Alaska 5000, George Salazar, Lea DeLaria and more prepare for a reinvented tête-à-tête at Pasadena Playhouse | Buzz broadway


Alaska 5000, George Salazar and Lea DeLaria
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They have the rhythm! The cast is planned for the previously announced reinvented Crazy in Love production at the Pasadena Playhouse in California. The musical, featuring the hits of The Go-Go’s, will run from November 9 to December 12.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Alaska 5000 star (aka Thunderf ** k) will star as Queen Gynecia with Orange is the new black and Broadway alum Lea DeLaria as King Basilius. The cast also includes Be cooler‘s George Salazar as Musidorus and Tiffany Mann as Pamela. Fun house Contestant Tony Emily Skeggs will play Mopsa with Yurel Echezarreta as a player and Shanice Williams as Philoclea.

As previously indicated, this staging of Crazy in Love will be different from the production that bowed to Broadway in 2018. It will only have one act and run for 90 minutes. The new production will remove the show’s original medieval setting for a concert with immersive elements. This staging of Crazy in Love is directed, choreographed and designed by Jenny Koons and Sam Pinkleton.

Crazy in Love features an original book by Jeff Whitty and an adapted book by James Magruder. It was inspired by the 16th century pastoral romance of Sir Philip Sidney Arcadia. The musical features The Go-Go hits “We Got the Beat”, “Get Up and Go”, “Cool Jerk”, “Vacation”, “Our Lips Are Sealed”, “Lust to Love”, “Head Over Heels “and Belinda Carlisle’s solo hits” Mad About You “and” Heaven Is a Place on Earth “.

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