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Shubert Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.

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Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan

CRAZY FOR YOU™ is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930's playboy, who's dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream! Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can't Be Bothered Now, Bidin' My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can't Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. It's a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.



The Round Barn Theatre to Make a Splash with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Join Ariel, Flounder, Ursula and the gang for a production that will bring families together for the Holiday season. (more...)

VIDEO: West End's Ruthie Henshall Talks First-Ever Musical Cruise 'BRAVO'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Ruthie Henshall's multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years including Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy for You, She Loves Me, Marguerite, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Les Mis rables and Chicago. She has also enjoyed tremendous success in plays Coming soon in an exclusive interview with Neil Sean she speaks about her latest venture the brilliant format of cruising at sea with a stunning cast of musical co-stars to create Bravo- Cruise of the Performing Arts 2018 Enjoy intimate and unforgettable performances from Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe, Wynne Evans, plus of course Ruthie (more...)

Choreographers to Collaborate with Brooklyn College Students and Alumni In New Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Five choreographers, Artis Smith, Germaine Salsberg, Kevin Predmore, Traci Stanfield and Nicole Ohr, will collaborate with current and graduated Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music composers for a program of new contemporary, modern, and tap dances. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle with THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey make their annual fall pilgrimage to Caf Carlyle with an all-new show, The Little Things You Do Together, November 7-18. (more...)

Starry CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Tonight at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Signature Theatre presents The Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy for You. This new production is directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You will run from tonight, November 7, 2017, through January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Equity Jeff Awards 2017 Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The gala 49th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, November 6, celebrated a season of outstanding productions. (more...)

John O'Hara and Lisa-Marie Parker Unite for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2017

Inspired by Shubert's Wintereisse (A Winter's Journey), December Songs portrays a brokenhearted young woman, wandering the snowy paths of Central Park. In this contemporary tale of her journey, she finds the strength to recover and begin her life anew. Written by prolific Broadway Composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Phantom), December Songs will be performed by Lisa-Marie Parker (Les Miserables, Cats, Blood Brothers). (more...)

The Carnegie to Sweeten January with WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

This January The Carnegie will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination as it continues its 2017-18 Theatre Series with Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA, playing weekends January 18-28, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Engel & WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 24, 2017

Triple threat performer David Engel needs no introduction. He is one of the top 5 musical stars on local stages and has won multiple Ovation Awards in the process. He is currently preparing to open White Christmas for two weeks at Musical Theatre West (MTW) Saturday December 2. In our chat he tells us about the show and why MTW is so important to him. How many times have you done this role? What attracts you to it? This is my sixth time performing White Christmas. 10 years ago I toured with the (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards; Wilmington Drama League Leads Best Community Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Italy Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Pre-Broadway Run of CRAZY FOR YOU Postponed at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Center Theatre Group's pre-Broadway production of 'Crazy for You,' which was scheduled to run at the Ahmanson Theatre February 7 - March 18, 2018, has been postponed. (more...)

The Sun Comes Out Tomorrow with Starry ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

It's the hard-knock life! Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Broadway's Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Jason Graae and More to Tribute Jerry Herman at The Berman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Hello Dolly, Mame, Mack and Mabel and La Cage aux Follies are some examples of composer Jerry Herman's ability to light up Broadway. The music of this legendary lyricist, and one of Broadway's most beloved icons, will light up The Berman Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, December 9. (more...)

Eric Anthony Lopez to Open for Ashanti & Ja Rule in TX, PA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Broadway and American Idol favorite Eric Anthony Lopez (currently on MTV's TRL and in Broadway's Inspirational Voices, directed by Tony nominated Michael McElroy) is set to open for Ashanti & Ja Rule's hit arena tour. (more...)

Ma-Anne Dionisio, Susan Gilmour, Eric Craig and More Tapped for Theatre Calgary's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Theatre Calgary's new artistic director Stafford Arima has officially announced the cast for The Secret Garden, which will close out its 50th Anniversary season. To be directed by Arima, The Secret Garden will feature some notable names in Canadian musical theatre, along with a large number of Calgary artists, who will bring this beloved tale to life. (more...)

