This season’s most popular revival ‘Anything Goes’ keeps selling out performances at Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre so it’s only logical that the production would be looking to expand its audience. After its Tony wins, it was announced by producer Todd Haimes that the hit musical would be booking new Broadway dates reaching into 2012 and that a touring company would be ready to dot the countryside starting the fall of 2012. Casting decisions and cities ‘Anything Goes’ will be stopping at during its tour run are still forthcoming.
‘Anything Goes’ had an eventful evening at the Tonys Sunday night where it secured three awards for Best Revivial of a Musical as well as Best Choreography for Kathleen Marshall’s work and Sutton Foster took Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Though the field for Best Revival wasn’t crowded, it did prove a big win since it was running a tight race against similarly popular ‘How to Succeed in Business.’
‘Anything Goes’ is a Cole Porter musical that first debuted at the Neil Simon Theatre in 1934. It is a love story taking place aboard a ship working its way across the Atlantic. It produced such priceless Broadway numbers like “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top” and of course “Anything Goes.” It has been revived a handful of times over the years on Broadway as well as the West End.