Watch a Broadway cast sing and dance along to the classic tune “Anything Goes” and you’ll never forget it. Anything Goes first opened on the Great White Way in 1934 and has since been hailed as an iconic, all-American production. Now, Broadway veteran Kathleen Marshall is directing and choreographing the musical as it returns to NYC this month.
The show, which this time stars Broadway sweetheart Sutton Foster, tells the story of two unlikely couples on board the S.S. American as it heads out to sea. They sing and dance their way to true love—though of course there are plot twists, adventures in blackmail and bad-boy sailors. DS chatted with some of the cast members during rehearsals to find out why they’re thrilled to be onboard the fabulous fictional cruise ship.
Dance Spirit: What are you most excited about in Anything Goes?
“Working with a cast that’s so diverse in age and background. I think it brings both authenticity and freshness to the show.” —Clyde Alves
“To have the honor and pleasure to reinvent an American masterpiece, under the navigation of Kathleen Marshall, is a privilege. Then getting to perform to music by Cole Porter every night—it doesn’t get better than that!” —Joyce Chittick
“I’m excited to be working with this wonderful cast, including Sutton Foster and the legendary Joel Grey. Not only do I get to perform every night as an angel, this is also my first time serving as a dance captain. I feel blessed to be able to continue to do what I love—perform on Broadway—in a show that truly defines the genre.” —Jennifer Savelli
“I’m most excited about the dancing. Nothing is more iconic Broadway than the ‘Anything Goes’ number at the end of Act One.” —Adam Perry
“Anything Goes is the quintessential feel-good musical from America’s heyday. I’m thrilled to be making my Broadway debut in this show (dreams do come true!) and to have the privilege of working with Kathleen Marshall and a ridiculously talented cast and crew.” —Kimberly Fauré
Anything Goes opens at NYC’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre on April 7.
Want to know how Kimberly broke into Broadway? Turn to p. 54 for her audition story!