Mercifully, Crazy For You is not a show bluntly hammered onto the music of Madonna but instead a simmering showcase of classics from George and Ira Gershwin, including 'Embraceable You', the spine-tingling 'Someone to Watch Over Me' and many more.
The storyboard for Crazy For You features Bobby Child, a 1930s' playboy who dreams of a life treading the boards and is based on the story of the writing team's 1930 hit musical 'Girl Crazy'. Amid the gloss of Hollywood's golden era and the swirling, enchanting, peerless Gershwin soundtrack, Bobby fulfils his dream; singing and dancing all the way.
The score borrows from Gershwin-penned classics 'Shall We Dance', 'A Damsel in Distress', 'Treasure Girl' and others including the original 'Girl Crazy', and boasts award-winning choreography.
The show opened on Broadway in 1992, running for more than 1,500 performances and collecting three Tony Awards. A West End version, starring Chris Langham, premiered in 1993 and ran for around three years picking up two Olivier awards in the process. The London revival kicked off at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre this summer, following an earlier UK tour.
After the successful tour and the Regent's Park season, Crazy For You has muscled its way back into the West End with a transfer to the Novello Theatre on Aldwych, where it replaces Betty Blue Eyes.
Crazy For You begins its run at London's Novello Theatre on Friday 7th October 2011, now booking until Saturday 28th July 2012.
We have tickets for all performance available now, priced from £32 for balcony seats (£35 for Friday and Saturday shows), rising to around £100 for the very best stalls.
The West End dates have been cancelled as of March 2012.