Cast Complete for RENT 20th Anniversary Tour in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Work Light Productions and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announced casting for the highly-anticipated Las Vegas engagement of RENT Jan. 30 Feb. 3, 2018. (more...)

Lea DeLaria, Rumer Willis and More to Join American Pops for Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will present a special holiday concert not to be missed, with special guest stars Rumer Willis ('Dancing with the Stars,' Broadway's Chicago), Lea DeLaria (Broadway, comedy and jazz star, 'Orange is the New Black'), Claybourne Elder ('Gossip Girl,' Broadway's Sunday in the Park...), Nova Payton (Helen Hayes Award winner), Mobley (singer/songwriter featured on HBO, Fox and NBC) and Luke Hawkins (Star tap dancer from 'America's Got Talent'). (more...)

Social: CRAZY FOR YOU's Danny Gardner Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

Danny Gardner, currently starring opposite Ashley Spencer in Signature's Crazy for You, takes us behind the scenes with him today on Instagram! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards; Clear Space Leads as Best Professional Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Italy Awards! DISINCANTATE! LE PIU' STRONZE DEL REAME Prende Il Comando Nel Miligor Spettacolo!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Sally Struthers and More to Lead Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse have announce the stars of the beloved Irving Berlin classic White Christmas at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, November 29 - December 17. (more...)

Luke Frazier to Bring BROADWAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS to Ohio University
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Luke Frazier founder and conductor of The American Pops Orchestra, Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will present Broadway for the Holidays, a special concert not to be missed as part of the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series on Monday, December 4 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Review Roundup: CRAZY FOR YOU at Signature Theatre - What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Crazy for You runs at Signature Theatre through January 14, 2018. The show has music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Ken Ludwig. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Signature Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 17, 2017

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Brooklyn Music School Presents CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPOSERS COLLABORATE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Five choreographers, Artis Smith, Germaine Salsberg, Kevin Predmore, Traci Stanfield and Nicole Ohr, will collaborate with current and graduated Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music composers for a program of new contemporary, modern, and tap dances, performed by 25+ dancers, each dance set to an original composition by a different composer - Yuriy Lehki, Daniel Rote, Jacob Szilagi, and Sean Vigneau-Britt. The program will also feature repertory from Smith and Salsberg ('Full Moon Waxing' and 'Down the Rabbit Hole'). The two 2 performances, Saturday December 2nd at the Brooklyn Music School, is a presentation of Artis Smith and Germaine Salsberg, artistic directors, and The Department of Kinesiology and Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Danny Gardner, Ashley Spencer and More in CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Signature Theatre presents The Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy for You. This new production is directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You runs now through January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking: COME FROM AWAY, FALSETTOS and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Join the Ahmanson's 2018-19 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Center Theatre Group announced three new productions fresh from Broadway that will join the 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical in the 2018-2019 season at the Ahmanson Theatre. Moving musicals 'Come From Away' and the Lincoln Center Theater production of 'Falsettos' join hit comedy 'The Play That Goes Wrong' and the previously announced 'Dear Evan Hansen.' (more...)

Deborah Grace Winer presents BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Marilyn Bergman. Dorothy Fields. Mary Rodgers. Jeanine Tesori. Betty Comden. Throughout theatre history, there have been a few bold pioneers-in-heels who crashed the boys' club, and wrote hit songs and shows like On the Sunny Side of the Street, Sweet Charity, On the Town, Witchcraft, Once Upon a Mattress, and so much more. This entertaining and moving 75 minute revue celebrates these songwriters against the backdrop of the current world's surprisingly ongoing conversation What is a woman's place? (more...)

Cast Announced for UK Premiere of BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

The legendary Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson will be played by James Taylor and Patrick Robinson in the UK premiere of playwright Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

Patrick Page to Return as 'Scrooge' in A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 26th annual production of A Musical Christmas Carol, December 8-23 at the Byham Theater. Broadway veteran and Pittsburgh CLO alum Patrick Page returns to lead the cast in his second year as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy for You. This new production is directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You runs now through January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Check out a brand-new trailer for the show below! (more...)

