Anything Goes (Beaumont)

Anything Goes (Beaumont)

by: Multiple Authors

by: Cole Porter, P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Timothy Crouse, John Weidman

Anything Goes (Beaumont)

Anything Goes (Beaumont)

by: Multiple Authors

by: Cole Porter, P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Timothy Crouse, John Weidman

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 Beaumont version.

This Beaumont version, based on the 1987 Lincoln Center production at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, includes changes to the book from the 2018 production at Arena Stage, which featured a revised script in light of contemporary sensibilities.

Both versions may be accompanied by a piano, a small instrumental combo or a full orchestra. This Beaumont version has twice as much dance music as the 1962 version, and the orchestration features a shipboard sound derived from the utility band and on-deck acoustics. Both versions include "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "You're The Top," "Bon Voyage," "Friendship," "It's De-Lovely," "Anything Goes," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "Be Like The Bluebird" and "All Through The Night." This Beaumont version also includes "Easy To Love," “Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye,” "The Gypsy in Me" and "Buddie Beware." (The 1962 version also includes "Heaven Hop," "Let's Step Out," "Let's Misbehave" and "Take Me Back To Manhattan.")

Keywords

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), 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 Sale,” and “Just One of Tho ...

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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 Theatre musicals. Bolton and Wodehouse w ...

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Guy Bolton

Guy Bolton 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; Oh, Lady! Lady!; Sitting Pretty, Oh, Kay! a ...

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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 first joined forces in 1934, when the prod ...

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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 history, lasting for more than 28 years. The t ...

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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 acco ...

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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, score by Steph ...

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