Anything Goes Sails Into London's National Theatre

News   Anything Goes Sails Into London's National Theatre Trevor Nunn's last musical at the National opens Dec. 18. Nunn has chosen Cole Porter's classic cruise ship show, Anything Goes, on which to sail away — though his very last production, using many of the cast from Anything Goes, will be Love's Labour's Lost next year.

Cole Porter's musical reflects Nunn's own transAtlantic lifestyle, lived in the age of the great cruise liners, and contains some of Porter's best-known tunes including "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," "It's De-Lovely" and, of course, "Anything Goes." Among the passengers heading for England on the luxury liner S.S. American are Reno Sweeney, a sometime celebrity evangelist turned nightclub entertainer, and Lord Oakleigh, a wealthy English aristocrat, accompanied by his debutante fiancée, Hope Harcourt, her protective mother and Wall Street millionaire, Eli Whitney. Less legally on board are the stowaway Billy Crocker, desperately pursuing Hope, and Moonface Martin, Public Enemy Number Thirteen, desperately seeking the kind of notoriety enjoyed by Snake Eyes Johnson, who the F.B.I. believe to be making the trip in disguise...