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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...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/22-2/23/2014Top 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 GAMESTAGE 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 GemBWW 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, 9/12-15Bayou 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. 9/12THE PAJAMA GAME to Open Bayou City Concert Musicals' 2013-14 Season, Begin. 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 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...)

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