Girl Crazy

Opened: October 14, 1930

Girl Crazy - 1930 - Broadway History , Info & More

Alvin Theatre
250 W. 52nd St. New York, NY

Since its Broadway opening in 1930, GIRL CRAZY has dazzled audiences with gorgeous and toe-tapping songs like “Bidin’ My Time,” “Embraceable You,” “Treat Me Rough,” “But Not For Me,” and “I Got Rhythm.” The show made Ginger Rogers a star and was Ethel Merman’s stage debut. George Gershwin conducted the opening night orchestra, which included Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, and Jimmy Dorsey. ‘Nuff said? Go crazy with us!

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Review: Royal City Musical Theatre Brightens up the Massey Theatre with CRAZY FOR YOU!
by Alyson Eng - May 9, 2023

Filled to the brim with flashy dance numbers, classic Broadway tunes, and capped off with a heart fluttering love story, Royal City Musical Theatre's production of CRAZY FOR YOU satisfies all of your musical cravings.

PACIFIC OVERTURES, CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, and More Set For Menier Chocolate Factory 2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2023

With Marjorie Prime currently running at the company's home base in South London and Funny Girl on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory announced forthcoming programming for 2023. Learn more about the lineup here!

Gavin Lee to Present STEPPIN' OUT WITH FRED ASTAIRE at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 10, 2023

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present two-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk winner Gavin Lee – making his Birdland debut with his solo show “Steppin’ Out with Fred Astaire” – on Monday, May 29 at 7:00 PM.

See Eliane Elias, Marquis Hill, The Kinsey Sicks & More at Birdland in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2023

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this April with a full slate of nightly performances! See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: Hilliard Arts Council is K-ra-zy for CRAZY FOR YOU
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 18, 2022

What did our critic think of CRAZY FOR YOU at Hilliard Arts Council?A celebration of arts and community for the Hilliard community; who could ask for anything more?

Emerging Artists Theatre Announces Line-up For Week Three Of The NEW WORK SERIES
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 3, 2022

Emerging Artists Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for the final week of their bi-annual New Work Series. The three-week festival is currently running at TADA Theater until April 10.

BWW Exclusive: 'Everybody Rise!' - In Honor of STEPHEN SONDHEIM - The 91 GREATEST SONDHEIM SONGS (One For Each Year That He Lived)
by Peter Nason - Nov 27, 2021

The most important figure in musical theatre history is gone; let's celebrate his life by listening to his incredible works. Reviewer Peter Nason gets you started by listing his choices for the 91 greatest Sondheim songs.

by Bernie Siben - Sep 22, 2021

Bob O'Hare - It's a New World - A great collection of Ira Gershwin songs

UN DÍA COMO HOY: Nacía Ginger Rogers
by Nuria Pedret - Jul 16, 2021

En el cumpleaños de la bailarina, cantante y actriz estadounidense, repasamos su carrera en el cine musical

BWW Exclusive: THE 91 GREATEST STEPHEN SONDHEIM SONGS - In Honor of Mr. Sondheim's Birthday
by Peter Nason - Mar 18, 2021

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 91 greatest Sondheim songs from stage, screen and beyond. See if your favorites made the cut! What's at #1?

BWW Review: Kurtis Overby's CRAZY FOR GERSHWIN ~ 'S Wonderful!
by Herbert Paine - Mar 2, 2021

Crazy is as crazy does…crazy in the sense of feeling wild about! From this angle, from a Broadway point of view, crazy has been a gold mine for anything Gershwin! Such is the case with Kurtis Overby’s sterling tribute to the prolific brothers, George and Ira, in Arizona Broadway Theatre’s production of CRAZY FOR GERSHWIN. Featuring Liz Fallon, Jamie Parnell, and Carolyn McPhee. Runs through March 21st.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 19- CRAZY FOR YOU Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 19, 2021

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.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, December 17 with Laura Benanti, Norm Lewis and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 17, 2020

Today (December 17) in live streaming: the cast of Homeschool the Musical on Stars in the House, Norm Lewis in concert, and so much more!

