Anything Goes (2022 Revision)

Anything Goes (2022 Revision)

Anything Goes (2022 Revision)

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton
and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

This version of Anything Goes was adapted from the 1987 Broadway revival, originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater.

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Anything Goes (2022 Revision)

Anything Goes (2022 Revision)

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton
and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

This version of Anything Goes was adapted from the 1987 Broadway revival, originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater.

Overview

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of boy meets girl... Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-lovely.

Two versions of Anything Goes are available for licensing: the 1962 version and this 2022 Revision. This version, based on the 1987 Lincoln Center production at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, features a revised script, updated in light of contemporary sensibilities. In this version, the race of the characters is not pivotal to the plot. We encourage you to consider diversity and inclusion in your casting choices.

Both versions may be accompanied by a piano, small instrumental combo or full orchestra. This 2022 Revision has twice as much dance music as the 1962 version and includes the hits "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," "Friendship," "It's De-Lovely" and the title song, along with "Easy to Love," “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye” and "Buddie, Beware." (The 1962 version also includes "Heaven Hop," "Let's Step Out," "Let's Misbehave" and "Take Me Back to Manhattan.")

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Cole Porter

Cole Porter was born in Peru, Indiana in 1891 and died in Hollywood 73 years later. In between, he wrote some of the most memorable songs ever heard on stage or screen, among them “Night and Day,” “Begin the Beguine,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Love For Sal ...

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P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) and Guy Bolton (1884-1979) were both born in England. They were introduced by Jerome Kern, and he suggested they all work together. They did, tirelessly, and in the beginning of their collaboration wrote nearly one show per month: the famed Princess ...

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Guy Bolton

Guy Bolton (1884-1979) was born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England, on November 23, 1884. Bolton famously collaborated with Jerome Kern and P.G. Wodehouse on a series of buoyant musicals for the 299-seat Princess Theatre, including Have A Heart; Oh, Boy!; Leave It To Jane; ...

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Howard Lindsay

Howard Lindsay (1889-1968) was an actor, stage manager, director and playwright before teaming up with Russel Crouse. Lindsay and Crouse's partnership stands today as the longest collaboration of any writers in theatrical history, lasting for more than 28 years. The two men f ...

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Russel Crouse

Russel Crouse (1893-1966) was a newspaperman, a press agent for the Theatre Guild, the author of several books and a librettist before partnering with Howard Lindsay. Lindsay and Crouse's partnership stands today as the longest collaboration of any writers in theatrical histo ...

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Timothy Crouse

Timothy Crouse has been a contributing editor of Rolling Stone and The Village Voice, as well as the Washington columnist for Esquire, writing numerous articles for these other publications, including the New Yorker. He is the author of The Boys on the Bus, a classic account ...

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John Weidman

John Weidman wrote the book for Pacific Overtures (Tony nominations, Best Book and Musical), score by Stephen Sondheim, produced and directed by Harold Prince. He co-authored the Tony Award-winning 1987 revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes and wrote the book for Assassins, ...

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