THE SCREENING ROOM: Audra McDonald, Julie Andrews, Judy Garland and More Sing "Someone to Watch Over Me" (Video)
19 Feb 2013
The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Crazy for You, which features a score by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, opened on Broadway Feb. 19, 1992. In celebration of the musical, Playbill.com has put together favorite versions of "Someone to Watch Over Me."
The tune, which was originally composed for the 1926 musical Oh, Kay!, is featured in Crazy for You and performed by the character of Polly Baker, originated on Broadway by Jodi Benson. "Someone to Watch Over Me" is also performed by Kelli O'Hara in Broadway's Nice Work If You Can Get It, currently playing the Imperial Theatre.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.