Anything Goes

2002 National Theatre Revival

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse and Howard Lindsey & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

Previews began December 11, 2002 at the Lawrence Olivier Theater, London
Opened December 18, 2002; Ran for 73 performances and 6 previews; Closed March 22, 2003
Transferred to London's West End
Previews began September 26, 2003 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Opened October 7, 2003; Closed August 28, 2004
Produced by the National Theatre
Director: Trevor Nunn
Choreographer: Stephen Mear
Set Designer: John Gunter
Costume Designer: Anthony Powell
Lighting Designer: David Hersey
Music Arranged & Orchestrated by: Michael Gibson
Music Supervisor/Dance Arranger: Gareth Valentine
Associate Music Director: Jamie Dunsmore
Assistant Music Director: Ian Townsend
Assistant Choreographer: Nikki Woollaston
Sound Designer: Paul Groothuis

Based on the 1987 Lincoln Center production


Sally Ann Triplett (Reno Sweeney), John Barrowman (Billy Crocker), Martin Marquez(Moonface Martin), Annette McLauglin (Erma), Susan Tracy (Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt), Simon Day (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), Mary Stockley (Hope Harcourt), Denis Quilley (Elisha Whitney), Anthony Cable (Henry T. Dodson), Paul Grunert (Ship's Captain), Robin Soans (Ship's Purser), Duncan Smith FBI Agent, Raymond Chai (John/Luke), Vao Chin (Luke/John)

Sailor Quartet: Tom Espiner, Richard Henders, Tam Mutu, Corey Skaggs; Angels: Jane Fowler, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Samantha Modeste, Rachel Stanley [last two replaced by Jane Mark and Robbie O'Reilly on the recording]; Gypsy Trio: Jye Frasca, Jason Gardiner, Shaun Henson; Ensemble: Christopher Bennett, Daniel Crossley, Charlotte Gorton, Akiya Henry, Duncan MacVicar, Nicola Sloan, Lee William-Davis, Claire Winsper, Nikki Worrall; Swings: Kevin Brewis, Christian Gibson, Jane Mark, Robbie O'Reilly

Musical Numbers

  • Overture - Orchestra
  • Act One

  • "I Get a Kick Out of You" - Reno Sweeney
  • "There's No Cure Like Travel" - Sailor, Girl, Captain and Crew
  • "Bon Voyage" - Sailors and Passengers
  • "There's No Cure Like Travel" (reprise) - Purser
  • "You're the Top" - Reno and Billy Crocker
  • "Easy to Love" - Hope Haarcourt and Billy
  • "Easy to Love" (reprise) - Hope
  • "The Crew Song (I Want to Row on the Crew)" [from Paranoia] - Elisha Whitney
  • "Sailor's Chantey (There'll Always Be a Lady Fair)" - Sailor Quartet
  • "Friendship" [from Du Barry Was a Lady] - Reno and Moonface Martin
  • "It's De-Lovely" [from Red, Hot and Blue] - Hope and Billy
  • "Anything Goes" - Reno and Chorus
  • Act Two

  • Interlude - Orchestra
  • "Public Enemy Number One" - Captain, Purser and Chorus
  • "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" - Reno, Angels and Chorus
  • "Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye" [from O Mistress Mine]- Hope
  • "Be Like the Bluebird" - Moonface
  • "All Through the Night" - Hope, Billy and Sailor Quartet
  • "The Gypsy in Me" - Lord Evelyn Oakleigh and Gypsy Trio
  • "Buddie Beware" - Erma and Crew
  • "I Get a Kick Out of You" / "Anything Goes" (reprises) - Company

Original Cast Recording

  • Compact Disc, 2003 [First Night CASTCD90]

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