BREAKING NEWS: The legendary Gershwin musical classic Crazy For You is officially heading back to Broadway next year in the continuation celebration of the show’s 25th Anniversary of it’s Broadway debut. For this revival, Susan Stroman will recreate her legendary staging (which she won her 1st of 5 Tony Awards for the show’s original Broadway production).
Before it heads back to the Great White Way, the show will have a Pre-Broadway out of town tryout in Los Angeles, California at the Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre next year from February 7th, 2018 through March 18th, 2018
CRAZY FOR YOU is an updated version of the Gershwin’s acclaimed 1930 musical GIRL CRAZY. It’s a romantic-comedy telling the story of a banker with dreams of being in show business, falls in Love with the local postmistress, and ends up putting on a show to save a Theater from closing. The musical features some of the most beloved Gershwin songs ever written for the stage including EMBRACABLE YOU, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, I GOT RHYTHM, & much more.
The show originally premiered on Broadway in 1992 at the Shubert Theatre where it ran for an incredible 1,622 performances. The musical starred Tony nominees Harry Groener (who most people now know as “Mayor Wilkins” from Buffy The Vampire Slayer) as “Bobby Child” and Jodi Benson (who most people now know worldwide at the voice of “Ariel” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid) as “Polly Baker”. The show went on to be nominated for 9 Tony Awards that year winning 3 including Best Musical.
Following it’s original Broadway run, CRAZY FOR YOU went on to become a smash hit worldwide including London’s West End, a filmed performance in 1999 at Paper Mill Playhouse (that aired on PBS) which went on to be nominated for an Emmy, and much more.
Most recently, CRAZY FOR YOU celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary with a concert presentation featuring an all star cast produced by Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP). It was led by Tony nominees Tony Yazbeck as “Bobby Child” and Laura Osnes as “Polly Baker”.
No word has been announced on the dates or what Theater this new revival of CRAZY FOR YOU will play at when it officially hits NYC.
Who is excited to see this S’WONDERFUL classic back on Broadway?!!
Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Broadway producer Joey Parnes announced today that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, ?Crazy for You,? with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig (?Lend Me a Tenor?), will…
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