Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Lead Crazy for You Concert at Geffen Hall Feb. 19 | Playbill

Broadway News Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Lead Crazy for You Concert at Geffen Hall Feb. 19 Susan Stroman recreates her original Tony Award-winning choreography for the one-night-only event.
Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Manhattan Concert Productions’ one-night-only presentation of the Tony Award-winning musical Crazy for You takes place February 19 at 8 PM at David Geffen Hall.

Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, whose work on the original production earned her the 1992 Tony Award for Best Choreography, returns to direct and choreograph the staged concert. Stroman is recreating her show-stopping choreography for the evening that features an impressive lineup of stars from Broadway and television.

Tony Yazbeck and Harry Groener Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The cast of Crazy for You is led by Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, On the Town) as Bobby Child, who co-stars opposite two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Bandstand, Cinderella) as Polly Baker.

Stage and screen vet Harry Groener, who was Tony-nominated for creating the role of Bobby Child in the original Broadway production, returns to play showbiz impresario Bela Zangler.


Also part of the one-night-only event is Golden Globe Award-winning Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and creator Rachel Bloom, who plays Irene Roth opposite television star Jerry O’Connell (Veronica Mars, Scream Queens) as Lank Hawkins. The cast also boasts SNL alum Rachel Dratch and 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer as Patricia and Eugene Fodor, respectively.

Music director and conductor Kevin Stites leads a chorus of 240 singers from across the United States and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra for the concert.

Watch a preview of the cast in rehearsal:

Completing the company are Mark Linn-Baker as Everett Baker, Nancy Opel as 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).

The creative team includes 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.

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.

Tickets are on sale at, 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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