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Crazy For You   
The new Gershwin musical comedy

 
Shubert Theatre , (2/19/1992 - 1/07/1996)
First Preview:Jan 31, 1992 Total Previews:10
Opening Date:Feb 19, 1992   
Closing Date:Jan 07, 1996 Total Performances:1622

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York City and Nevada in the 1930s.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams; Associate Producer: Richard Godwin and Valerie Gordon
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Ken Ludwig; Conceived by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent; Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard; Incidental music arranged by Peter Howard; Music orchestrated by William D. Brohn; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Additional lyrics by Gus Kahn and Desmond Carter; Additional orchestrations by Sid Ramin
Directed by Mike Ockrent; Choreographed by Susan Stroman; Associate Director: Steven Zweigbaum
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Angela Gari; Make-Up Consultant: Randy Mercer; Additional Hair Styles and Principal Wigs by Paul Huntley; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Associate Lighting Design: Michael Lincoln
General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Abbie M. Strassler
Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Stage Manager: John Bonanni and Mindy Farbrother; Production Stage Manager: Steven Zweigbaum
Musical consultant: Tommy Krasker; Orchestra Contractor: Ronald Sell; Concert Master: Suzanne Ornstein; Violin: Suzanne Ornstein, Martin Agee, Ann Leathers, Aloysia Friedmann, Laura Corcos and John Connelly; Cello: Scott Ballantyne and Deborah Assael; Bass: Charles Bageron; Woodwinds: Les Scott, John J. Moses, Andrew Drelles, Charles Millard and John Campo; Horns: Ronald Sell and Michael Ishii; Trumpets: Wilmer Wise and David Brown; Trombones: Bruce Eidem and Dean Plank; Keyboards: Pam Drews Phillips; Drums: Paul Pizutti; Percussion: Thad Wheeler; Guitar/Banjo: Andrew Schwartz
Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Fight direction by B. H. Barry; General Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Fight Captain: Ray Roderick; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Press Representative: Susan L. Schulman
Cast
Jodi Benson Polly Baker
Harry Groener Bobby Child
Bruce Adler Bela Zangler
John Hillner Lank Hawkins
Michele Pawk Irene Roth
Fred Anderson Pete
Ensemble
Jeffrey Lee Broadhurst Wyatt
Ensemble
Gerry Burkhardt Perkins
Custus
Ensemble
Ronn Carroll Everett Baker
Jane Connell Mother
Pamela Everett Elaine
Ensemble
Joel Goodness Harry
Ensemble
Tripp Hanson Mingo
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
Ensemble
Ida Henry Susie
Ensemble
Michael Kubala Jimmy
Ensemble
Beth Leavel Tess
Paula Leggett Mitzi
Ensemble
Stacey Logan Patsy
Ensemble
Penny Ayn Maas Betsy
Ensemble
Jean Marie Louise
Ensemble
Salomé Mazard Margie
Ensemble
Brian M. Nalepka Moose
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
Ensemble
Casey Nicholaw Junior
Ensemble
Judine Hawkins Richárd Sheila
Ensemble
Ray Roderick Billy
Ensemble
Louise Ruck Vera
Ensemble
Hal Shane Sam
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
Ensemble
Stephen Temperley Eugene
Amelia White Patricia
Swings: Ken Lundie, Chris Peterson and Maryellen Scilla
Understudies: Gerry Burkhardt (Everett Baker), Michael Kubala (Bela Zangler, Bobby Child, Lank Hawkins), Beth Leavel (Polly Baker), Paula Leggett (Tess), Penny Ayn Maas (Patsy), Jessica Molaskey (Irene Roth, Patricia), Casey Nicholaw (Eugene) and Amelia White (Mother)
Tony Award®
winner 1992 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams
 1992 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Ken Ludwig
 1992 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Harry Groener
 1992 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Jodi Benson
 1992 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Bruce Adler
winner 1992 Best Costume Design [winner]
William Ivey Long
 1992 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Paul Gallo
winner 1992 Best Choreography [winner]
Susan Stroman
 1992 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Mike Ockrent
Drama Desk Award
winner 1992 Outstanding Musical [winner]
Produced by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams
 1992 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Bruce Adler
 1992 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Michele Pawk
winner 1992 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Susan Stroman
 1992 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Mike Ockrent
 1992 Outstanding Orchestration/Musical Adaptation [nominee]
Music orchestrated by William D. Brohn
 1992 Outstanding Costumes [nominee]
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
 1992 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
K-ra -azy for You (from TREASURE GIRL) Bobby Child
I Can't Be Bothered Now (from A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS) Bobby Child and Girls
Bidin' My Time (from GIRL CRAZY) The Manhattan Rhythm Kings
Things Are Looking Up (from A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS) Bobby Child
Could You Use Me (from GIRL CRAZY) Polly Baker and Bobby Child
Shall We Dance? (from SHALL WE DANCE) Polly Baker and Bobby Child
Someone to Watch Over Me (from OH, KAY) Polly Baker
Slap That Bass (from SHALL WE DANCE) Bobby Child, Moose (The Manhattan Rythm Kings), Tess and Patsy
Embraceable You (from GIRL CRAZY) Polly Baker and Bobby Child
Tonight's the Night
(lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn)
Company
I Got Rhythm (from GIRL CRAZY) Company, Polly Baker and Bobby Child
ACT 2Sung By
The Real American Folk Song Is a Rag (from LADIES FIRST) The Manhattan Rhythm Kings
What Causes That? (from TREASURE GIRL) Bobby Child and Bela Zangler
Naughty Baby
(music by Desmond Carter)
Irene Roth and Lank Hawkins
Stiff Upper Lip (from A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS) Bobby Child, Polly Baker, Eugene, Patricia and Company
They Can't Take That Away from Me (from SHALL WE DANCE) Bobby Child
But Not For Me (from GIRL CRAZY) Polly Baker
Nice Work If You Can Get It (from A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS) Bobby Child and Girls
Finale Company