Richard Bissell News

First 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 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...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/22-2/23/2014
by - Feb 23, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 23, 2014 - Sunday, February 23, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/23- THE PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2014

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...)

BWW Reviews: Bayou City Concert Musicals' THE PAJAMA GAME is an Opulent Revival of an Old Gem
by David Clarke - Sep 15, 2013

Bayou City Concert Musicals (BCCM) is kicking off their series of neglected 50s musicals with THE PAJAMA GAME, featuring Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and a Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. The beloved romantic comedy is based on Richard Bissell's novel 7 Cents. In the show, the factory workers at Sleep-Tite Pajamas are fighting for a 7 cent per hour raise. In the midst of this, Babe Williams, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the handsome new factory superintendent, fall in love. THE PAJAMA GAME took New York City by storm when it premiered in 1954 and ran for 1,063 performances in its original run. It spawned a successful film adaption in 1957, had a failed Broadway revival in 1973, and found success again with a 2006 Broadway revival. Additionally, the BCCM production is the first professional production of the beloved musical in Houston in about 40 years. (more...)

Bayou City Concert Musicals to Present THE PAJAMA GAME at Heinen Theatre, 9/12-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Bayou City Concert Musicals will present the classic musical comedy, The Pajama Game, for five performances at the Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin, September 12-15, 2013. The Thursday performance (9-12) will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Friday (9-13) and Saturday (9-14) performances beginning at 8:00 p.m. There will be two performances on Sunday (9-15), a matinee at 2:00 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THE PAJAMA GAME to Open Bayou City Concert Musicals' 2013-14 Season, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

Bayou City Concert Musicals kicks off its 2013-14 season with a fully-staged concert version of the classic musical, The Pajama Game, for five performances at the Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin, September 12-15, 2013. 'It's fitting,' says BCCM Artistic Director Paul Hope, 'that BCCM will begin a series of shows from the 1950s with the quintessential American musical comedy.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/13- THE PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2013

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 Music Theatre Company Announces THE PAJAMA GAME Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013


Matthew Saldivar, Richard H. Blake & More Set for SAY, DARLING Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) presents a developmental reading of the 1958 backstage comedy SAY, DARLING by Tony Award winner Richard Bissell (The Pajama Game), Tony Award winner Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls) and Marian Bissell. The play with music features songs by the Tony Award-winning team of Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne (Bells Are Ringing, Do Re Mi). (more...)

Pamela Bob, Billie Wildrick and Stuart Zagnit Join UnsungMusicalsCo.'s SAY, DARLING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Pamela Bob (Silence! The Musical), Billie Wildrick (Scandalous) and Stuart Zagnit (Newsies, The Wild Party) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC)'s developmental reading of the 1958 backstage comedy SAY, DARLING. (more...)

Matthew Saldivar, Richard H. Blake & More Set for SAY, DARLING Reading, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present a developmental reading of the 1958 backstage comedy SAY, DARLING by Tony Award winner Richard Bissell (The Pajama Game), Tony Award winner Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls) and Marian Bissell. The play with music features songs by the Tony Award-winning team of Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne (Bells Are Ringing, Do Re Mi). (more...)

The Music Theatre Company Opens THE PAJAMA GAME, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2013

The Music Theatre Company (TMTC), Highland Park's Equity theatre, 1850 Green Bay Road, is proud to announce the company's 2013 mainstage production, The Pajama Game. Directed by Jess McLeod and choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Jessica Redish, April 18 - May 12, with press opening Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. Preview performances are April 18 - 21. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Preview ticket prices are $27 for students with ID and seniors (60+) and $35 for the general public. Regular ticket prices are $32 for students and seniors and $40 for the general public. To purchase tickets or for more information call The Music Theatre Company at 847.579.4900or visit www.themusictheatrecompany.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/23- THE PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2013

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...)

BARNUM, THE PAJAMA GAME AND MORE: Chichester Festival Theatre Confirms 2013 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

Theatre in the Park will be unveiled with a major revival of the musical Barnum presented in association with Cameron Mackintosh. Directed by Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, this production will star the versatile and consummate Broadway entertainer Christopher Fitzgerald in the title role. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mason and Ashley Shine In Lipscomb Theatre's Sparkling PAJAMA GAME
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 03, 2012

The Pajama Game's abbreviated run (just four public performances in four days) means that time's a-wasting to get your tickets for the remaining two shows tonight and tomorrow afternoon. So get to it! You'll be glad you did. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 10/28/2012
by BWW - Oct 28, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/28/2012 for Nashville (more...)

Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding in Talks for Chichester Festival Theatre's THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

In May 1954, the musical The Pajama Game opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 1,063 performances. It opened in the West End the following year, played Broadway most recently in a 2006 revival starring Kelli O'Hara and Harry Connick Jr., and, according to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, is now slated to play Chichester Festival's Minerva Theatre in early 2013. (more...)

THE PAJAMA GAME, HSPVA's Fall 2012 All School Musical
by David Clarke - Oct 07, 2012

Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) rigorously trains their theatre students in a way that prepares them to work in the professional theatrical world. It nurtures both individual and ensemble creativity and exploration, while allowing the students to dedicate themselves to the mastery of their craft. With that philosophy in mind, the school is programming Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, George Abbot, and Richard Bissell's 1954 hit musical THE PAJAMA GAME for their 2012 All School Musical. Maintaining the integrity of the original work, HSPVA is producing the full two-act show, including the Act II ballet, with minimal minor cuts. (more...)

The Music Theatre Company Announces 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2012

Jessica Redish, founding artistic director of The Music Theatre Company (TMTC), Highland Park's Equity theatre, 1850 Green Bay Road, is proud to announce the company's fifth season. The 2012-2013 season features the mainstage production, in spring 2013, of the Tony Award-winning The Pajama Game, directed by Jess McLeod and choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Jessica Redish, three Musicals in Concert and five Artists in Concert. Season subscriptions for the Musicals in Concert series and single tickets for the 2012 - 2013 season are on sale now. To purchase subscriptions, single tickets or for more information call The Music Theatre Company at 847.579.4900 or visit www.themusictheatrecompany.org. (more...)

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