LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: (L to R) Best Musical Revival Winners for Crazy For You William Village, Presenter Dan Stevens and Timothy Sheader pose in the press room during the 2012 Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House on April 15, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)


Crazy For You wins Olivier for Best Musical Revival!

Regent’s Park Open Air theatre is celebrating its third Best Musical Revival Olivier Award in as many years, taking home the 2012 accolade for Crazy For You.

The 1993 Olivier Award-winning musical was revived at the alfresco venue last summer with Sean Palmer and Clare Foster starring as unlikely lovers Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s banker with theatrical ambitions sent to Nevada on unpleasant business, and local tomboy Polly Baker.

Timothy Sheader’s critically acclaimed hit transferred into the West End later in the year for a six month run allowing more theatregoers to enjoy George and Ira Gershwin’s memorable score, which includes iconic show tunes I Got Rhythm and Someone To Watch Over Me, Ken Ludwig’s witty book, Stephen Mear’s acclaimed choreography and Peter McKintosh’s colourful design.

Nominated in three categories in tonight’s ceremony, the Regent’s Park Open Air’s classic production was described by Official London Theatre as “fabulous escapism of the highest order” and received five stars from the Evening Standard which fittingly concluded its review “who could ask for anything more?”.

The award hattrick follows the venue’s Olivier Award success in the same category with last year’s Into The Woods and 2010’s Hello, Dolly!.

First published: 15 Apr 2012 on The Olivier Awards Website

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