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Open Air's Crazy For You Heading to the Novello Theatre

Friday, 16th Sep 2011  

The Musical Set to Hit the West End Following its Run in Regent’s Park during the Summer

In the last week it had been rumoured that “Crazy For You”, a production that appeared at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park during the summer, will be making its way to the West End in October, where it will begin a run that tentatively takes it to July 2012 at the Novello Theatre. It will give London theatre audiences another opportunity to witness the summer hit which starred Harriet Thorpe and Clare Foster among the cast that headed to the stage – all of whom are returning in the transfer.

“Crazy For You” follows the character of Bobby Child and in doing so we witness a plot related to love and following one’s dreams.  Bobby has big ambitions of being a dancer on the stage and as he relishes in this aspiration he also becomes entangled in a romantic affair that manages to take him on a whirlwind Journey. But being a musical those with Theatre Tickets also get to hear various classic songs from “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “I’ve Got Rhythm” to “Embraceable You”, in addition to plenty more.

The musical features a book by Ken Ludwig and famous lyrics by Ira Gershwin to George Gershwin’s music. It premiered on Broadway in 1992 and went on to in a Tony Award before heading off for other stages around the world – including the Prince Edward Theatre in 1993. A one-off production also appeared in a venue within the West End – the London Palladium – in 2009.

Actress Clare Foster has appeared in a wealth of stage and television productions during her career, with credits in the former category that include “The Master and Margarita” at the Chichester Festival Theatre, “We Will Rock You” at the Dominion Theatre and “The Far Pavilions” at the Shaftesbury Theatre. For the screen she is best known for her work in the television series “The Bill”.

With “Betty Blue Eyes” set to close at the Novello Theatre on Saturday 24th September 2011, “Crazy For You” is set to follow from 8th October 2011 to 28th July 2012.

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