Mike Ockrent News

CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Previews Tonight at Stratford Festival, Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews tonight, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

Josh Franklin and Natalie Daradich-Led CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Performances at Stratford Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews on Monday, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/19- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2014

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess. (more...)

Mia McCullough's SINCE AFRICA to Open Off-Broadway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

SINCE AFRICA, a new play by Mia McCullough about a Lost Boy of Sudan-- both lost in his native land and lost as he attempts to adjust to his new home in America - will be given its NY premiere following successful productions at San Diego's Old Globe, Philadelphia's InterAct, and Chicago Dramatists theatres with performances starting February 20 and an official press opening on February 23 in a production by New York's Red Fern Theatre Company at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E. 14 St. between 1st and 2nd Ave. in NYC). The play is directed by Nancy Robillard. (more...)

ROAD SHOW Comes to Theatre Rhinoceros, Now thru 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

Theatre Rhinoceros presents the Bay Area Premiere of the Stephen Sondheim Musical ROAD SHOW, featuring Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by John Weidman, and running today, January 2 - 19, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 12/22/2013
by BWW - Dec 22, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/22/2013 for Philadelphia (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Arvada Center Presents Family Holiday Cheer in A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL
by Michael Mulhern - Dec 17, 2013

What can I say about this show - it instantly puts you in the Christmas spirit and has the audience transfixed from beginning to end. (more...)

ROAD SHOW Comes to Theatre Rhinoceros, 1/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Theatre Rhinoceros presents the Bay Area Premiere of the Stephen Sondheim Musical ROAD SHOW, featuring Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by John Weidman, and running January 2 - 19, 2014 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Phoenix (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 12/15/2013
by BWW - Dec 15, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/15/2013 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 12/08/2013
by BWW - Dec 08, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/08/2013 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 12/08/2013
by BWW - Dec 08, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/08/2013 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/08/2013
by BWW - Dec 08, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/08/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 12/08/2013
by BWW - Dec 08, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/08/2013 for Boston (more...)

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