Open Air's Crazy for You Transfers to West End

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The Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park's production of Crazy for You - the 1992 Broadway musical with a book by Ken Ludwig and the music of George and Ira Gershwin - will transfer to the West End's Novello Theatre, opening Saturday 8 October 2011.

The final production in Timothy Sheader's 2011 season will make its long-rumoured transfer shortly after completing its run at the Open Air this Saturday (10 September 2011).

Tickets for Crazy for You at the Novello Theatre are now on sale with bookings initially being taken until 28 July 2012.

The entire cast of the Open Air production, including Harriet Thorpe, David Burt, Sean Palmer, Clare Foster, Kim Medcalf and Michael McKell, will transfer to the Novello.

With a book by Ken Ludwig, Crazy for You includes a number of 1930s Gershwin standards such as “I Got Rhythm”, “Someone To Watch Over Me”, “Embraceable You” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It”.

The 1992 Broadway production transferred to the West End a year later, with the show gaining both a Tony and an Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

The Open Air's production reunites the artistic director Timothy Sheader with the multi-award winning creative team behind last year's Hello, Dolly! - choreographer Stephen Mear and designer Peter McKintosh. Musical director of Into the Woods, Gareth Valentine also returns. Lighting design is by Tim Mitchell. The West End transfer is produced by Mark Goucher, Adam Spiegel and William Village.

Crazy for You follows Stiles and Drewe musical Betty Blue Eyes into the West End's Novello Theatre.

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