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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 BensonPolly Baker
Harry GroenerBobby Child
Bruce AdlerBela Zangler
John HillnerLank Hawkins
Michele PawkIrene Roth
Fred AndersonPete
Ensemble
Jeffrey Lee BroadhurstWyatt
Ensemble
Gerry BurkhardtPerkins
Custus
Ensemble
Ronn CarrollEverett Baker
Jane ConnellMother
Pamela EverettElaine
Ensemble
Joel GoodnessHarry
Ensemble
Tripp HansonMingo
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
Ensemble
Ida HenrySusie
Ensemble
Michael KubalaJimmy
Ensemble
Beth LeavelTess
Paula LeggettMitzi
Ensemble
Stacey LoganPatsy
Ensemble
Penny Ayn MaasBetsy
Ensemble
Jean MarieLouise
Ensemble
Salomé MazardMargie
Ensemble
Brian M. NalepkaMoose
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
Ensemble
Casey NicholawJunior
Ensemble
Judine Hawkins RichárdSheila
Ensemble
Ray RoderickBilly
Ensemble
Louise RuckVera
Ensemble
Hal ShaneSam
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
Ensemble
Stephen TemperleyEugene
Amelia WhitePatricia
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] 
  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 1 Sung 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 2 Sung 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
FinaleCompany