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Charlie Stemp leads this critically-acclaimed Chichester production in the West End.
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About Crazy For You

They got rhythm! Don’t miss the award-winning musical Crazy For You in London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre. Book Crazy For You tickets in London on TodayTix.

The Guardian raves, "superb choreography, irresistible comedy, astonishing performances" in this classic musical revival that celebrates the power of following your dreams. This show is set in Deadrock, Nevada, and follows banker Bobby Childss as he forecloses on a theatre. However, Bobby falls in love with the owner's daughter, Polly Baker, and in an attempt to win her heart, he decides to put on a show at the theatre.

Crazy For You moves to the Gillian Lynne Theatre in the West End after a sell-out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Susan Stroman, with a book by Ken Ludwig, the show features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, and includes some of the duo’s most memorable songs, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”

Charlie Stemp returns to the role as Bobby Child, and Carly Anderson reprises her role as Polly Baker. The Telegraph calls Stemp “magnificent,” and he “affirms his status as a 24-carat stage star” in this production. Don’t miss your chance to see the stars in action in Crazy For You!

Assisted performances Captioned Performances: Wednesday 27 September 2023, 2.30pm, Friday 24 November 2023, 7.30pm
BSL performance: Wednesday 13 September 2023, 2.30pm, Friday 17 November 2023, 7.30pm
Audio described performances: Wednesday 20 September 2023, 7.30pm, Wednesday 22 November 2023, 2.30pm

Run time

2 hours 45 min (incl. interval)

Start date

June 24th, 2023

End date

December 31st, 2023

Categories

Age

Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Absorbing
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808 reviews on Show-Score

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GreatAvi
Musical theater magic, Stupendous dancing, A true joy
98 / 100
Townseru
Refreshing, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting
100 / 100
Jillbaila
Fluffy, Great dancing, Charlie stemp!, Entertaining, Enchanting
83 / 100
Kent 2
Stemp is today’s astaire
90 / 100
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Production note
This production contains smoke and haze effects.

Stars on stage

Charlie Stemp

Charlie Stemp

Crazy For You cast and creative team

By: Ken Ludwig
Music: George and Ira Gershwin
Director: Susan Stroman
Cast list: Charlie Stemp, Carly Anderson, Tom Edden, Natalie Kassanga, Mathew Craig, Duncan Smith, Marilyn Cutts, Sam Harrison, Rina Fatania, Jack Wilcox, 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
Choreography: Susan Stroman
Set: Beowulf Boritt
Costume: William Ivey Long
Lighting: Ken Billington
Sound: Kai Harada

Venue

Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 5PW

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: King's Cross St Pancras
Bus numbers: (High Holborn) 134, 242; (Kingsway) 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 521, X68
Night bus numbers: (High Holborn) 242, N68, N207; (Kingsway) 188, 243, N1, N91, N171
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn left at Drury Lane and you’ll see the theatre 100 metres away on a corner.

More information about Crazy For You

The original Broadway production of Crazy For You premiered in 1992 and went on to win several Tony Awards, including the award for Best Musical. The production ran for over 1,600 performances and has since been staged around the world and become a popular choice for local productions and school shows.

Director and choreographer Susan Stroman worked closely with book writer Ken Ludwig and the creative team to create a show that paid homage to classic musicals with the Gershwins’ music, while also having a new and fresh tone. Stroman returns to the show with this production, marking her third time directing a musical in London. She also has directed The Producers in 2004 and Young Frankenstein in 2017. She also has directed plays in London such as The Scottsboro Boys in 2014.

Crazy For You isn’t the only musical that features songs by the Gershwins. My One and Only is also an original show that incorporates existing music by the songwriters, including “'S Wonderful," "Funny Face," and "Strike Up the Band."

The original Broadway production of My One and Only premiered in 1983 and starred Tommy Tune and Twiggy. The show won several Tony Awards, including Best Actor in a Musical for Tune and Best Choreography for Tune and Thommie Walsh.

What to Watch For

  • Crazy For You is inspired by the 1930s musical Girl Crazy that Ken Ludwig saw in Washington, D.C. He was in awe at the show's energy and humour, but felt that the story was outdated and in need of modernization.
  • Charlie Stemp, who stars as Bobby in this production, made his West End debut as an ensemble member in Wicked. He has also starred in Half a Sixpence, Mary Poppins, and Hello, Dolly!
  • The original Broadway Production of Crazy For You featured a cast of over 40 performers, including a live horse on stage for the number “Stiff Upper Lip.” The original horse's name was Polly.
  • Crazy For You won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1992, and beat out some tough competition including The Secret Garden, Falsettos, and Jelly’s Last Jam. The show also won three other Tony Awards that year, including Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, and Best Features Actor in a Musical for Scott Wise.
  • They All Laughed was the original title for Crazy For You and was intended to be a tribute to the Gershwins’ music, but deemed too dark and complicated. After many workshops and rewrites, the show was renamed Crazy For You and streamlined to focus on the love story.
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