Susan Stroman To Lead CRAZY FOR YOU Developmental Lab
BroadwayWorld has learned that the Susan Stroman directed production of CRAZY FOR YOU will hold a developmental lab in New York City in January. The 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.
No word yet on production plans following the lab.
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.