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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


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 1Sung 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 2Sung 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