Crazy for You (musical

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In the 2017 concert production of Crazy for You at the Lincoln Center, the cast was joined by choirs across the world including Denver School of the Arts.

TheWest Endproduction, directed by Ockrent, choreographed by Stroman, and starringRuthie Henshall, Kirby Ward, andChris Langham, opened at thePrince Edward Theatreon March 3, 1993 and ran for nearly three years.[3][4]

The Off-West End premiere ofCrazy For You, directed by John Plews, choreographed by Grant Murphy and musically directed by Oliver John Ruthven, ran atUpstairs at the GatehouseinHighgatefrom December 13, 2012 to January 27, 2013. The production made use of a smaller ensemble with cast doubling, and a six-piece band.[citation needed]

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The next morning, Polly sees the two Zanglers and realizes what has happened. She slaps Bobby and leaves in a huff, while the townsfolk prepare for a meeting at the theater to discuss what to do with the show. Irene comes to Bobby in one final attempt to make him go back to New York with her, but Bobby rejects her, and states his love for Polly. Immensely frustrated with Bobby, Irene seduces Lank in Naughty Baby.

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A few days later, ten Follies Girls on vacation from The Zangler Follies appear like a mirage in the desert. Bobby has asked them to help stage a spectacular show in Deadrock. When the men of Deadrock see the girls, the sleepy town becomes very lively. Lank Hawkins continues to express extreme dislike for the show, threatening to shoot Bobby. Rehearsals for the show arent going well and the Cowboys in particular are terrible dancers. Bobby changes all that in the course of one rehearsal with the song Slap That Bass. Spirits are now at a high point. Meanwhile, to Bobbys dismay, Irene arrives, threatening to expose Bobbys charade, and Polly has fallen in love with Bobbys impersonation of Zangler. She expresses her love for Zangler with the song Embraceable You.

The townsfolk are all now gathered at the theatre. Bobby is all for trying the show again, while Polly thinks they should abandon the venture. The Fodors counsel the dejected townspeople to keep a Stiff Upper Lip, which includes a parody of the barricade scene fromLes Misrablesbut by the end of the song, only Polly, Everett, Bobby, and Tess still think the show should continue.

Entrance to Nevada Follies Girls and Cowboys

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Crazy for Youis awith a book byKen Ludwig, lyrics byIra Gershwin, and music byGeorge Gershwin. Billed as The New Gershwin Musical Comedy, it is largely based on the songwriting teams 1930 musical,Girl Crazy, but incorporates songs from several other productions as well.Crazy for Youwon the 1992 Tony Award (Broadway) 1993 Olivier Award (London) and 1994 Dora Award (Toronto) for Best Musical.

Lank Hawkins, proprietor of the towns Saloon, argues with Everett, trying to convince Everett to let him buy the theater before the bank takes it. The stubborn old man refuses to give up the theater on the memory of Pollys mother being the star of all the theaters old shows.

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Meanwhile, Polly has decided to leave for New York to look for Bobby, who enters Deadrock just after she leaves. After learning that Polly has left to find him, he leaves the stage to wash up before driving back to New York to catch her. Bobbys mother and Irene (who is now married to Lank) notice each other, and start an argument. Everett notices Mrs. Child, and falls head-over-heels in love with her, as shown in a reprise of Things Are Looking Up. His affections are reciprocated, and immediately afterwards, Polly reenters with Custus, one of the cowboys. Custus is trying to give Polly a ride to the station, but his car has run out of gas, and she has missed the train to New York. Together the townspeople concoct a plan, and Polly and Bobby are finally reunited in the Finale.

Opening night arrives, with everyone in high hopes (Tonights the Night!). Sadly, everyone is disappointed to find that the only people to arrive are Eugene and Patricia Fodor, British tourists writinga guidebook on the American West. What starts out as a disappointment changes into the realization that the show has galvanized the once-sleepy town, making it lively and spirited. They celebrate with a spirited rendition of I Got Rhythm while the real Zangler stumbles unnoticed into the town, almost dehydrated and collapses, just as the scene ends.

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On October 20, 1999, thePBSseriesGreat Performancesbroadcast a production directed by Matthew Diamond, who was nominated for theEmmy Awardfor Outstanding Direction of a Variety or Music Program.[5]

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In his review inThe New York Times,Frank Richwrote, When future historians try to find the exact moment at which Broadway finally rose up to grab the musical back from the British, they just may conclude that the revolution began last night. The shot was fired at the Shubert Theater, where a riotously entertaining show calledCrazy for Youuncorked the American musicals classic blend of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment and showmanship with a freshness and confidence rarely seen during theCatsdecade . . .Crazy for Youscrapes away decades of cabaret and jazz and variety-show interpretations to reclaim the Gershwins standards, in all their glorious youth, for the dynamism of the stage.[2]

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In Lanks saloon Bobby is professing his love to Polly. Unfortunately, she is still in love with the man who she thinks is Zangler. Bobby is about to convince Polly that he has been impersonating Zangler when the real Zangler stumbles into the saloon looking for Tess.

