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Cole Porter Plays List

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List of Cole Porter plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Cole Porter, playwright. This Cole Porter plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Cole Porter characters. This list of plays by Cole Porter is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. You can rank all of these items, from Anything Goes to Silk Stockings. What plays did Cole Porter write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Cole Porter and can help you decide, "What are the best Cole Porter plays?" {#nodes}
  • Anything Goes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cole Porter Plays List
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    Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book was a collaborative effort by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, heavily revised by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as "Anything Goes", "You're the Top", and "I Get a Kick Out of You." Since its 1934 debut at the Alvin Theatre on Broadway, the musical has been revived several... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Guy Bolton , P. G. Wodehouse , Russel Crouse , Cole Porter , Howard Lindsay

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  • Hitchy-Koo

    Hitchy-Koo of 1919 is a musical revue with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and a book by George V. Hobart. This revue was third in a series of four Hitchy-Koo revues from 1917 to 1920 produced by, and starring, Raymond Hitchcock. The original Broadway production of this version played in 1919. The revue received favourable reviews.... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Cole Porter
  • Leave It to Me!

    Leave It to Me! is a 1938 musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The book was a collaborative effort by Samuel and Bella Spewack, who also directed the Broadway production. The musical was based on the play Clear All Wires by the Spewacks, which was performed on Broadway for 93 performances in 1932, and which was filmed in 1933, starring Lee Tracy, Benita Hume, Una Merkel and James Gleason.Set in Stalinist Russia in the 1930s, with Stalin himself appearing at the end, in the Cold War era after World War II its comic treatment of Soviets and Nazis seemed misplaced, and the show was not revived until the late 1980s. Mary Martin made her Broadway debut in this musical, which introduced... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Cole Porter
  • Can-Can is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and a book by Abe Burrows. The story concerns the showgirls of the Montmartre dance halls during the 1890s. The original Broadway production ran for over two years beginning in 1953, and the 1954 West End production was also a success. Gwen Verdon, in only her second Broadway role, and choreographer Michael Kidd won Tony Awards and were praised, but both the score and book received tepid reviews, and revivals generally have not fared well. The 1960 film of the musical starred Shirley MacLaine, Frank Sinatra, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier and introduced Juliet Prowse in her first film role. It incorporated songs from other Porter... more on Wikipedia
    • Authors / Creators: Abe Burrows , Cole Porter
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