Manhattan Concert Productions invited the press to a preview performance of its upcoming 25th anniversary staging of Crazy for You. Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, the show’s original choreographer, returns to direct and choreograph the one-night-only concert, starring Tony Yazbeck as Bobby Child and Laura Osnes as Polly Baker.
Yazbeck and company performed “I Got Rhythm”; and Osnes performed “Someone to Watch Over Me.” The two stars were joined by Rachel Dratch and Jack McBrayer for a performance of “Stiff Upper Lip.”
Crazy for You will be presented February 19 at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall. The evening will feature a chorus of 240 singers from across the United States and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra.
The full cast includes Rachel Bloom (Irene Roth), Dratch (Patricia Fodor), Harry Groener (Bela Zangler), Mark Linn-Baker (Everett Baker), McBrayer (Eugene Fodor), Jerry O'Connell (Lank Hawkins), Nancy Opel (Lottie Child), Michael Biren (Billy), Jim Borstelmann (Custus), Christine Cornish Smith (Louise), Jeremy Davis (Sam), Jerry Gallagher (Moose), Anne Horak (Patsy), Rashaan James II (Junior), Naomi Kakuk (Vera), Amanda Kloots (Vera), Chris LeBeau (Jimmy), Alicia Lundgren (Mitzi), Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer (Elaine), Kaylee Olson (Sheila), Eric Santagata (Mingo), Angie Schworer (Tess), and Victor Wisehart (Wyatt).
Stroman will be joined by music director and conductor Kevin Stites, set designer Beowulf Boritt, lighting designer Jason Lyons, sound designer Peter Hylenski, props coordinator Chris Pantuso, costume coordinator Sarah Cubbage, production stage manager Rolt Smith, associate stage manager Shannon Hammons, associate director Jeff Whiting, associate choreographer Angelique Ilo, assistant choreographer Stacey Todd Holt, associate music director Greg Jarrett, associate sound designer Justin Stasiw, production sound engineer Simon Matthews, associate costume coordinator Paul Huntley, casting agent Tara Rubin Casting, and production manager Jeff Wild.
Tickets are on sale at Lincolncenter.org, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500 or by visiting the David Geffen Hall box office at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza (Columbus Avenue at 65th Street).