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THE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 SeasonTHE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce the 2017/18 season lineup for the company's 68th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices and producing work that is politically and socially-relevant. (more...)

BWW Review: 5th Ave's PAJAMA GAME Delivers the Steam HeatBWW Review: 5th Ave's PAJAMA GAME Delivers the Steam Heat
by Jay Irwin - Feb 17, 2017

There's this little subsection of musical theater from the 50's and 60's that are big crowd pleasers due to the fact they were just plain fun. Sure, sometimes they dealt with issues as well but for the most part they were toe tapping good times. One of those that falls into this category is definitely 'The Pajama Game' currently playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre. And while it may not be the best example of a solid show from that era, it's still a hell of a lot of fun and this production takes that fun and amps it up to 11 due in large part to some fantastic choreography from Bob Richard and a killer cast. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Davis and Billie Wildrick Talk 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAMESTAGE TUBE: Josh Davis and Billie Wildrick Talk 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2017

Check out this video blog of two of our stars of Disney's The Pajama Game: Josh Davis (Sid Sorokin) and Billie Wildrick (Babe Williams) explaining each other's characters and chatting about what's it's like to be in this steamy, seductive production! The Pajama Game plays at The 5th Avenue Theatre from February 10 to March 5, 2017. (more...)

Northern Light Theatre Company Presents THE PAJAMA GAMENorthern Light Theatre Company Presents THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7˝ Cents by Richard Bissell. The book is by George Abbott and Richard Bissell; the music and lyrics are by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. (more...)

Billie Wildrick to Star in THE PAJAMA GAME at The 5th Avenue TheatreBillie Wildrick to Star in THE PAJAMA GAME at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

This February, The 5th Avenue Theatre is creating a steamy new production of The Pajama Game with music and lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross and book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, things are getting steamy at the Sleep-Tite Pajama factory where handsome new superintendent Sid Sorokin is falling hard for Babe Williams, the feisty firebrand heading the union grievance committee. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/13/16- THE PAJAMA GAMESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/13/16- THE PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2016

Today in 1954, The Pajama Game opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 1063 performances. The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7˝ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker demands for a seven-and-a-half cents raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. The original production won a Tony for Best Musical, and the 2006 Broadway revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

FUN HOME, THE SECRET GARDEN & More Set for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonFUN HOME, THE SECRET GARDEN & More Set for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

With nearly 2000 subscribers in attendance, The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed the season line-up for its 7-show 2016/17 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/23/16- THE PAJAMA GAMESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/23/16- THE PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2016

Today in 2006, The Pajama Game opened at the America Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 129 performances. The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7˝ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker demands for a seven-and-a-half cents raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. The original Broadway production opened on May 13, 1954, and ran for 1,063 performances. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/05/2015Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/05/2015
by BWW - Jul 5, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/05/2015 for Columbus (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 6/28/2015Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 6/28/2015
by BWW - Jun 28, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/28/2015 for Columbus (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Robert Morse Turns 84THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Robert Morse Turns 84
by Pat Cerasaro - May 21, 2015

Today we are saluting an iconic stage and screen star in honor of his 84th birthday this week, Robert Morse. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/13/15- THE PAJAMA GAMESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/13/15- THE PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2015

Today in 1954, The Pajama Game opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 1063 performances. The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7˝ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker demands for a seven-and-a-half cents raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. The original production won a Tony for Best Musical, and the 2006 Broadway revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/23/15- THE PAJAMA GAMESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/23/15- THE PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2015

Today in 2006, The Pajama Game opened at the America Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 129 performances. The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7˝ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker demands for a seven-and-a-half cents raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. The original Broadway production opened on May 13, 1954, and ran for 1,063 performances. (more...)

New Production Photos Of UK THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Joanna Riding & Michael XavierNew Production Photos Of UK THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Joanna Riding & Michael Xavier
by Pat Cerasaro - May 22, 2014

A first look at the new West End revival of musical comedy classic THE PAJAMA GAME starring Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier is now available to view via a series of new production photos just unveiled. (more...)

THE PAJAMA GAME Plays Maltz Jupiter Theatre This WeekendTHE PAJAMA GAME Plays Maltz Jupiter Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The buoyantly blissful musical The Pajama Game is just weeks away from its debut as the most heartwarming, high-energy show ever to be performed by students at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts! (more...)

Review Roundup: West End's THE PAJAMA GAME
by Review Roundups - May 14, 2014

In 1950s America, love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin (Michael Xavier) falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams (Joanna Riding). Sparks fly when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents raise, leaving Sid and Babe deliciously at odds as the temperature rises. . . Will love, eventually, conquer all? Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/13- THE PAJAMA GAMESTAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/13- THE PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2014

Today in 1954, The Pajama Game opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 1063 performances. The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7˝ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker demands for a seven-and-a-half cents raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. The original production won a Tony for Best Musical, and the 2006 Broadway revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

THE PAJAMA GAME to Play Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 5/16-17THE PAJAMA GAME to Play Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The buoyantly blissful musical The Pajama Game is just weeks away from its debut as the most heartwarming, high-energy show ever to be performed by students at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts! (more...)

First Look At Joanna Riding & Michael Xavier In THE PAJAMA GAMEFirst Look At Joanna Riding & Michael Xavier In THE PAJAMA GAME
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 12, 2014

A first look at the stars of the new West End revival of musical comedy classic THE PAJAMA GAME in action is now available, showcasing headliners Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. (more...)

First Trailer For New UK Revival Of THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Joanna Riding & Michael XavierFirst Trailer For New UK Revival Of THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Joanna Riding & Michael Xavier
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 28, 2014

A first look at the new West End revival of musical comedy classic THE PAJAMA GAME starring Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier is now available to view. (more...)

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