Evangelicals and Art: Anything Goes

This weekend I am going to feature a classic from Cole Porter. Its called Anything Goes and has been subject to many revivals. The musical is associated with Ethel Merman, Patti LuPone and Sutton Foster. It first appeared in 1934 on Broadway. If you are pressed for time I would recommend “Anything Goes” and “Blow Gabriel Blow.” Have a good weekend!

Patti LuPone – Anything Goes

Sutton Foster – Anything Goes 

Sutton Foster –  I Get a Kick out of You

Colin Donnel, Laura Osnes  – All Through The Night 

John McGlinn – Where are the Men? 

Ethel Merman and Frank Sinatra – You’re The Top 

Sally Ann Triplett and John Barrowman – You’re The Top 

Texas State University – It’s Delovely

Anything Goes – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Patti LuPone – Blow Gabriel Blow

Sutton Foster – Blow Gabriel Blow


One thought on “Evangelicals and Art: Anything Goes

  1. I have a story about “Blow Gabriel Blow”. Some years back Marvin Hamlisch was doing a Cole Porter tribute with the NSO Pops at the Kennedy Center, with Bobby Short as guest star. One of the songs was “Blow Gabriel Blow”, and Marvin wanted to surprise the audience with a gospel choir during this piece. Problem was, he had this idea only two weeks before showtime. He contacted every gospel choir in the DC area, but none of them could read music. They learned songs by rote, and none of them could have a song ready for stage in two weeks. Someone put him in touch with the director of my chorus, whose answer was that of course we could have a song learned in two weeks, so we got the gig. Marvin came and rehearsed with us, and with two weeks warning we were performing in the show. Marvin was so pleased that he let us be the chorus for his Christmas show as well. So now every time I hear that song, I remember Marvin.


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