Crazy For You
Book Crazy For You musical tickets for a feel-good Gershwin musical in the West End
Classic musical Crazy For You brings old-fashioned glamour and sublime Gershwin melodies to the West End. This heart-warming story about a banker who dreams of life on the stage is guaranteed to put a smile on your face at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and has already stunned audiences and critics thanks to show-stopping choreography from Susan Stroman. Five-star reviews abound for this dazzling show, so don’t miss your chance to experience it in London!
Crazy For You is the story of Bobby Child. He’d always dreamed of becoming an actor, but his mother and fiancee have other ideas. Tasked with running the family’s banking business, he heads from his New York home to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a mortgage. When he arrives, he discovers that the mortgage is on a shabby Victorian theatre and the owner’s daughter Polly is the girl of his dreams. Determined to win her heart, Bobby decides to put on a show that Deadrock will never forget.
This hit revival transferred from Chichester to the West End in June 2023 and immediately became one of the hottest tickets in town. Critics gave it a near-unanimous five stars, calling it “pure musical theatre heaven” (London Theatre) and praising every single aspect: “instantly infectious melodies, superb choreography, irresistible comedy […] astonishing performances” (The Guardian).
If you are after pure entertainment that will make you feel the thrill of classic musical theatre, performed by a superb cast and with jaw-dropping chorus lines, this is the show that should be at the top of your list.
Ira and George Gershwin’s Crazy For You musical is one of their most feel-good works, with upbeat songs including “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “Embraceable You” and “I Got Rhythm” peppered throughout the story. It has a witty and charming book by Tony Award winner Ken Ledwig (Lend Me a Tenor). It first debuted on Broadway in 1992, having been adapted from and largely based on the 1930 fim Girl Crazy. It was an instant success, recalling the giddy highs of Golden Age musicals with its exuberant dancing and music, and won the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.
A West End production soon followed in 1993, and the Crazy For You musical added the Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best Theatre Choreographer and Best Set Designer to its list of accolades. Susan Stroman was the choreographer behind its success at the time, and she now helms this 30th-anniversary production as both director and choreographer.
Stroman is a prolific Broadway director with five Tony and two Olivier Awards to her name. Her other work includes The Producers and The Scottsboro Boys; her sharp tap routines have made Crazy For You rocket to success both at Chichester Festival Theatre and in London, and there is no doubt that you will be grinning from ear to ear after you have watched it for yourself.
Stroman‘s light-footed choreography is performed with aplomb by the hugely talented cast of the Crazy For You musical, including Charlie Stemp (Mary Poppins, Half a Sixpence) as Bobby and Carly Anderson (Wicked, Sunny Afternoon) as Polly. Both Stemp and Anderson starred in the musical’s initial season in 2022.
Glorious musical numbers and a show-stopping romance make the Crazy For You musical completely irresistible, so book tickets and find out why it’s earned its place as a gold-standard classic.
No age recommendation has been set for the Crazy For You musical. Under 4s are not permitted into the venue.