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News Goodspeed Anything Goes Opens Tonight Daniel Goldstein directs the Cole Porter classic.
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Goodspeed Musicals’ production of the Cole Porter classic Anything Goes, which kicks off the theatre company's 2016 season, officially opens April 27 at 7:30 PM following previews that began April 8. Performances continue through June 16.

Daniel Goldstein directs with choreography by Kelli Barclay.

The cast is headed by Rashidra Scott (Reno Sweeney), David Harris (Billy Crocker), Stephen DeRosa (Moonface Martin), Desiree Davar (Erma), Hannah Florence (Hope Harcourt), Denise Lute (Mrs. Wadsworth T. Harcourt), Benjamin Howes (Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), Kingsley Leggs (Elisha J. Whitney), Patrick Richwood (Purser) and Trixie (Cheeky) with Brittany Bohn, Sy Chounchaisit, Alison Jantzie, Jay Aubrey Jones (Captain), John Ramsey, Christopher Shin, Karilyn Ashley Surratt, Sam Tanabe, James Tolbert, Edward Tolve and John T. Wolfe. Swings are Cooper Taggard and Chiara Trentalange.

Anything Goes features music and lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; with new book by Crouse and John Weidman.

The musical is billed as such: “Set sail on a ‘de-lovely’ cruise through some of Cole Porter's most famous songs. A brassy nightclub singer, a starry-eyed stowaway and Public Enemy No. 13 are booked on a transatlantic luxury liner bound for romance and laughter.”

The creative team also includes set designer Wilson Chin, costume designer Ilona Somogyi, lighting designer Brian Tovar, sound designer Jay Hilton, music director Michael O’Flaherty, assistant music director William J. Thomas and orchestrator Dan DeLange. William Berloni serves as animal director and trainer. Casting is by Paul Hardt of SH Entertainment.

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