Though two movie biopics (2013’s Jobs and 2015’s Steve Jobs) of the late Steve Jobs bombed at the box office (though the latter got great reviews and some Oscar nominations), that hasn’t stopped plans for an off-Broadway musical.
Based on the true story of Jobs and Apple Computer, The Crazy Ones is a new original pop-rock musical with music and lyrics by Zack Zadek and book by Alex Pototsky. It tells “the story of the man behind the genius and how he strove to leave behind a legacy, despite some very powerful demons.”
The Crazy Ones has previously been developed at NYMF, the Musical Theatre Factory, and the New York Theatre Barn. Zadek is an award-winning composer/lyricist, songwriter, performer, and playwright, named by Playbill as "A Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriter You Should Know." His other musicals include 6 (NYMF), Deathless, and The Role of a Lifetime (with director Jerry Mitchell). Pototsky is a bookwriter, screenwriter, playwright, and novelist, whose projects include Final Grades (Thunder River Theater Company), Ghosts and other Watercolors, and I Exist. The show will be directed by Hunter Bird, with music supervision by Justin Goldner.
The concert will feature performances by Jordan Barrow (The Tempest), Sarah Cetrulo (The Black Suits, My Fair Lady), Claybourne Elder (Allegro, Bonnie & Clyde, Road Show), Kasie Gasparini (Mamma Mia!), Van Hughes (Spring Awakening, American Idiot, 9 to 5), Jared Loftin (Gigantic), Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen, The Black Suits), Monet Sabel (Wendy's Shadow), Taylor Trensch (Curious Incident..., Matilda, Bare), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Found, Heathers, Bare), Keith White (A Bronx Tale), Josh Young (Amazing Grace, Jesus Christ Superstar), Noah Zachary (Peter and the Starcatcher, Dear Edwina), and more to be announced.
The Crazy Ones plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Tuesday, March 15. There’s $30-$65 cover charge and and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.