Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Broadway Revival Of Anything Goes Now In Previews

That's right theater fans. It's time to hop a board the S.S. American. Now believe it it not but I've never seen Anything Goes. In fact except for a couple of the songs I don't know that much about it except it takes place on a ship. What I do know is that this new Broadway revival is starring Tony winners and Broadway faves Sutton Foster and Joel Grey. That alone is reason enough for me to want to rush right out and get a ticket. I mean how can you not love Sutton Foster? Talented and adorable to boot. Throw in Joel Grey and you've got a winning combination.

Directed and choreographed by fellow Tony winner Kathleen Marshall Anything Goes begins previews tonight at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Opening night is set for April 7. The show which first premiered on Broadway in 1934 at the Neil Simon Theatre was last revived on Broadway in 1987 where it ran for a total of 784 performances and starred Broadway diva and two-time Tony winner Patti Lupone. This new production which is slated to run thru at least the end of July is being produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Now while the Roundabout has had it's success with it's revivals of Cabaret,Nine,and The Pajama Game their production of Bye Bye Birdie was a critical flop and closed after a run of four months. Now while Kathleen Marshall is a two-time Tony winner her most recent production of Grease was one of the worst things that I have ever seen and that includes Spider-Man:Turn Off The Dark. Either way the show will probably do very well as it is the only other revival opening this season except for How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.Plus I'm sure Sutton Foster will receive her usual Tony nomination for her work. We shall see. Until next time theatre fans.

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