Ashley Spencer and Danny Gardner to Star in Crazy for You at Signature Theatre
A pair of Broadway veterans will lead the cast of the Gershwin musical comedy.
Arlington, Virginia's Signature Theatre has announced Broadway veterans Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) and Ashley Spencer (Rock of Ages) as the stars of its upcoming production of the Gershwins' and Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy for You.
Gardner and Spencer will lead the cast as Bobby Child and Polly Baker. Bobby Child, a musical-loving banker sent to foreclose on a small-town theater decides to revive it instead with the magic of the Follies, some slapstick comedy, and a whole lot of charm. Crazy for You is flush with mistaken identities, a classic love story, tap numbers, and George and Ira Gershwin's glorious songs including "I've Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Embraceable You," and "Nice Work If You Can Get It."
Gardner and Spencer will be joined in the cast by Bobby Smith (Signature's Titanic) as Bela Zangler, Natascia Diaz (Signature's West Side Story) as Irene Roth, and Cole Burden (Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County) as Lank Hawkins. The production will be directed by Signature Theatre's associate artistic director Matthew Gardiner with choreography by Tony nominee Denis Jones.
Performances will run November 7, 2017-January 14, 2018 in Signature's MAX Theatre. Remaining casting and creative team members will be announced next month.