If you know me by now, I am a big Broadway Musical fan, so I love every opportunity to see a show. We have so many great opportunities to see shows here in Austin. I love the shows that Lexus Broadway in Austin at Texas Performing Arts brings to the Bass Concert Hall. Beauty & the Beast and Dirty Dancing were fantastic this fall.
And next week, the national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Austin premiere December 9 – 14, 2014.
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, ANYTHING GOES sails to Bass Concert Hall under the direction of Sean McKnight and Jennifer Savelli. McKnight and Savelli will recreate the original direction and choreography by Kathleen Marshall, who won the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Choreography. Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s production, The New York Times calls it “a zesty new revival with knockout numbers and white-hot dancing” while the AP exclaims that it’s, “so delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!”
Cole Porter’s roundup of nostalgic hits in the production include “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and, of course “Anything Goes.”
ANYTHING GOES, the 1934 musical comedy about the lovers, liars and clowns on a transatlantic cruise is “a daffy, shipshape romp!” – Variety. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.
I’m for sure going to see this show next week, so look for my review to come. For more information, visit www.anythinggoesthemusical.com