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Based on the novel "7-1/2 Cents" by Richard Bissell.

Story: Workers at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are demanding a raise of seven and a half cents an hour but the union's demands are falling on deaf ears. Meanwhile, a romance is budding between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
Librettist: George Abbott, Richard Bissell

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: St. James Theatre, Shubert Theatre
Opening Night: May 13, 1954
Total Performances: 1063
Original Cast: John Raitt, Janis Paige, Eddie Foy Jr., Carol Haney, Reta Shaw, Ralph Dunn, Stanley Prager, Peter Gennaro, Shirley MacLaine
Director: George Abbott and Jerome Robbins
Choreographer: Bob Fosse
Producer: Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
Musical Director: Hal Hastings
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Scenic Design: Lemuel Ayers;
Costume Design: Lemuel Ayer

1973 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Opening Night: Dec 9, 1973
Total Performances: 65
Original Cast: Cab Calloway, Chris Calloway, Mary Jo Catlett, Margret Coleman, Gerrit de Beer, Tiger Haynes, Marc Jordan, Hal Linden, Barbara McNair, Sharron Miller, Hal Norman, Wyetta Turner, Ida Waterman, Baron Wilson
Director: George Abbott
Choreographer: Zoya Leporska
Producer: Richard Adler and Bert Wood
Musical Director: Joyce Brown
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Scenic and Costume Design: David Guthrie
Lighting Design: John Gleason

2006 Broadway Revival
Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
Opening Night: Feb 23, 2006
Total Performances: 129
Original Cast: Harry Connick, Jr., Michael McKean, Kelli O'Hara, Peter Benson, Bridget Berger, Stephen Berger, Kate Chapman, Paula Leggett, Joyce Chittick, Jennifer Cody, David Eggers, Michael Halling, Megan Lawrence, Bianca Marroquin, Michael McCormick, Vince Pesce, Richard Poe, Devin Richards, Roz Ryan, Jeffrey Howard Schecter, Debra Walton
Director and Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company
Musical Director: Rob Berman
Orchestrations: Dick Lieb and Danny Troob
Scenic Design: Derek McLane
Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design: Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design: Brian Ronan

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