Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck Lead One-Night Crazy for You
Manhattan Concert Productions presents the event.
Broadway favorites Laura Osnes (Cinderella) and Tony Yazbeck (Finding Neverland) take the stage tonight for Manhattan Concert Productions' one-night-only 25th anniversary concert version of Crazy for You. The event will take place at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall. Manhattan Concert Productions has recently produced similar mountings of Titanic, Ragtime, Parade, and The Secret Garden.
Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, who won a Tony Award for choreographing the show's original production, will direct, with Kevin Stites as musical director/conductor.
Harry Groener, who originated the role of Bobby Child, will take on the role of Bela Zangler. In addition, 30 Rock favorites Rachel Dratch and Jack McBrayer will play Patricia and Eugene Fodor, with Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Irene Roth and Jerry O'Connell (Seminar) as Lank Hawkins.
The complete cast is made up of 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 will also welcome 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.
With music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, the Tony-winning romantic comedy follows Bobby Child, a banker who dreams of dancing in the follies. When he's sent to foreclose on a rundown theater in Nevada, he meets Polly Baker, the daughter of the theater's owner, who has vowed to get even. Harry Groener and Jodi Benson led the cast of the original production.