Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck, and More Dance the Night Away in Crazy for You
Manhattan Concert Productions returned the 1992 musical to the New York stage on the 25th anniversary of opening night.
Broadway favorites Laura Osnes (Bandstand) and Tony Yazbeck (Finding Neverland) took the stage on February 19 for Manhattan Concert Productions' one-night-only 25th-anniversary concert version of Crazy for You. The event took place at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall.
Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, who won a Tony Award for choreographing the show's original production, directed and choreographed, with Kevin Stites as musical director and conductor.
Harry Groener, who originated the role of Bobby Child, took on the role of Bela Zangler. In addition, 30 Rock favorites Rachel Dratch and Jack McBrayer played Patricia and Eugene Fodor, with Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Irene Roth and Jerry O'Connell (Seminar) as Lank Hawkins.
The complete cast included Mark Linn-Baker, Nancy Opel, Michael Biren, Jim Borstelmann, Christine Cornish-Smith, Jeremy Davis, Jerry Gallagher, Anne Horak, Rashaan James II, Naomi Kakuk, Amanda Kloots, Chris LeBeau, Alicia Lundgren, Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer, Kaylee Olson, Eric Santagata, Angie Schworer, and Victor Wisehart. The concert also welcomed a chorus of 240 singers from across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra.
Check out our photos from the production in the gallery below.