Rachel Bloom and Jerry O’Connell Added to Crazy for You Concert

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The February concert event will include the creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
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Golden Globe Award-winning Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and creator Rachel Bloom will star as Irene Roth in Manhattan Concert Productions’ one-night-only concert presentation of the Tony Award-winning musical Crazy for You.

She is joined by television star Jerry O’Connell (Veronica Mars, Scream Queens) as Lank Hawkins. Bloom will perform “Naughty Baby” to O’Connell’s Hawkins.

Crazy for You will be presented February 19 at 8 PM.

Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, On the Town) will star as Bobby Child opposite two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Bandstand, Cinderella) as Polly Baker in the concert event. Also featured will be Harry Groener as Bella Zangler. Groener earned a Tony Award nomination for creating the role of Bobby Child in the original Broadway production.

The cast also boasts SNL alum Rachel Dratch and 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer as Patricia and Eugene Fodor, respectively.

With music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Ken Ludwig, Crazy for You is based on the Gershwins’ 1930 musical Girl Crazy.

The one-night-only event will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, who won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Choreography on the original production of Crazy for You.

The concert presentation will feature Stroman’s iconic original choreography.

Crazy for You will feature a chorus of 240 singers from across the United States and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.

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).

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