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Crazy for You – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Ken Ludwig Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Ira Gershwin Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: Selwyn Knight You have to feel sorry for Bobby Child. He’s caught between two overbearing women in New York, his mother, Lottie,  who wants him in the family banking business and Irene, his fiancée of five years standing. Neither woman gets on with the other. No wonder all ...

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Crazy for You – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: Ken Ludwig Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Ira Gershwin Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: Maggie Constable Toe-tapping its way into Milton Keynes this week as part of its U.K tour is Watermill Theatre’s production of Crazy For You starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers and Claire Sweeney whose theatre and TV career has covered two decades. Originally written by the Gershwin ...

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Crazy For You – Opera House, Manchester

Book: Ken Ludwig Music and lyrics: George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: Sam Lowe The theatre announcer explains that all the music will be played live on stage. A refreshing change considering the musicians are usually hidden away in the orchestra pit. Actor musicianship has been a recent trend in theatre for over decade now and provides ...

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Crazy For You – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book: Ken Ludwig Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Ira Gershwin Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: Clare White Dazzling romantic comedy Crazy For You started life over 80 years ago as a musical called Crazy Girl, the last by the acclaimed song writing team the Gershwin brothers. It was reworked in the 1990s by Ken Ludwig, incorporating more of the duo’s timeless classics and ...

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Crazy For You – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music and Lyrics: George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin Book: Ken Ludwig Director: Paul Hart Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on the 1930 musical Girl Crazy, (where Ethel Merman made her stage debut and turned Ginger Rogers into a star overnight) and utilising the glorious back catalogue of the Gershwin brothers, Crazy For You was reworked in the 1990s by Ken Ludwig ...

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Crazy For You – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Music and Lyrics: George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin Director: Steve Boden Writer: Ken Ludwig Reviewer: Nicole Evans Crazy For You began its life as 1930s Gershwin musical, Girl Crazy and after a 1990s revamp, Crazy For You in its current form was born. Incorporating new songs, new sparkle and a new life it went on to win the 1992 Tony ...

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The Book of Musicals – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Director: Richard Haines Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] The Old Joint Stock Musical Theatre Company is resident at this venue in Birmingham. This young amateur group was formed a couple of years ago with the aim of bringing big shows to this intimate venue and has been growing in confidence ever since. Last Christmas, it produced its first full length musical, ...

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BLOG: Resting Actress – Hoe Hoe Hoe

It’s here, yes folks, you can ignore it like a Lloyd Webber flop but the festive season is upon us and unlike most of my fellow competitors I have been assisting the man of the moment, the fat man who can make all your dreams come true just for one small glass of sherry. No, not David Grindrod, I have ...

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