-->Skip to main content
Crazy for You
will be performed at Price Theatre on
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 28 2018, at 2:30 p.m.
Crazy for You opened on Broadway in 1992 and ran for nearly four years. Playwright Ken Ludwig wrote a new book that incorporated songs by George and Ira Gershwin, especially from their 1930 show Girl Crazy.
Vocal selections for Crazy for You: call number M 1508 .G47 C7 1992 (upper level)
There’s a summary of the musical (with photos) in The Applause/Best Plays Theater Yearbook 1991-1992 (call number PN 6112 .B47 1992, on the Lower Level). Ludwig’s farce Lend Me a Tenor is also downstairs (PR 6062 .U27 L46 1989).
We have several books on George Gershwin on the upper level in the ML 410 .G288 area, and e-books you can access through the online catalog (do a “Subject” search for Gershwin). We also have the e-book Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist, and an entry on him in the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
The Current Biography Yearbook 2004 (reference section, REF CT 100 .C8 2004) has a biography of Ken Ludwig (pp. 338-342).
For articles, try the International Bibliography of Theater and Dance database in GALILEO. Articles include:
2013 interview with Ken Ludwig from Southern Theatre
2018 interview with Ludwig from Variety
You’ll find many reviews of Crazy for You in GALILEO databases such as News & Newspapers. Here are a few for the 1992 Broadway production:
New York Times Feb. 20, 1992
Hartford Courant March 1, 1992
Newsweek March 2, 1992