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A new production of Anything Goes revived at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Cole Porter's musical to be revived on the fringe.
Ovation, the resident company at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate, north London, have announced that they will present a revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes at their above-a-pub venue from 14 December 2016 to 29 January 2017, with an official opening on 16 December 2016.
Produced by Katie Plews it will be directed by John Plews with musical direction by Dan Glover, choreography by Chris Whittaker, design by Emily Bestow and lighting design by Sam Waddington.
Featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Guy Bolton, PG Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, this revival will be the 1962 off-Broadway version of the musical that originally opened at the Orpheum Theatre in New York starring Eileen Rodgers and Hal Linden as Reno Sweeney and Billy Crocker.
Anything Goes is described as "an all singing, all dancing musical theatre classic set aboard the ocean liner SS American on an east-bound trans-Atlantic voyage in 1934. The show is a wonderfully entertaining story wrapped around Cole Porter’s magical score featured songs such as "It’s De-Lovely"; "Friendship"; "I Get A Kick Out Of You"; "You’re The Top"; "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" and the title song "Anything Goes".
Casting and further details of the production are yet to be announced.