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London production of Cole Porter’s classic musical “Anything Goes” on GREAT PERFORMANCES, May 13 at 9 pm


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GREAT PERFORMANCES “Anything Goes”

Premieres Friday, May 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/broadwayonpbs and the PBS Video app

 

Broadway star Sutton Foster reprises her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney and makes her West End debut in P.G. Wodehouse and Cole Porter’s golden age musical, also starring three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot. Telling the tale of romance aboard the SS American set to a timeless score, Tony-winning choreographer Kathleen Marshall directs the London production featuring timeless hits, including “I Get A Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top” and “Anything Goes.” When the ship sets out to sea, etiquette and convention dive overboard 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, disguise and some old-fashioned blackmail.

Sutton Foster and cast members in “Great Performances: Anything Goes.”
Sutton Foster and cast members in “Great Performances: Anything Goes.” @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.
©Tristram Kenton 07-21

Great Performances: Anything Goes is part of the series’ fifth annual “Broadway’s Best” lineup, premiering Fridays, May 13-27 at 9 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/broadwayonpbs and the PBS Video app as part of #PBSForTheArts. The spring lineup also includes Merry Wives, recorded live from The Delacorte Theater marking the return of The Public Theater’s beloved Free Shakespeare in the Park following the COVID-19 shutdown; and Keeping Company with Sondheima documentary spotlighting the current acclaimed Broadway revival and legacy of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical “Company,” featuring new interviews with Sondheim, Tony and Grammy winner Katrina Lenk, two-time Tony and two-time Grammy winner Patti LuPone and more.

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Gary Wilmot and Robert Lindsay in “Great Performances: Anything Goes.” @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.
©Tristram Kenton 07-21

Throughout its nearly 50-year history on PBS, Great Performances has provided an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America’s most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming. Showcasing a diverse range of artists from around the world, the series has earned 67 Emmy Awards and six Peabody Awards. The Great Performances website hosts exclusive videos, interviews, photos, full episodes and more. The series is produced by The WNET Group.

For Great Performances: Anything Goes: Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon. Marc Allenby, Alice De Rosa, Austin Shaw, Sir Howard Panter, Dame Rosemary Squire, and David Lazar are producers; Joshua Andrews and Stuart Galbraith are executive producers. Additional funding for Great Performances: Anything Goes was made possible by The Merle and Shirley Harris Fund and The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance.