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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
Stephen DouglassJoe Hardy
Gwen VerdonLola
Ray WalstonApplegate
Rae AllenGloria Thorpe
Richard BishopWelch
Shannon BolinMeg Boyd
Frank BouleySinger
Russ BrownVan Buren
Fred BryanSinger
Betty CarrDancer
Ronn CumminsChild
Cherry DavisTeen-Ager
Robert EvansDancer
Timmy EverettDancer
Patricia FerrierDancer
Nathaniel FreySmokey
Jeanne GrantSinger
Marlyn GreerDancer
Janet HayesSinger
Del HorstmannLynch
Elizabeth HowellDoris
Janie JanvierMiss Weston
William JoyceDancer
Harvey JungDancer
Joan KeenanSinger
Marie KolinDancer
Jimmie KomackRocky
Al LantiHenry
Albert LinvilleVernon
Suzanne LovellSinger
Ralph LoweSinger
George MarcyGuard
Julia MarloweDancer
Svetlana McLeeDancer
Eddie PhillipsSohovik
Jackie ScholleChild
Robert ShaferJoe Boyd
Jean StapletonSister
Ralph StraneSinger
Mark WardDancer
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 YearMeg Boyd, Joe Boyd, Baseball Fans and Baseball Widows
Goodbye, Old GirlJoe Boyd and Joe Hardy
HeartVan Buren, Rocky, Smokey and Vernon
Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo.Gloria Thorpe and Baseball Players
A Man Doesn't KnowJoe Hardy
A Little Brains, A Little TalentLola
A Man Doesn't Know (Reprise) Joe Hardy and Meg Boyd
Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)Lola
Not MegApplegate and Gossips
Who's Got the Pain?Lola and Sohovik
The American LeagueThe Downtown Fan Club
ACT 2 Sung By
The GameRocky, Smokey and Baseball Players
Heart (Reprise) Sister, Children and Singer
Near To YouJoe Hardy and Meg Boyd
Those Were the Good Old DaysApplegate
Two Lost SoulsLola, Joe Hardy, Guys and Dolls
A Man Doesn't Know (Reprise) Meg Boyd and Joe Boyd