News: Behind the Scenes: What It Takes to Mount a Musical – NEA Arts Magazine
“Hey kids, let’s put on a show!” When Mickey Rooney rallied his gang to show biz in the 1939 film Babes in Arms, he and his friends embarked upon a theatrical lark. A couple of kids, a few costumes— what else do you need?
In this issue of NEA Arts, we go backstage at the Signature Theatre’s production of The Gershwins®’ & Ken Ludwig’s Crazy for You®, which will run through January 14, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia. Based on the songs of George and Ira Gershwin, the exuberant musical debuted on Broadway in 1992 and received three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Choreography, and Best Costume Design, in addition to six other Tony nominations. To remount this sprawling love story, which is set during the 1930s in New York City and Deadrock, Nevada, a massive crew of casting directors, costume designers, stage managers, marketing associates, choreographers, music arrangers, and light and set designers was required to execute the director’s vision, and to make sure the actors and actresses could fully shine.
Read the full issue of NEA Arts Magazine, featuring Signature’s production of The Gershwins®’ & Ken Ludwig’s Crazy for You®, at NEA Arts Magazine.