REVIEW: “Crazy for You” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Macey Levin When it opened in 1992 Crazy for You was publicized as the “New GERSHWIN musical comedy” though it was an adaptation, of sorts, of George and Ira Gershwin’s 1930’s Girl Crazy.   The basic plot is the same and the music is all Gershwin with five original songs and many more adapted from…

REVIEW: “Anything Goes” at the Sharon Playhouse

by Macey Levin Cole Porter’s music has been part of the American Song Book since 1915 beginning with a little-known show Hands Up.  His breakthrough came in 1929 with Fifty Milllion Frenchmen but his place in the American Musical Theatre was guaranteed with Anything Goes in 1934 which brought stardom to Ethel Merman in the…