Anything Goes: Cole Porter's Lively Musical at the Ahmanson
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Barry Manilow returns to his first love, writing musicals, with the much-anticipated Harmony. This musical story of the world's first hit boy band is based on the true tale of six talented young Germans who came together in the 1920s and took the world by storm. With a signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and hilarious stage antics, the Comedian Harmonists were an actual group that sold millions of records, starred in films and packed the prestigious concert halls around the globe -- until the rise of Nazi Germany split them apart. Inspired by the story, Manilow and his co-creator, writer-lyricist Bruce Sussman, created this musical with an original score that celebrates this extraordinary group of friends and their quest for true harmony in one of the most discordant periods of world history. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Bonnie MacBirdRed Velvet
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Big, full-out, live orchestra musical with absolutely delicious leading performers, a witty laugh-aloud book, and stylish production numbers in the best of old school style. I went with people from 22 to 91 and we all sat smiling through the whole show, and bought tickets to see it again the next weekend. Could not be better, an unqualified rave.
Quotes & Highlights
- “Rachel York embodies the role [of Reno Sweeney] with a wink and a purr. Her singing voice combines paint-peeling power with a luxe smoothness, like a ribbon of dark chocolate spiked with cayenne pepper.”-- <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cleveland.com/onstage/index.ssf/2012/10/playhousesquare_production_of.html">Cleveland.com</a>
- “Rachel York and the all-singing/all-dancing company of <em>Anything Goes</em> took me up to the heavenly gates with their spectacular performance.” --<a target="_blank" href="http://nashville.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Reviews-Timeless-ANYTHING-GOES-Is-Musical-Theater-for-the-Ages-20121024#ixzz2AM8gK2g5">BroadwayWorld.com</a>
- “I challenge you to find a natural high greater than the first-act finale of <em>Anything Goes</em>, a giddy layer cake of tap-dancing sailors atop Cole Porter lyrics.”--<em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2011/12/what-makes-british-people-happy-sex-exercise-going-to-the-theatre.html"><em>The New Yorker </em></a></em>
- Watch BroadwayWorld's <a target="_blank" href="http://broadwayworld.com/videoplay.php?colid=408140">exclusive sneak peek</a> with the cast.
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.
Cole Porter’s roundup of nostalgic hits in the production include “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and, of course “Anything Goes.” Anything Goes is getting rave reviews across America as it makes its way toward Los Angeles.