hope Harcourt, whom he met in a taxi. Billy's boss Elisha J. Whitney is preparing a business trip abroad, as well as Billy's friend nightclub singer Reno Sweeney. Billy heads to the docks to bid bon voyage to his boss and friend when he takes notice of the mysterious girl. Hope is being escorted by her mother and stuffy fiancé Sir Evelyn Oakleigh to England. Billy finds himself smitten and decides to stow away on the S.S. American to win the heiress's heart. The musical includes many madcap antics along the way which has been entertaining theater audiences for decades.History
Anything Goes tickets debuted on Broadway at the Alvin Theater on November 21, 1934 after a brief tryout in Boston. The 1934 musical starred a cast of Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, William Gaxton as Billy Crocker and went under the direction of Howard Lindsay.
Charles B. Cochran bought the London rights to produce the musical for the West End. His production opened at the Palace Theatre on June 14, 1935 and ran for 261 performances. The production included Jeanne Aubert as Reno Sweeney and Jack Whiting as Billy Crocker.
The musical enjoyed an off-Broadway run in 1962 before a full scale Broadway revival in 1987. The Broadway production included the updated book by John Weidman and Timothy Crouse. The revival also included new musical numbers and a reworked score with a 16 piece swing band. The production played at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, in Lincoln Center, for 784 performances opening on October 19, 1987. The cast included the talented Patti LuPone as Reno Sweeney and Howard McGillin as Billy Croker.
Anything Goes would be revived on the West End in 1989 and 2002 before the 2011 Broadway revival. The latest Broadway production is based on the 1987 re-write and is produced by the legendary Roundabout Theatre Company. Previews began on March 10, 2011 at the "Sondheim" with an official opening night scheduled for April 7, 2011. The current cast includes Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney and Colin Donnell as Billy Crocker as well as Joel Grey as Moonface Martin, Laura Osnes as Hope Harcourt, Jessica Walter as Evangeline Harcourt, and Adam Godley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Songs include "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Anything Goes," and "You're the Top." The production was set to close on July 31, 2011 but after favorable reviews from critics and nine Tony Award nominations has been extended through January 8, 2012. You can view our great selection of Anything Goes Tickets for Broadway online by clicking the link.
Anything Goes tickets are selling at the box office for between $87.00 and $137.00. Premium seats and sold out performances are running between $102.00 and $250.00. You can view our huge selection of Anything Goes Tickets for Broadway online by clicking the link.
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Wed - Sat - Sun 2pm
Tue through Sat 8pm
Take the A/C/E trains to 42nd Street or the 1/2/3 trains to 42nd St Times Square and then walk north to 43rd Street.
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Sutton Foster - Reno Sweeney
Joel Grey - Moonface Martin
Colin Donnell - Billy Crocker
Jessica Walter - Evangeline Harcourt.
Adam Godley - Lord Evelyn Oakleigh
Laura Osnes - Hope Harcourt
John McMartin - Elisha Whitney
Walter Charles - The Captain
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Direction and Choreography - Kathleen Marshall
Set Design - Derek McLane
Costume Design - Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design - Peter Kaczorowski
Music Supervision - Rob Fisher
Lyrics - Cole Porter
Music - Cole Porter
Book - Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse and Guy Bolton and P.G.Wodehouse
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