Anything Goes Setting & Symbolism

John Barrowman
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Anything Goes

Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes was revived on London's West End in 1989. Barrowman won an open casting call to play the lead part of Billy Crocker, and thus his professional career was started.

Joliet West High School

Joliet West High School was the high school Barrowman attended. He participated in the school band playing the flute, but his career aspirations really took off when a choir director discovered his strong voice. Thereafter, Barrowman participated not only in choir but in many stage plays and musicals.

Torchwood

Torchwood was the BBC television show Barrowman starred in as Captain Jack. Torchwood was a spinoff from the long-running science fiction series Doctor Who. At the time of the book's publication, Torchwood was still in production.

Dues and Don't Syndrome

Barrowman describes an unwritten rule among theater actors he calls the Dues and Don't Syndrome. Essentially, until a theater actor...

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