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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Anything Goes

The L.A. Times reports on a DVD release of an old Colgate Comedy Hour adaptation of Anything Goes, starring Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman.

"The new DVD release -- from the Archive of American Television -- features a 1954 televised staging of the musical starring Sinatra, Merman, Bert Lahr and Sheree North. (The musical aired on "The Colgate Comedy Hour" on NBC.) The DVD, which runs only 53 minutes, features a pared-down version of the musical that uses only a selection of the original score, with plot changes."

The DVD ought to hit the shelves next week. The classic Cole Porter musical is also being revived on Broadway next month, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell and Joel Grey.

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