Anything Goes (1989 London Cast)

Release Date: 1989

Label: First Night Records

Catalog #: CAST18 (LP) / CASTCD18 (CD)

Washington 1988: I was there to sing in concert at the White House for President and Nancy Reagan. In New York, a revival of Cole Porter’s 1930s musical ‘Anything Goes’ is a big hit. So I had to see it! ‘Anything Goes’ was a knockout. It has some of the best music and lyrics that anyone would ever want to sing. In addition to the title song there is a string of classic numbers.

The central part of Reno Sweeney is a gift of a comic role, something I’d yet to tackle in a ‘serious’ way. I knew instantly that I wanted to do it in the West End. But how? Well, you know what they say: ‘If you want something done….’ So I became a producer!

Back in London, I got to work and before long I was co-producing with Tim Rice and Robert Fox. We secured the rights to the American production. A date was set. The show opened at the Prince Edward Theatre on 4th July 1989, American Independence Day.

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    I Get A Kick Out Of You (Elaine Paige)
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    There's No Cure Like Travel/Bon Voyage
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    You're The Top (Howard McGillin & Elaine Paige)
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    Easy To Love
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    I Want To Row On The Crew/Sailor's Chantey
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    Friendship (Elaine Paige & Bernard Cribbins)
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    It's De-Lovely
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    Anything Goes (Elaine Paige)
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    Public Enemy Number One
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    Blow, Gabriel, Blow (Elaine Paige)
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    Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye
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    Be Like The Bluebird
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    All Through The Night
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    Gypsy In Me
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    Buddie, Beware
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    Finale: I Get A Kick Out Of You/Anything Goes (Reprises) (Ensemble featuring Elaine Paige)