|Sean Palmer & Clare Foster in Crazy for You|
Crazy for You announces West End closing date for 17 March
Date: 25 January 2012
The Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park's Novello Theatre transfer of George and Ira Gershwin's Crazy for You will play its final performance on 17 March 2012.
Timothy Sheader's production, which transferred to the Novello following a run as part of the Open Air Theatre's 2011 summer season, had previously been booking until 28 July 2012.
The 1992 Broadway musical, which combines a book by Ken Ludwig with some of the Gershwins' greatest hits transferred with the entire Open Air Theatre cast including Harriet Thorpe, David Burt, Sean Palmer, Clare Foster, Kim Medcalf and Michael McKell.
The Open Air's production reunited the artistic director Timothy Sheader with the multi-award winning creative team behind the theatre's Hello, Dolly! - choreographer Stephen Mear and designer Peter McKintosh. Musical director of Open Air's Into the Woods, Gareth Valentine, also returned. Lighting design is by Tim Mitchell.
Crazy for You is currently nominated for six Whatsonstage.com Awards for which voting closes on 31 January 2012. As well as competing for the title of Best Musical Revival stars Clare Foster, Sean Palmer, David Burt, Harriet Thorpe are all individually nominated, as is choreographer Stephen Mear.
The West End transfer is produced by Mark Goucher, Adam Spiegel and William Village.
The next production currently announced for the Novello Theatre is West End long-runner Mamma Mia! which moves to the venue from its home of 7 years, the Prince of Wales.
Written by Catherine Johnson with music by former ABBA members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! closes at the Prince of Wales on 1 September, re-opening at the Novello on 6 September 2012.
- by Andrew Girvan
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|Triplett & hubby make Mamma Mia! a family affair - 27th Apr 2012 news|
|Crazy for You - 18th Oct 2011 reviews|
|Mamma Mia! Moves from Prince of Wales to Novello, Sep 2012 - 14th Oct 2011 news|
|Singalong in Halifax - 11th Oct 2011 blog|
|Musicals Extend: Wizard, Mamma Mia! & Thriller Live - 4th Oct 2011 news|
|Open Air's Crazy for You Transfers to Novello, 8 Oct - 8th Sep 2011 news|
|Novello Goes Crazy After Betty??? - 26th Aug 2011 gossip|
|Brief Encounter With ... Crazy for You's Ken Ludwig - 15th Aug 2011 interviews|
|Review Round-up: Critics Go Crazy at Regent's Park - 11th Aug 2011 roundup|
|1st Night Photos: Open Air Goes Crazy in the Rain - 9th Aug 2011 photos|
|Crazy for You - 9th Aug 2011 reviews|
|Opening: Crazy for You, Donmar Christie, Mysteries & EIF - 8th Aug 2011 news|
|Musicals Cast: Sister Act Tour, Crazy for You - 22nd Jun 2011 news|
|More Music for Garrett, Mamma Cast, Bailey Opera - 17th May 2011 news|
|Royal Wedding Fever Hits Tkts in Leicester Sq??? - 18th Apr 2011 gossip|
|Top Five: Shows to See With Your Mum for Mother's Day - 28th Mar 2011 features|
|Musicals Extend: Wicked, Mamma, Phantom, Guys - 28th Sep 2010 news|
|Photos: Mamma Mia! Cast Let Their Hair Down - 23rd Sep 2010 photos|
|Photos: Boy George Meets New Mamma Cast - 16th Jun 2009 photos|
|Mamma Mia! - 7th Apr 2009 reviews|
|The Mamma Mia! Factor - 5th Apr 2004 features|
|Sad news, having seen this brilliant production in Regent's Park last summer, but I have cheered myself up by booking for the last night !! - Jason Dowler||25 Jan 12|
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