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Damn Yankees   

46th Street Theatre, (5/05/1955 - 5/04/1957)
Adelphi Theatre, (5/06/1957 - 10/12/1957)
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Opening Date: May 05, 1955    
Closing Date: Oct 12, 1957 Total Performances: 1019

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Washington, D.C., some time in the future.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by City Playhouses, Inc. (Louis A. Lotito, President)
Produced by Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince; Produced in association with Albert B. Taylor
Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Book by Douglass Wallop and George Abbott; From the novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant" by Douglass Wallop; Dance arrangements by Roger Adams; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Director: Hal Hastings
Directed by George Abbott; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Bob Fosse
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Sound Design by Harry Green
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Richard Horner
Stage Manager: James Hammerstein, Fred Hearn and Robert Evans
Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Reuben Rabinovitch and Howard Newman; Casting: Judith Abbott and Betty Wharton
Cast
Stephen Douglass
Joe Hardy
Gwen Verdon
Lola
Ray Walston
Applegate
Rae Allen
Gloria Thorpe
Richard Bishop
Welch
Shannon Bolin
Meg Boyd
Frank Bouley
Singer
Russ Brown
Van Buren
Fred Bryan
Singer
Betty Carr
Dancer
Ronn Cummins
Child
Cherry Davis
Teen-Ager
Singer
Robert Evans
Dancer
Timmy Everett
Dancer
Patricia Ferrier
Dancer
Nathaniel Frey
Smokey
Jeanne Grant
Singer
Marlyn Greer
Dancer
Janet Hayes
Singer
Del Horstmann
Lynch
Commissioner
Singer
Elizabeth Howell
Doris
Janie Janvier
Miss Weston
Singer
William Joyce
Dancer
Harvey Jung
Dancer
Joan Keenan
Singer
Marie Kolin
Dancer
Jimmie Komack
Rocky
Al Lanti
Henry
Dancer
Albert Linville
Vernon
Postmaster
Singer
Suzanne Lovell
Singer
Ralph Lowe
Singer
George Marcy
Guard
Dancer
Julia Marlowe
Dancer
Svetlana McLee
Dancer
Eddie Phillips
Sohovik
Dancer
Jackie Scholle
Child
Robert Shafer
Joe Boyd
Jean Stapleton
Sister
Ralph Strane
Singer
Mark Ward
Dancer
Understudies: Fred Bryan (Joe Boyd), Betty Carr (Lola), Robert Evans (Sohovik), Nathaniel Frey (Applegate), Janet Hayes (Meg Boyd), Janie Janvier (Doris), William Joyce (Smokey), Joan Keenan (Sister), Al Lanti (Van Buren), Albert Linville (Welch), Susan Lovell (Gloria Thorpe), Ralph Lowe (Joe Hardy) and Ralph Strane (Rocky)
Tony Award®
winner 1956 Best Musical [winner]
Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop; Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Produced by Frederick Brisson, Harold S. Prince and Robert E. Griffith; Produced in association with Albert B. Taylor
winner 1956 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Ray Walston
1956 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Stephen Douglass
winner 1956 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Gwen Verdon
winner 1956 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Russ Brown
1956 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Rae Allen
winner 1956 Best Choreography [winner]
Bob Fosse
winner 1956 Conductor and Musical Director [winner]
Musical Director: Hal Hastings
winner 1956 Stage Technician [winner]
Harry Green
music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
ACT 1 Sung By
Six Months Out of Every Year Meg Boyd, Joe Boyd, Baseball Fans and Baseball Widows
Goodbye, Old Girl Joe Boyd and Joe Hardy
Heart Van Buren, Rocky, Smokey and Vernon
Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo. Gloria Thorpe and Baseball Players
A Man Doesn't Know Joe Hardy
A Little Brains, A Little Talent Lola
A Man Doesn't Know (Reprise) Joe Hardy and Meg Boyd
Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets) Lola
Not Meg Applegate and Gossips
Who's Got the Pain? Lola and Sohovik
The American League The Downtown Fan Club
ACT 2 Sung By
The Game Rocky, Smokey and Baseball Players
Heart (Reprise) Sister, Children and Singer
Near To You Joe Hardy and Meg Boyd
Those Were the Good Old Days Applegate
Two Lost Souls Lola, Joe Hardy, Guys and Dolls
A Man Doesn't Know (Reprise) Meg Boyd and Joe Boyd