A Cole Porter quiz: Anything Goes

So you think you know the witty, stylish songwriter? Test your knowledge -- or learn something -- as you peruse these trivia questions.

By Christopher Smith

7:36 PM EST, November 27, 2012


In his 1934 review of the frothy musical “Anything Goes,” New York Times drama critic Brooks Atkinson wrote that Cole Porter “has written a dashing score with impish lyrics.” Porter’s singular talent was similarly praised for much of his career and was heralded again in 2011 with a new production of “Anything Goes” that won a Tony as the best revival of a Broadway musical. That production, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, is on a national tour and makes its way to Los Angeles this week for a six-week run at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Review: 'Anything Goes' is 'the top' at the Ahmanson Theatre

Brush up your Porter with our 10-question quiz.

How many did you get right?

0-2: Why can't you behave?

3-4: Just one of those things

5-6: Well, did you evah!

7-8: It’s de-lovely

9-10: You’re the top


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