“Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of CRAZY FOR YOU is simply glorious and I’m so delighted it’s transferring to the West End, where even more people will have the opportunity to enjoy it as thoroughly as I did”. – Dame Judi Dench, Board Member, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre smash hit Gershwin musical CRAZY FOR YOU will transfer to London’s West End, opening at the Novello Theatre on Saturday 8 October. Cameron Mackintosh, who was full of praise when he saw the show in Regent’s Park, is thrilled to be able to play host to the production in one of his theatres. CRAZY FOR YOU reunites director Timothy Sheader and choreographer Stephen Mear, who were responsible for the multi-award winning production of Hello, Dolly!.
CRAZY FOR YOU, with book by Ken Ludwig, is one of the most joyous musicals, with a Gershwin score containing some of the brothers’ most beautiful and memorable songs, including I Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Shall We Dance, But Not For Me, and Nice Work If You Can Get It.
The entire company of the Regent’s Park production will star in the West End run, led by theatre veterans Harriet Thorpe and David Burt, and introducing to the British stage the highly respected Broadway performer, Sean Palmer as Bobby Child, alongside Clare Foster as Polly Baker, Kim Medcalf as Irene Roth and Michael McKell as Lank. The sets and costumes are by Peter McKintosh, who also designed the Open Air Theatre’s Hello, Dolly!, as well as The 39 Steps, Butley, Love Story and Luise Miller, amongst others. Lighting design is by Tim Mitchell.
The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of CRAZY FOR YOU is being produced in the West End by Mark Goucher, Adam Spiegel and William Village.
CRAZY FOR YOU
Music and lyrics by GEORGE GERSHWIN and IRA GERSHWIN
Book by KEN LUDWIG
Based on the Original Broadway and West End Choreography by SUSAN STROMAN
Co-conception by KEN LUDWIG and MIKE OCKRENT
Inspired by material by GUY BOLTON and JOHN McGOWAN
Originally produced on Broadway by ROGER HORCHOW and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
London WC2B 4LD
Box Office: 0844 482 5171
Performances: Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3.00pm*
(First Thursday matinee 20 October, extra 3pm matinee Tuesday 25 October)
Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Tickets: £25.00 – £62.50*
(all ticket prices include a £1 restoration levy)
Day Seats: £25.00 front row stalls seats available from the Box Office, in person, from 10am on day of performance, limited to 2 per person
Box Office opens 9 September
Current Booking Period: until 28 July 2012