About Crazy for You
Music & Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman
Co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan
Catch our smash hit in London's West End, from 24 June at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Theatre-mad Bobby Child is torn between his show-business dreams and running the family bank. He reluctantly heads west to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a theatre’s mortgage, only to fall for the theatre owner’s daughter, Polly. Desperate to prove his good faith, Bobby decides to put on a show – complete with dancers from the glamorous Zangler Follies in New York City – to save the theatre, renew the town and hopefully win Polly’s love.
With a riotously entertaining book by Ken Ludwig and overflowing with glorious Gershwin melodies (including Someone to Watch Over Me, I Got Rhythm and They Can’t Take That Away from Me), this production is a joyful celebration ‘blessed with ingenious, sparkling choreography from Susan Stroman, which sends you out on a high from the joy of music and dance’ (Financial Times). The original production of Crazy for You won several Tony and Olivier Awards, including Best Musical.
Directed and choreographed by multi-Tony and Olivier award winner Susan Stroman, this spectacular production transfers from a sell-out season at Chichester Festival Theatre. Starring Charlie Stemp, the Olivier-nominated star of Half A Sixpence and Mary Poppins as Bobby, Carly Anderson, star of Wicked as Polly, and Drama Desk Award winner Tom Edden as Bela Zangler, this is ‘a divine production that will leave you giddy’ (Guardian).
Magnificent. Charlie Stemp affirms his status as a 24-carat stage star, matched by Carly AndersonTelegraph
Superb choreography, irresistible comedy, astonishing performancesGuardian