Ship-shape and sassy! Splendid sailing in Anything Goes

Jan 10

Ship-shape and sassy! Splendid sailing in <i>Anything Goes</i>

With a nasty flu ravaging the country, the best antidote might actually be show tunes. At least show tunes as they're served up in the zippy and utterly delightful revival of Anything Goes directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. That's not medical advice, of course. It's strictly spiritual – some Cole Porter musical uplift to go with your chicken soup.

Somehow, when this show was on Broadway with star Sutton Foster I wasn't all that interested. Foster, though wonderful in so many ways, seemed at odds with my vision of the worldly, sexy Reno. I'm glad I waited to see the show on tour. Now on stage at the Golden Gate Theatre as part of the SHN season, Anything Goes is just about perfect with the stunning Rachel York at its center.

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Live from Las Vegas: `Jersey Boys’ opening night bash

May 04

What a party! You expect big things in Las Vegas, and that’s what you get. The Palazzo put on quite a show before and after the show as Jersey Boys officially opened on May 3, becoming the first show at the Palazzo hotel, which officially opened last January. The requisite red carpet arrivals saw the surviving Four Seasons — Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and...

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Live from Las Vegas! `Jersey Boys’

May 04

Opened May 3 at the Palazzo Las Vegas OK, so technically we’re not “live” in Las Vegas anymore (6:05 a.m. flight from LV to SFO – ouch). But given that it feels like I’m still at the opening-night party of Jersey Boys at the Venetian (next door to the Palazzo, where the show actually resides), I feel as live as is humanly...

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