New “Anything Goes” with Alumni Roles

The new Broadway production of "Anything Goes" draws on contributions from Harvard graduates.

A revival of the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes in New York, reviewed by Ben Brantley in the New York Times, draws on the talents of several Harvard-educated theater types. Brantley takes note of the "bright Deco sets" of Derek McLane ’80, and the current production's book includes additions and revisions by Timothy Crouse ’68 and his classmate John Weidman. The two writers earlier worked together on the Anything Goes book for a 1982 revival at Lincoln Center Theater. Crouse's father, Russel, collaborated with Howard Lindsay in rewriting the P.G. Wodehoue/Guy Bolton book for the original 1934 production, and, coincidentally, Weidman has collaborated on multiple occasions with Stephen Sondheim, namesake of the Stephen Sondheim Theater where the new Anything Goes is currently onstage.

 

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