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Dance this week: Crazy for You

Posted on July 25, 2011


crazyforyoubytristramkentonThe Gershwin musical comedy Crazy for You opens at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on Thursday, July 28.


Crazy For You was created as a “new” Gershwin musical in 1992, when it won both Tony and Olivier awards for Best Musical. Drawing together songs from a number of musicals by George and Ira Gershwin, it includes the hits “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me”, “Embraceable You” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It”.


This new production is directed by Timothy Sheader, artistic director of the Open Air Theatre, with choreography by Stephen Mear and musical direction by Gareth Valentine. It stars Sean Palmer, Clare Foster, Kim Medcalf, Harriet Thorpe and Michael McKell.


To book tickets, call the box office on 0844 826 4242 or see


Picture: Rehearsal for Crazy for You at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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