Richard Skipper Celebrates HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE GERSHWIN with Richard Glazier
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020

Richard Skipper Celebrates HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE GERSHWIN with Richard Glazier, Saturday evening, September 26th at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The virtual event will stream LIVE through Richard Skipper Celebrates on Facebook and YouTube. 

Theater Stories: Ethel Merman's Broadway Debut, Stephen Sondheim Classics and More About The Neil Simon Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2020

In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Neil Simon Theatre! Learn about who Neil Simon was, what the theater was originally named, which Broadway stars made their debuts there, and more!

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Kendrick Lamar & More
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

The Royal Alex To Dim Its Marquee Lights In Honour Of Producer S. Roger Horchow
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2020

To honour the life of Broadway producer S. Roger Horchow, the marquee lights of the Royal Alexander Theatre will be dimmed on Thursday, May 21 at 8 PM. 

BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Klea Blackhurst
by Nicholas Adler - May 9, 2020

She is a singer, actress, host, comedienne and shines on whatever stage she's on, and she's been on some amazing stages - Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center to name a few. Who is the SHE you ask? None other then the force of nature, one of the foremost performers of our time, Ms. Klea Blackhurst, of course!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Musical Theatre Characters (1940-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites are on our list of the best characters from Broadway musicals.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

The 101 Greatest Showtunes from 1920-2020
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020

How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years? Well, we did the near-impossible task.  Check out our full list here! 

BWW Interview: Keith Pinto of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at San Jose Stage Company Unleashes His Inner Vaudevillian
by Jim Munson - Sep 27, 2019

Keith Pinto is one of those fortunate stage actors who seems to work almost constantly. If you attend Bay Area theater with any regularity, chances are you've seen him, most likely in a role that showcases his energetic performance style and talent for movement. His latest role is the iconic a?oesweet transvestitea?? Frank-N-Furter in San Jose Stage Company's new production of a?oeThe Rocky Horror Show.a?? Mr. Pinto recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his process while he was between rehearsals.

Tickets Now On Sale For The So-fi Festival At Westbeth
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

The June 2019 So-fi festival announces that it will be presenting works at The Clemente's Los Kabayitos and Flamboyan Theaters (107 Suffolk St. between Rivington & Delancey) and Westbeth (463 West Street between Bethune and West 12th St) June 6th-23rd 2019.

CRAZY FOR YOU Comes to The Wick
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019

The Wick Theatre will present the timeless musical comedy Crazy for You, one of the most entertaining shows of all time--a musical feast that showcases more than 20 Gershwin songs and recreates the golden era of the 1930's follies-style lavish production numbers. The Wick production runs from March 14 through April 14, 2019. Tickets are $75-$85, or call the box office at 561-995-2333.


Bidin' My Time
The Lonesome Cowboy
Could You Use Me?
Broncho Busters
Barbary Coast
Goldfarb! That's I'm!
Sam and Delilah
I Got Rhythm
He's a Broncho Buster
Land of the Gay Caballero
But Not for Me
Treat Me Rough
Boy! What Love Has Done to Me!
When It's Cactus Time in Arizona
The Gambler of the West
And I Have You
You Can't Unscramble Scrambled Eggs
Are You Dancing?
You've Got What Gets Me
Happy Birthday Ginger
When the Boys Meet the Girls
Monkey See, Monkey Do
Throw It Out of Your Mind
Mail Call
Listen People
Aruba Liberace
Fascinating Rhythm
Strike Up the Band!
Something Peculiar
Embraceable You
Girl Crazy has had 7 productions including Broadway which opened in 1930, Broadway which opened in 1930, East Haddam, CT (Regional) which opened in 1971, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 1979, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1986, which opened in 1987 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2001.



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