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Damn Yankees

Damn Yankees

by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, George Abbott and Douglas Wallop

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Damn Yankees

Damn Yankees




A musical based on the novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant" by Douglass Wallop.


Story:

Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil, Mr. Applegate, for "one good Long ball hitter" for his team, the Washington Senators. Mr. Applegate grants his wish, turning him into a 22 year old sports superstar who can must go back to his wife before 9 pm on the final game day if he doesn't want Mr. Applegate to get his soul.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Richard Adler

Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Jerry Ross

Librettist

Librettist
George Abbott

Librettist

Librettist
Douglass Wallop



  • Premiere
  • 1994
  • 1958 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
46th Street Theatre, Adelphi Theatre
Opening Night
May 5, 1955
Total Performances
1,019
Original Cast
Rae Allen, Richard Bishop, Shannon Bolin, Russ Brown, Stephen Douglass, Nathaniel Frey, Robert Shafer, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston
Director
George Abbott
Choreographer
Bob Fosse
Musical Director
Hal Hastings
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
William and Jean Eckart
Costume Design
William and Jean Eckart

1994 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Marquis Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 3, 1994
Total Performances
718
Original Cast
Victor Garber, Bebe Neuwirth, Jarrod Emick, Dennis Kelly, Dick Latessa, Vicki Lewis, Linda Stephens
Director
Jack O'Brien
Choreographer
Rob Marshall
Producer
Harold Prince
Orchestrations
Douglas Besterman
Scenic Design
Douglas W. Schmidt
Costume Design
David C. Woolard
Lighting Design
David F. Segal

1958 Film Version

Movie Name
Damn Yankees
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
George Abbott and Stanley Donen
Screenplay
George Abbott
Starring
Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, Nathaniel Frey, James Komack, Rae Allen, Robert Shafer, Jean Stapleton, Albert Linville






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Books

Book
Novel by Douglas Wallop


Other

Merchandise




1956 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Ray Walston
Best Actress in a Musical - Gwen Verdon
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Russ Brown
Best Choreography
Conductor and Musical Director
Stage Technician - Harry Green
Best Actor in a Musical - Stephen Douglass
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Rae Allen

1994 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical - Jarrod Emick
Outstanding Musical Revival
Outstanding Orchestrations

1994 Tony Award Nominations

Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Jarrod Emick
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Victor Garber
Best Choreography

1995 Theatre World Nominations

Special Award - Jerry Lewis

1994 Theatre World Award Nominations

Jarrod Emick

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