Guy Bolton (Architecture, Alumnus)

Anything Goes, (1934), book
PHOTO: JOAN MARCUS

Along with the novelist P.G. Wodehouse, Bolton wrote the book on which the musical classic Anything Goes was based. Though his early training was in architecture, he went on to become a leading playwright of musical comedies during World War I, and is credited with moving the American musical away from operettas to lighter, more sophisticated fare.