Anything Goes

August 19-25

Cole Porter’s hilarious musical comedy Anything Goes debuted nearly 90 years ago and was last seen on our stage in 1999. In this tap-dancing romp on the high seas, two unlikely pairs on the S.S. American set sail for true love and a boatload of comedic chaos. Unforgettable songs include “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top” and the showstopping title tune, “Anything Goes.” Come aboard for some good old-fashioned fun!  

Music and Lyrics by COLE PORTER  

Creative Team

MARCIA MILGROM DODGE

Director

Broadway/Kennedy Center: Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Astaire nominations, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director). Muny: BeautifulSmokey Joe’s Cafe, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CinderellaMeet Me in St. Louis, Disney’s The Little MermaidYoung FrankensteinThe Buddy Holly StoryThe Addams Family. Recent: Stephen Flaherty at Carnegie Hall (Director), Tokyo Disneyland’s Harmony in Color parade (American show Director). TV/Video: Two episodes of Disney+ Encore!Sesame StreetElmo’s Wild West. Regional highlights: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Olney Theatre), The Secret Garden (Cincinnati Playhouse, Center Stage), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Drury Lane, Jeff Award), Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror (world premiere play co-written with Anthony Dodge, Bay Street Theater, Edgar nomination). NYC: Closer Than Ever (Cherry Lane), Romance in Hard Times (Public Theater).

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JARED GRIMES

Choreographer

As a choreographer, Jared’s work includes The Tap Dance Kid (NY City Center Encores!), Transformations (directed by Glenn Close), After Midnight (Broadway, Tap Math), Banana Shpeel (Cirque du Soleil), Jelly’s Last JamThe Scottsboro Boys and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Signature Theatre), 42nd Street (Ordway Center), as well as films The Performance (directed by Shira Piven) and Breaking Brooklyn (Lionsgate). Broadway productions as an actor include Funny Girl (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), After MidnightA Soldier’s Play. Off-Broadway: Radio City New York Spring Spectacular. Film/TV appearances as an actor include If (Paramount), Swing Kids (Annapurna Films), The Marc Pease ExperienceManifest (NBC), Boardwalk Empire (HBO). Grimes has won Broadway’s Astaire Award, a Helen Hayes Award and Chicago’s Jeff Award for Best Choreography.

BEN WHITELEY

Music Director

Muny: The Sound of MusicSingin’ in the RainA Chorus Line42nd StreetMy Fair LadyThe Addams FamilySpamalotPirates!Beauty and the BeastKiss Me, KateOklahoma!The Music ManMeet Me in St. LouisSouth Pacific. SLSO: A Little Sondheim Music and A Celebration of Muny 100. Music Director for 1776 (NY City Center Encores!). Broadway/national tours: Hello, Dolly!A Christmas StoryThe Addams FamilySpamalotThe Full MontyCats (final Broadway performance); Grand HotelFalsettosBig. Other select credits: Sail Away (Carnegie Hall), A Christmas Story (MSG), Fiddler on the RoofSomething Rotten! (Sacramento Music Circus), Carousel (NY Philharmonic/PBS), 31 NY City Center Encores! productions, Paper Mill Playhouse, 5th Avenue Theatre, University of Michigan, Three Irish Tenors. Recordings: Allegro, Boardwalk Empire.