Rachel Bloom and some of her fellow cast members from their musical comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend are literally taking their show on the road. The tour, which is called Crazy Ex- Girlfriend Live Starring Rachel Bloom, will go to several U.S. cities, and will feature performances of original songs from the TV show, as well as interaction with the audience in attendance. Tickets are currently on sale.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which debuted in 2015, has two to four original songs performed musical-theater style in every episode. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is televised on the U.S. on The CW. In the show, Bloom plays attorney Rebecca Bunch, who impulsively moved from New York City to West Covina, California, to be closer to her ex-boyfriend Josh Chan (played by Vincent Rodriguez III). In addition to Bloom and Rodriguez, other participants in the tour include Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-stars Scott Michael Foster and Pete Gardner, as well as songwriters Jack Dolgen and Adam Schlesinger. (Bloom, Dolgen and Schlesinger are the show's main songwriters.) Also on the tour is Aline Brosh McKenna, who co-created Crazy Ex-Girlfriend with Bloom. Brosh McKenna and Bloom are two of the TV show's executive producers.
The tour, which was first reported by Entertainment Weekly, will not have the same lineup at every show. Information on the performer lineup for a particular show can be found at the show's venue.
Bloom commented on the tour in this statement: “There is nothing like performing musical comedy live. It’s not just a performance, it’s an ongoing dialogue between the performers and the audience. We are so excited to offer new renditions of some of our beloved songs and connect with our amazing fans.”
In 2016, Bloom won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for her role on Crazy-Ex-Girlfriend. The show has also won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing in a Comedy Series.
The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend tour could be a test run for the show to become a Broadway musical. On Feb. 13, Bloom revealed on Instagram that she and Brosh McKenna are in talks to bring the show to Broadway. Bloom wrote: " "Bathroom selfie with @abmck [Aline Brosh McKenna] on this Galentines Day. We're celebrating it by doing our first round of NYC meetings for the "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Broadway musical. Coming to Broadway in probably 2150 because that's how Broadway works I think."
Here are the tour dates for Crazy Ex- Girlfriend Live Starring Rachel Bloom:
March 31: Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
April 1: Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
April 4: Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
April 5: Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
April 6: Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
April 7: Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre (Click here for tickets)
April 8: New York, NY - Town Hall
April 10: Los Angeles, CA - Wilshire Ebell Theatre