Talk:Anything Goes

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Full entry[edit]

If this deserves a full entry of its own, one should at least be given a year of first public performance or other basic stuff.


Je crois que les sous titres ne sont pas en francais, et sa ne me plaisis pas!

C'est le Wikipedia anglais. timrem

1936 movie version[edit]

Does anyone know where I can get a recording of the 1936 movie version starring Ethel Merman? Apr 14, 2006

Found it on eBay. Nevermind. Apr 20, 2006
I'm glad to hear that, but for the next time...please keep in mind that talkpages are only meant for discussion about the articles which they are tied to. Oh, and welcome to Wikipedia.—♦♦ SʘʘTHING(Я) 15:17, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Chinese lyrics[edit]

Are the Chinese lyrics (from the Indiana Jones movie) in Mandarin or Cantonese? The article states Mandarin but the reference link states Cantonese. Robotmannick 01:50, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't know but I will say this. My Chinese Teacher, who is from Beijing, could not understand a single word from the song. Deman7001 (talk) 03:04, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Separate article on films[edit]

I started a new article, "Anything Goes (film)", using all of the material and images from this article. Nothing was deleted, no substantive changes were made, simply moved. JeanColumbia 15:58, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

That was quick! Well done! Awards section still to go. -- Ssilvers 17:50, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
I did the awards for the stage article--I think each article is complete.JeanColumbia 19:25, 25 April 2007 (UTC)


Can anyone provide a brief description of who each character is (or the main ones, anyhow) in the "Characters" section? Best regards, -- Ssilvers 00:21, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

I tried, it's been a long time since I've seen a production, couldn't rely entirely on memory. My references are the Tams-Witmark synopsis and a few reviews.JeanColumbia 00:54, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
Just to clarify: there are 2 sets of Chinese characters--Ling and Ching, and John and Luke; there is one real minister (Dobson) and one pretending to be (Moonface). This leads to mistaken identities.JeanColumbia 11:06, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Looks like you got most of it. Perhaps another editor will be able to fill in descriptions of the other characters. Thanks! If you're a 42nd Street fan, take a look - I beefed it up a bit; see if you have any comments. -- Ssilvers 03:11, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Reference for Lindsay & Crouse, Morro Castle, etc[edit]

I've given a reference for part of the history, where the producer brings in Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse to re-write the script because of the "Morro Castle" tragedy. That book does not confirm that Freedley was living on a boat, etc. But another book does, thus my reference for the Cole Porter bio. The Cole Porter book says that Freedley was in the Pacific Ocean, near the Pearl Islands, not in Panama. So, I deleted Panama but did not add the Pacific Ocean--does it matter?

Russel Crouse also wrote a very amusing piece for the New York Times around the time of the opening in 1934, also confirming that he and Linday were brought in to re-write because of the Morro Castle. He also wrote that they had just a few weeks to re-write. I think that pretty much confirms the timing, since the Morro Castle sank in mid-September 1934 and Anything Goes opened in mid-November. JeanColumbia 14:49, 17 June 2007 (UTC)


The statement before the song list : "Songs in the original musical are, in this order".

I think (it's not my style to try to read someone else's mind, but ..) this list came from this site:

The list as written combines songs from the 1934 original production and songs from the 1987 production. Three items: 1) the sentence opening this section doesn't make much sense to me, since some of these songs were not in the original (1934) production; 2) should we attempt to show which songs were added for the 1987 production? This certainly would be more accurate, if perhaps a bit unwieldly; 3) where does the song "Take Me Back to Manhattan" fit in? OK, I see that this song was added in the 1962 off-Broadway production. I'm out of time right now, will visit this ater tonight or tomorrow.JeanColumbia 16:45, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

I added info. about which production the new songs come from. My reference is the Internet Broadway Database plus the Tams-Witmark synopsis, plus, in the text, the book " The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter" on google books. There has to be a more elegant way of doing this! JeanColumbia 11:42, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

I don't know of any. Good job! -- Ssilvers 23:05, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Anything Goes CD Cover.png[edit]

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BetacommandBot 04:37, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Vocal Ranges[edit]

Someone has added vocal ranges to the character list section. According to project guidelines, vocal ranges are unnecessary unless the work is operetta-ish and/or relies very heavily on vocals. Anything Goes doesn't meet these criteria, and I really have no way of checking these ranges to see if they're correct. Doesn't "mezzo-soprano" seem like a strange way to describe Ethel Merman? MarianKroy (talk) 15:56, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

I freely admit I know nothing of vocal range (or of music in general), so I have been happy to leave the tech stuff to those of you who actually do know. However, thanks to the new MT guidelines, I will delete these vocal ranges; this show/and roles do not meet the guidelines for showing vocal ranges, even to this uninformed editor. (By the way, Stage Agent has ranges for many musicals: [1].
For anyone on patrol or just curious, this is the reference: "Vocal ranges for musicals articles should generally not be included in character lists unless a consensus of editors working on the article is obtained. Editors may remove the vocal ranges in the absence of such a consensus." WP:WPMTJeanColumbia (talk) 13:25, 2 August 2008 (UTC)