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SHOW TUNES S4 EP8 Anything Goes (1934/1962 Revival)

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Anything Goes 1962 Revival Soundtrack Album Cover

Hijinks on the high seas - we drop the needle on the 1962 Off-Broadway revival of Cole Porter's classic.

The plot and music of "Anything Goes (1934)" varies quite a bit, depending on the production, but it's always full of crazy mix-ups, some high-stepping attempts at evangelism, and some of Cole Porter's wittiest lyrics. All aboard the SS American for Porter's wacky and beautifully sung show!

This is the 1962 Revival version of "Anything Goes" featuring Hal Linden (TV's "Barney Miller!") in the lead role of Billy Crocker, and the fabulous Eileen Rodgers as Reno Sweeney (in a role created by Ethel Merman).

Tony Awards:

This production was Off-Broadway, but any Broadway production of "Anything Goes" tends to bring home a pile o' trophies! Revivals of the show won "Best Revival" in 1988 and 2011!

Biggest Hits:

"You're the Top"
"It's De-Lovely"
"Friendship"
"I Get a Kick Out of You"
"Anything Goes"
"Let's Misbehave"

Lesser-but-fabulous:

"Heaven Hop"
"Blow Gabriel Blow"
"Be Like the Bluebird"

Musical Numbers:

  1. Overture/You're the Top
  2. Bon Voyage
  3. It's De-Lovely
  4. Heaven Hop
  5. Friendship
  6. I Get a Kick Out of You
  7. Anything Goes
  8. Public Enemy Number One/Let's Step Out
  9. Let's Misbehave
  10. Blow Gabriel Blow
  11. All Through the Night
  12. Be Like the Bluebird
  13. Take Me Back to Manhattan

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Kate Botello is the morning host on Classical IPR. She also hosts and produces Kids Commute and Show Tunes with Kate Botello.