Great Performances: Season 28, Episode 2

Crazy for You (20 Oct. 1999)

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Bobby Child, scion of a New York banking family (and also a talented song-and-dance man), is sent by his mother to foreclose the Gaiety Theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Once there, however, he ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Bruce Adler ...
Bela Zangler
Lori Alexander ...
Jeb Brown ...
Lank Hawkins
Jennifer Clippinger ...
Jane Connell ...
Debra Denys Smith ...
Sandy Edgerton ...
Irene Roth
Jerry Gallagher ...
Alan Gilbert ...
Stacey Todd Holt ...
Mylinda Hull ...
Temple Kane ...
Matt Lashey ...


Bobby Child, scion of a New York banking family (and also a talented song-and-dance man), is sent by his mother to foreclose the Gaiety Theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Once there, however, he falls in love with the daughter of the theatre's owner, and becomes involved in a scheme to save the day by putting on a magnificent show. Written by RK

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The original Broadway production of "Crazy for You" opened at the Shubert Theater in New York on February 19, 1992, ran for 1622 performances and won the 1992 Tony Award for the Best Musical. The musical also received a nomination for Best Book. See more »


Irene: So which is it, Bobby? Me... or Deadrock?
Bobby: [looks uneasily between her and his mother, then grabs letter and runs away] Taxi! Grand Central Station!
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What a Shame
2 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this production of Crazy For You on PBS, and found it to be very enjoyable. Checked on the PBS website and found that it is not available on DVD or even tape for that matter. Perhaps if more people request it, they will put it out on VHS or DVD. A real shame that musicals are no longer of the "feel good" type, but have to have a message or are real downers. The kids today don't know what they are missing. The music used is from Girl Crazy. At first I thought that I would not like the original Gershwin show tinkered with, however seeing this new production with a new story line is well worth viewing. Too bad if this show would be lost forever. The MGM movie of Girl Crazy with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney is the better of the two version MGM released.

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