It's a Happy Holiday! Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour Finds Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS have announced full casting for the North American Tour of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Italy Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Celebrate Leonard Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

C elebrated as one of the most inf l uential musicians and composers of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein ushered in an era of m ajor cultural transition. He led the way in advocating an open attitude about what constituted good music, actively bridging the gap between classical music, B r oadway musicals, jazz and rock, and he seized new media for its potential to reach diverse communities of listeners, young and old. Longtime conductor of the New York Philharmonic, renowned composer of works for the concert hall and Broadway stage, glamoro us television personality, virtuosic pianist and committed educator, Bernstein was an extravagantly gifted musician with a common touch. He maintained a life - long focus on advocating for social justice, notably civil rights at home and peace around the wor ld. To celebrate the maestro's 100th birthday, Segerstrom Center is pleased to present a tribute to the musical theater masterpieces Bernstein created while honoring the scope and reach of his genius. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed to Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After five sold-out engagements in New York City, The Broadway Princess Party is coming to the West Coast this December for three nights at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and one special matinee at Citrus College! (more...)


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Dive Down to Bikini Bottom and Meet the Full Company of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 4, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway officially opens tonight, December 4th, at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with the cast and get a peek at them in rehearsal in the video below! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Together Forever! Beth Leavel & Christopher Sieber Reunite for Paper Mill Playhouse's ANNIE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 2, 2017

They've tied a knot we never can sever! Broadway favorites Beth Leavel and Christopher Sieber are back at it this holiday season, reuniting in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of ANNIE. Watch below as the newest Hannigan and Warbucks open up with Richard Ridge about their history onstage together, what they love about this musical classic, and so much more! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief December 13th, 2017: ELF at Madison Square Garden, Well-Strung at Feinstein's/54 Below, and more!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 13, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top news: Elf the Musical comes to Madison Square Garden, Well-Strung plays Feinstein's/54 Below, and more! (more...)

B.H. Barry's THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF MR. MOLE to Play Sheen Center This Month
by BroadwayWorld JR - Dec 12, 2017

A perfect show for the whole family, The Enlightenment of Mr. Mole, an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, written and directed by Tony-award winner B.H. Barry, beginning December 28 and running through December 31, 2017 will play in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street, NYC 10012). (more...)

Susan Stroman To Lead CRAZY FOR YOU Developmental Lab
by Alan Henry - Dec 12, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Susan Stroman directed production of Crazy for You will hold a developmental lab in New York City in January. (more...)

TITLE OF SHOW & World Premiere of LEVITY Come to Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (Executive Director John Zirkle) in Big Sky, Montana announced today it will present the world premiere of LEVITY, featuring Tony Award winner Michele Pawk as Connie, for three performances January 19 through January 21, 2018. Written by Stephanie DiMaggio and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, this new play was developed during WMPAC's summer acting workshop and is the first world premiere production ever to premiere in Big Sky. (more...)

Tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ Now On Sale to the Public
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of THE WIZARD OF OZ, are currently on sale to the public. THE WIZARD OF OZ will play a limited five performances at the Boston Opera House January 12-14, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 'Tis the Season for Shopping! The 2017 BC/EFA Holiday Gift Guide Has Arrived!
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Dec 11, 2017

It's December, y'all! Time for snow storms, egg nog, those giant ornaments that show up on 6th avenue across the street from Radio City Music Hall. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Italy Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Natascia Diaz, Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan to Headline HOLIDAYS, HEARTS, AND HOME Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Producer/director Victor Wisehart has announced that two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner and star of Every Little Step Natascia Diaz along with stars of Arena Stage's The Pajama Game Britney Coleman (Babe) and Tim Rogan (Sid) will headline 'Holidays, Hearts, And Home,' a one-night-only benefit concert to raise money to provide relief efforts to Puerto Rico. (more...)

New Partnership Between CAA And Mirvish Productions To Include Renaming Of One Of Toronto's Flagship Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) and Mirvish Productions announce a new marketing partnership that brings together one of Canada's largest membership associations and the country's leading theatrical organization. (more...)

BASKERVILLE, A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY Opens at Walnut Street Before Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2017-18 Independence Studio on 3 Season continues with Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig's hilarious whodunit comedy, Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Delaware Awards; WILMINGTON Leads Best Community Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

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