You know you’re dealing with a Broadway classic play if production companies all over the United States of varying sizes and access to resources just can’t stop doing local productions of it. If you agree with this definition of ‘classic’ then ‘Anything Goes’-based on Cole Porter’s classic lyrics and music-definitely fit the bill. Ever since its original production in 1934, Anything Goes has gone through an almost endless amount of productions both on and off Broadway.
It has been adapted for the silver screen twice. Talk about staying power. To this day, this amazing musical is one of the mainstays of community and school play production groups both in the United States and the United Kingdom. This website contains analysis that steps you through why Anything Goes continues to engage us more than 80 years since it graced Broadway.