Broadways Best
Last night I saw Anything Goes, a revival of Cole Porter's show-stopping numbers musical. This show, I am delighted to say, is the best show I have ever seen. Forget The Book of Mormon because Anything Goes had me laughing even harder and smiling even more than it did in its whole show together. This new production is a magical, revision of the 1934, Ethel Merman starring, fun, delightful tale. It is fall out of your seats funny, and not just the new jokes (and some old ones too) that were rewritten into the script, but also because of each performers original and fun take on their characters (aside from Erin Mackey as Hope Harcourt). This show really has wonderful talent, and the actors all have great chemistry. Joel Grey and Sutton Foster pull off the funniest, most heart-warming, delightful rendition of a song I have ever heard, in their friendly, little crusade "Friendship." Joel Grey had me laughing every second every time he was onstage, as did Sutton Foster, Colin Donnel, and Robert Petkoff. This show was so fun, delightful, happy, exciting, and catchy, and exactly what every show should be, enjoyable. So head on down to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre for this Tony Award Winning Revival of Anything Goes, now through September 9, 2012.

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