The 1934 Cole Porter stage musical has extended its run by three months, and is now booking to May 1, 2004.
The show, directed by Trevor Nunn, starring Sally Ann Triplett and John Barrowman, and originally staged last Christmas at the National Theatre, received the longest standing ovation in recent theatre history at its press night on Oct. 7. It also received across-the-board rave reviews.
Set on a transatlantic cruise liner it is a romantic comedy packed with songs — "You're the Top," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "It's De-lovely," "Blow Gabriel Blow," "Anything Goes" — and has choreography by Stephen Mear. The last major West End engagement of the musical starred Elaine Paige and Howard McGillin; McGillin was eventually succeeded by Barrowman, who is repeating his role as Billy Crocker in this revival.