Opened at the Shubert Theatre, New York on February 19, 1992. 1,622 performances. Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Book by Ken Ludwig, co-conceived by Ludwig and Mike Ockrent. Directed by Mike Ockrent. Choreographed by Susan Stroman. Produced by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams. Cast included Harry Groener, Jodi Benson, Bruce Adler, Michele Pawk, Jane Connell, Ron Carroll, Beth Leavel, and Stacey Logan.
Suggested by the 1930 hit GIRL CRAZY, this “new” Gershwin musical is about a well-to-do young New Yorker, Bobby Child, who is sent to Nevada to foreclose on a theatre owned by the family business. Falling in love with the local postmistress, Bobby decides to produce a show to save the theatre. The production received the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical and continues to be produced in multiple companies around the world. CRAZY FOR YOU also won the Olivier Award (London) for Best Musical, 1993.
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