On Sept. 22, the recording — starring Sally Ann Triplett as Reno Sweeney and John Barrowman as Billy Crocker — will be released in the U.K. Pre-orders are already being accepted by Dress Circle, the London theatre shop. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the National's production of Anything Goes will reopen Sept. 26 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. In addition to Triplett and Barrowman, the company also includes David Delve (Ship's Purser), Paul Grunert (Ship's Captain), Martin Marquez (Moonface Martin), Annette McLaughlin (Erma), Denis Quilley (Elisha Whitney), Mary Stockley (Hope Harcourt) and Susan Tracy (Evangeline).
Anything Goes — with a score by Porter and a book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse — premiered on Broadway in 1934 with the legendary Ethel Merman in the role of Reno Sweeney. Patti LuPone portrayed the sassy nightclub singer in the 1987 Tony-winning revival, which featured an updated book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. Elaine Paige premiered the revised version in London, and she was later joined by Barrowman as Billy. The classic Porter score includes such tunes as "You're the Top," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Friendship" and the title tune.
The list price for the Anything Goes recording is £13.99. For more information, visit www.dresscircle.co.uk.