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“Anything Goes” National tour coming to Broward Center for The Performing Arts

April 21st, 2015 No comments

Mychal Phillips as Erma and Ensemble in the National Tour of ANYTHING GOES. Photo Credit Jeremy Daniel2011 TONY AWARD® FOR BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
NATIONAL TOUR TO MAKE ITS FORT LAUDERDALE PREMIERE AT THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
MAY 5 – 17, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 17, 2015. The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Fort Lauderdale premiere Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a limited two week run.
Tickets are available at the Box Office at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312, visit www.browardcenter.org or call 954-462-0222. ANYTHING GOES will play at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts May 5 through May 17, 2015. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 954-660-6307.

The Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2014-2015 subscription season is made possible with the

generous support of Bank of America and is presented by Florida Theatrical Association in association with The Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Emma Stratton will star as Reno Sweeney with Brian Krinsky as Billy Crocker. The principal cast also includes Tracy Bidleman as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Stephen Mark as John, Rachelle Rose Clark as Hope Harcourt, Michael R. Douglass as Elisha Whitney, Roy Flores as Luke, Kenny Francoeur as Purser, Richard Lindenfelzer as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Drew Martin as Captain, Mychal Phillips as Erma, and Dennis Setteducati as Moonface Martin.
The ensemble includes Willie Dee, Patrick Heffernan, Jamie Mills, Kaylee Olson, Gabriella Perez, Lexie Plath, Michael Santora, Bryan Seastrom, Katie Wilson Stewart, Annie Wallace, Boe Wank, and Bradley Allan Zarr.
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, ANYTHING GOES sails to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts 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!”

Filled with such all time-show stopping hits as “Blow Gabriel Blow,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You”, and, of course, the title song, ANYTHING GOES features music and lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. The creative team includes music direction by Robbie Cowan with additional orchestrations by Bill Elliot, original scenic design by Derek McLane coordinated by James Kronzer, original costumes by Martin Pakledinaz coordinated by Jimm Halliday, lighting design by Anthony Pearson and sound design by David Bullard.
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.
ANYTHING GOES is produced by NETworks Presentations.
For more information, visit www.anythinggoesthemusical.com
The performance schedule for ANYTHING GOES at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is:
Tuesday, May 5 at 8pm Wednesday, May 6 at 8pm Thursday, May 7 at 8pm Friday, May 8 at 8pm Saturday, May 9 at 2pm Saturday, May 9 at 8pm Sunday, May 10 at 1pm Sunday, May 10 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 12 at 8pm Wednesday, May 13 at 2pm Wednesday, May 14 at 8pm Thursday, May 15 at 8pm Friday, May 16 at 8pm Saturday, May 17 at 2pm Saturday, May 17 at 8pm Sunday, May 18 at 1pm
ANYTHING GOES
May 5 – 17, 2015
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing into Fort Lauderdale. Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s production, The New York Times hails it a “musical-comedy joy” and USA Today calls it “glorious and exuberant!”
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed 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. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “so delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!”
Tickets start at $34.75*
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, FL, 33312
For tickets visit www.browardcenter.org; by phone 954-462-0222Emma Stratton as Reno Sweeney and the company of ANYTHING GOES. Photo Credit Jeremy Daniel

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