Rialto Chatter: Will Laura Osnes-Led CRAZY FOR YOU Revival Land on Broadway This Fall?

Rialto Chatter: Will Laura Osnes-Led CRAZY FOR YOU Revival Land on Broadway This Fall?

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier, the Susan Stroman directed production of CRAZY FOR YOU is holding a developmental lab in New York City this month.

Michael Riedel is now reporting that the revival, which stars Broadway favorites Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck, as well as TV stars, Rachel Dratch and Rachel Bloom, is currently eyeing potential Broadway houses for a fall 2018 opening.

A source close to the production tells Riedel, "We knew it was going to happen sooner or later. It was just so much fun."

The Susan Stroman-directed production was originally scheduled to play the Ahmanson's upcoming season prior to Broadway but the Los Angeles production was postponed.

The Lab is being produced by The Parnes Office - their other recent Broadway credits include Hello, Dolly!, 1984, Meteor Shower, Carousel, Three Tall Women, and The Iceman Cometh.

Casting is being handled by Tara Rubin Casting. For more information, click here.

Featuring a score of showstoppers by George and Ira Gershwin including "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "Slap That Bass" and "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Crazy for You" is an irresistibly funny valentine to the American musicals of the 1930s. The book by Ken Ludwig brings audiences into a world of cowboys and showgirls, where a Wall Street guy and a Main Street gal can fall madly in love, put on a show and dance their way to happiness.

When "Crazy for You" first premiered on Broadway in 1992, Frank Rich raved in The New York Times, "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 called 'Crazy for You' uncorked the American musical's classic blend of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment and showmanship with a freshness and confidence rarely seen... 'Crazy for You' scrapes 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."

It went on to win Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design of a Musical, playing 1,622 performances.


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