Production Photography Released For Susan Stroman’s Acclaimed Production Of CRAZY FOR YOU As It Transfers To London
PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY RELEASED OF SUSAN STROMAN’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION AS IT TRANSFERS TO LONDON
CRAZY FOR YOU AT THE GILLIAN LYNNE THEATRE. CHARLIE STEMP AND THE LONDON CAST. PHOTO CREDIT JOHAN PERSSON.
Charlie Stemp, Carly Anderson and Tom Edden are joined by Natalie Kassanga, Mathew Craig, Duncan Smith, Marilyn Cutts, Sam Harrison, Rina Fatania and Jack Wilcox
Now playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
Joey Parnes, Sally Horchow and Michael Harrison present Chichester Festival Theatre’s sublime new production of Crazy For You which plays a strictly limited 6-month season at the Gillian Lynne Theatrein London from Saturday 24 June 2023.
Brought to life on stage by the renowned, multi-Tony and Olivier award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, with a riotously entertaining book by Ken Ludwig, this classic Gershwin musical is overflowing with glorious melodies (including Someone to Watch Over Me, I Got Rhythm and They Can’t Take That Away from Me).
Crazy For You stars Charlie Stemp, the Olivier-nominated star of Half a Sixpence and Mary Poppins as Bobby Child, Carly Anderson, star of Wicked as Polly Baker, and Drama Desk Award winner Tom Edden as Bela Zangler, following their critically acclaimed performances in the celebrated, sold-out production at Chichester Festival Theatre last summer.
They are joined in the West End by Natalie Kassanga (Dreamgirl
He’s a fish out of water and she’s a real catch.
Theatre mad Bobby Child is torn between his showbusiness dreams and running the family bank. He reluctantly heads west to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a theatre’s mortgage, only to fall for the theatre owner’s daughter, Polly. Desperate to prove his good faith, Bobby decides to put on a show – complete with dancers from the glamorous Zangler Follies in New York City – to save the theatre, renew the town and hopefully win Polly’s love.
The original production of Crazy For You won several Tony and Olivier Awards, including Best Musical.
Crazy For You is produced by Joey Parnes, Sally Horchow,Michael Harrison with Crossroads Live, Nick Thomas and Bob Boyett. Direction and choreography by multi-Tony and Olivier award winner Susan Stroman, with book by Olivier Award winning Ken Ludwig, this spectacular production transfers from a sell-out season at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
Gillian Lynne Theatre
166 Drury Lane
Music and Lyrics George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book Ken Ludwig
Co-conception Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent
Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan
Susan Stroman Direction and Choreography
Beowulf Boritt Set Designer
William Ivey Long Costume Designer
Ken Billington Lighting Designer
Alan Williams Musical Supervisor & Musical Director
Kai Harada Sound Designer
Doug Besterman & Mark Cumberland New Orchestrations
David Krane New Arrangements
Campbell Young Associates Wigs, Hair & Make-Up Designer
Jill Green CDG Casting Director
Richard Pitt UK Associate Director & Choreographer
Angelique Ilo Associate Director & Choreographer
Charlie Stemp Bobby Child
Carly Anderson Polly Baker
Tom Edden Bela Zangler
Natalie Kassanga Irene Roth
Mathew Craig Lank Hawkins
Duncan Smith Everett Baker
Marilyn Cutts Lottie Child
Sam Harrison Eugene Fodor
Rina Fatania Patricia Fodor
Jack Wilcox Standby Bobby Child
With Kayleigh Thadani, Kate Parr, Lila Anderson, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Imogen Bowtell, Laura Hills, Ella Valentine, Tara Yasmin, Marc Akinfolarin, Lucas Koch, Philip Bertioli, Jason Battersby, Ashley-Jordon Packer, Nicholas Duncan, Nathan Elwick, Liam Wrate, Joshua Nkemdilim, Nell Martin, Bradley Trevethan, Bethan Downing, Ryan Jupp, Jinny Gould, George Bray.
Saturday 24 June 2023 – Saturday 20 January 2024
Wednesday & Saturday matinees 2.30pm
Press Night: Monday 3 July at 7:00pm
Find Crazy For You on Facebook: @CrazyForYouLDN, Twitter: @CrazyForYouLDN and Instagram: @CrazyForYouLDN.