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When Bobby arrives in Deadrock, its clear that the gold-mining town has seen better days. The men, who are cowboys, sing Bidin My Time in a long, slow drawl. Everett Baker receives a letter from New York warning of the bank foreclosing on the Gaiety Theater. The only woman left in this forlorn town is Everetts daughter, the spunky Polly Baker, who vows to get even with Bobby Child if she ever meets him.

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Note: WhileEugene Fodorwas the real-life founder ofFodors Travel Guides, the character in the musical is highly fictionalized. The real Eugene Fodor was Hungarian-American, not British, and his first travel book was aboutEurope.

In 2011,Regents Park Open Air Theatredid a revival ofCrazy for Youas part of the 2011 Summer Season. The production moved to the West End, at theNovello Theatrewhere it ran from October 8, 2011 to March 17, 2012.[8]

Backstage at the Zangler Theater inNew Yorkin the 1930s, the last performance of the Zangler Follies is wrapping up for the season and Tess, the Dance Director, is dodging the advances of the marriedBela Zangler. Bobby Child, the rich son of a banking family, is backstage hoping for an audition with Mr. Zangler. Bobby performs K-ra-zy for You, but fails to impress Zangler after landing on Zanglers foot during the final flourish of his dance routine. Dejected, Bobby heads outside.

In summer 2016 a UK revival opened at theWatermill Theatre, NewburystarringTom Chambersas Bobby andCaroline Sheenas Polly. The production began touring the UK from August 2017 to June 2018 starring Chambers reprising his role as Bobby,Caroline Flackas Irene and Charlotte Wakefield as Polly.Claire Sweeneyreplaced Flack as Irene halfway through the tour.[9]

Everyone but Bobby and Polly leave the theater; Bobby prepares to leave for New York, professing that his memories of Polly will never fade in They Cant Take That Away from Me. Polly realizes, too late, that she does love Bobby, and after he leaves, laments her loss in But Not For Me.

Bobby enters the town almost dying of thirst, and falls in love with Polly at first sight, not realizing who she is, and expresses his excitement in Things Are Looking Up. Lank isnt pleased to see a rival for Pollys affections.

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Eugene, Patricia, Bobby, Polly, and Chorus

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Six weeks later, Bobby is still thinking of Deadrock as he works for his mothers bank. For his birthday, Mrs. Child gives him the Zangler theater (Zangler has used all his money on the show in Deadrock). While initially ecstatic, Bobby realizes that his love for Polly is worth more in Nice Work if You Can Get It, and leaves for Deadrock with Mrs. Child to pursue her.

Zangler finds Tess, but refuses her request to produce the show. Tess storms off, Zangler, now drunk after being disgusted by the town, bemoans his fate. Bobby, dressed like Zangler, reels in to drown his sorrow over losing Polly. Drunk and depressed, the two men act as mirror images of each other, and lament their lost loves in What Causes That.

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Bobby is met by Irene, the wealthy woman to whom he has been engaged for five years, and then by his mother who demands that Bobby carry out her piece of banking business for her. Bobby is told to go to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. As the women argue over him, Bobby imagines himself dancing with the Follies Girls and joins them in a rousing rendition of I Cant Be Bothered Now. Brought back to reality, Bobby decides to escape to Nevada.

TheBroadwayproduction was directed byMike Ockrentand choreographed bySusan Stroman. It was produced byRoger HorchowElizabeth Williams, with associate producersRichard Godwin, and Valerie Gordon.[1]After a Washington, D.C. tryout and 10 previews, it opened at theShubert Theatreon February 19, 1992, and ran for 1,622 performances. The cast includedJodi Bensonas Polly,Harry Groeneras Bobby Child,Bruce Adleras Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins,Michele Pawkas Irene Roth,Jane Connellas Mother,Beth Leavelas Tess (Leavel also understudied Benson), Ronn Carroll as Everett Baker, and Stephen Temperley and Amelia White as Eugene and Patricia Fodor. The Manhattan Rhythm Kings played cowboys Mingo, Moose, and Sam, singing in their trademark close harmony.

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On October 18, 2009, a showtime challenge, charity gala performance ofCrazy for You, directed byKatherine Hareand choreographed by Racky Plews was staged by Eyebrow Productions at the London Palladium. Eyebrow are well known for their unique Showtime Challenges, where all aspects of the show are rehearsed and performed in 48 hours. All proceeds went to Cecilys Fund.[6][7]

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Bobby finds himself in quite a bind. If he forecloses on the theater he will lose the girl of his dreams. Inspired, he comes up with the idea of putting on a show to pay off the mortgage. Polly agrees to this plan until she finds out who he is and suspects a trick. Bobby and Polly are both heartbroken, but Bobby decides to put on the show anyway… disguised as Mr. Zangler. Polly, deeply hurt, expressed her loneliness in Someone to Watch Over Me.

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Meanwhile, Bela Zangler decides to put on the show as a favor to Tess; the two seem to be in love once more. Although he had been planning to cast Bobby as the lead, he makes Polly the star of the show after learning that Bobby has left for New York.

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