Alfred Publishing Releases Anything Goes 2011 Revival Edition

(ShackMan | Posted 2011-03-27)

Alfred Publishing Releases Anything Goes 2011 Revival Edition

I'll be honest: I'm not usually a fan of revivals. Outside of the fact that I'm only 22 and haven't had a chance to see many of the shows that are getting a new chance on the stage during my lifetime, I'm not the biggest proponent of bringing a show back for another run. That is, unless the production company is willing to take a new direction, to change something, within the show. Then it's worth paying attention to and comparing. Alfred seems to feel the same way (though I can't say that for a fact), or at least they've decided that the 2011 revival of Anything Goes! is something to be noticed. So much so, that they published a new piano/vocal score to commemorate the new performance, replete with 13 songs from the show.

Anything Goes, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, features some of Broadway's greatest hits, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You're the Top,” “It's De-Lovely,” and the title classic, “Anything Goes.” The revival, led by Sutton Foster and the Roundabout Theatre Company is based on the 1987 re-write and set to debut this spring at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. It isn't every day that I get to write three massive names like that in the same paragraph, but it's about time I got to do it.

The featured songs include:

  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • You're the Top
  • Easy to Love
  • Friendship
  • It's De-Lovely
  • Anything Goes
  • Public Enemy Number One
  • Blow, Gabriel, Blow
  • Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye
  • Be Like the Bluebird
  • All Through the Night
  • The Gypsy in Me
  • Buddie, Beware

As always, Alfred prints its books on 100% recycled paper. Anhything Goes is available now online or in music stores for $16.99.

James Rushin is a bassist, keyboardist, writer, and composer living and working in the Greater Pittsburgh area. He has performed with Selmer artist Tim Price, Curtis Johnson, guitarists Ken Karsh and Joe Negri. His compositions have been featured at West Virginia University and Valley Forge Christian College. He has worked with legendary playwright Frank Gagliano's, is currently composing for the new original musical “Off with Her Maidenhead!” and recently became the youngest Soupbone.

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