Everyone loves a good old fashioned toe-tapping showstopper… right?
Cole Porter’s Anything Goes has an incredible score full of memorable tunes, but nothing raises the roof quite like the titular tune, which also happens to be the Act 1 finale. A thin but entertaining plot filled with vaudevillian humour, zany disguises and romance all intertwine out on the ocean in this audience pleaser set on a cruise ship.
The show has had two critically lauded revivals, one in 1988 starring Patti LuPone and one in 2011 starring Sutton Foster; both beltresses played nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney. Check them out singing and tapping for their lives in these two terrific Tony performances: