The Pajama Game
New York City Center (New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY
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Based on the novel 7-1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell

The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this romantic comedy from the creators of “Damn Yankees.” Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7½-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.

Breaking News: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Karen Olivo to Star in tick, tick...BOOM! for Encores! FAUST and PUMP BOYS Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2014

This just in! New York City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series, under the artistic direction of Jeanine Tesori, will return this summer for a second season of landmark Off-Broadway musicals. The season opens with Jonathan Larson's tick, tick… BOOM!, June 25 - 28, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo, directed by Oliver Butler, and continues with a one-night only performance of Randy Newman'sFaust: The Concert, with Randy Newman as the Devil, directed by Thomas Kail, on July 1. Pump Boys and Dinettes, withbook, music and lyrics by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann , directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford, wraps up the season, running July 16 - 19. Chris Fenwick is the Encores! Off-Center music director. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Added To Chichester's 2014 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

It joins GYPSY, with Imelda Staunton, as one of the big musicals of the summer, and features Jamie Parker, Clare Foster, Sophie Thompson and Peter Polycarpou (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Puts Spin on AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, 3/27-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

The celebrated off-Broadway comedy, Around the World in 80 Days, which features five actors in a theatrical tour-de-force playing 39 characters from Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, will come alive through the Arizona Theatre Company production at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, from March 27-April 13. (more...)

by Shari Barrett - Mar 4, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month at Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, dinner cabaret nights are presented to packed houses. Due to the Oscars, this month's event was held on Monday, March 3, saluting THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD PRINCE whose career has spanned over sixty years and who, as producer and/or director is responsible for some of the greatest musical theater triumphs of all time. (more...)

Feral Tale Theatricals and Rudy Foundation to Present FERAL: A CLOSE AND PERSONAL CABARET, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Feral Tale Theatricals in association with the Rudy Foundation present Intimate Feral: A Close and Personal Cabaret on Friday, March 14th, beginning 7 p.m. at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre's Conservatory Announces Annual Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts has announced the recipients of its annual Conservatory Awards. (more...)

Bianca Marroquin Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Latina superstar Bianca Marroquin returns to Broadway's Chicago as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, March 31. She is also the newly-crowned National Ambassador for the Broadway industry's new Viva Broadway initiative. (Click image to download full-size JPG) On Monday, March 31, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago is pleased to welcome back Latina stage and screen sensation Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of Roxie Hart. (more...)

The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 4/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet continues its 2013-2014 season with George Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream. A complete delight for all ages, this full-length ballet is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures, quarrels and reunions of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. Balanchine's Midsummer, which New York City Ballet premiered in 1962, was the first original evening-length ballet he choreographed in America. Staged by PNB Founding Artistic Director Francia Russell, PNB's production is an enchanted landscape where misunderstandings and mayhem weave tangled paths through the opulent layers of Martin Pakledinaz's designs and Balanchine's marvelously crafted partnerings. All ends well in Act II's wedding festivities with the recognition of ideal love, tenderly portrayed in an exquisite pas de deux. A Midsummer Night's Dream plays for eight performances only, April 11-19 at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206. 441.2424, online at, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street. (more...)

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Meet the Full Cast of Roundabout's CABARET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony winning musical Cabaret, starring Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming and Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams, begins previews tomorrow, Friday March 21. Cabaret officially opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This is a 24-week limited engagement. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch a TV spot for the production below! (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This just in! Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group just announced that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome a starry leading combination beginning Monday, May 12. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. to Direct Star-Studded Cast for DTC's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', 4/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company will close its 35th season with the 35th anniversary of the hit musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz. Delaware Theatre Company's production will be directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and feature his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. (more...)

TUTS Reveals 2014 Tommy Tune Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

John C. Breckenridge, President and CEO of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), announced today the nominations and presenters for TUTS' 12th annual Tommy Tune Awards which will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Developed by TUTS, the Tommy Tune Awards honor musical theatre excellence at the high school level. Co-hosts for the award ceremony include Jim Bernhard and Sarah Pepper. Bernhard has written several original productions that have debuted at TUTS and authored the theatrical history Stars in Your Eyes. Pepper is the morning host of The Hot Show on HOT 95.7 FM. (more...)

VIDEO: Harry Connick Jr. Performs Medley of Hits on AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL on FOX, judge Harry Connick, Jr. hit the stage with a medley of his hits, "One Fine Thing" and "Come By Me!" (more...)

SDCF to Host Free Conversation with Sean Mathias and Derek McLane
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

SDCF presents a free conversation with acclaimed Director Sean Mathias (No Man's Land, Waiting for Godot, Breakfast at Tiffany's) and Scenic Designer Derek McLane (Ragtime, 33 Variations, 2014 Academy Awards) in conversation aboutcraft and career. Listen firsthand as they explore the relationship between director and designer and discuss their approaches to projects, their creative processes, and the turning points of their careers. Tickets for this event are free. Please RSVP to to reserve tickets. Seating is limited. (more...)

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...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Stage One Awards Funds to Producer Stephen McGill for THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Stage One, the charity that supports new UK commercial theatre producers and productions, today announces the latest recipient of its Start-Up Investment Fund. Stephen McGill has been awarded £50,000 by the charity to co-produce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of The Pajama Game. He will co-produce alongside Joseph Smith, Old Vic Productions, John Brant and Gavin Kalin. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, begins previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 2 May 2014 and stars Joanna Riding, Michael Xavier, Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Dallas (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...)

Luke Evans Returns To West End For YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Gala, Mar 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Blake and Juliet Stevenson also to appear at charity concert in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal along with Joanna Riding, Michael Xavier and Danielle Hope. (more...)

Imperial Productions to Stage Fringe Premiere of DAMN YANKEES, April 1-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Faust meets Baseball in the FRINGE PREMIERE of the classic Broadway musical. As middle-aged baseball fan Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil in order to help his favourite baseball team beat the New York Yankees, hell literally breaks loose. Transformed into baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he takes the Washington Senators to new heights whilst discovering the true worth of the life he was so quick to leave behind. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Tony Winning Set Designer Derek McLane Talks OSCARS, NBC's Sound of Music & 'BEAUTIFUL'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 25, 2014

Today, McLane spoke exclusively with BWW from Los Angeles where he is finalizing details for Sunday night's highly-anticipated telecast! (more...)

I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE to Make Texas Premiere at Bass Hall, 3/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Performing Arts Fort Worth will present the Texas premiere of I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, the brand-new, nationally touring hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history. The show runs March 11-16, 2014, at Bass Performance Hall. (more...)

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

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

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 7½ 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Conservatory Theatre Company's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a raucous and unique rock musical that reinvents America's seventh president as a contemporary rock star. Directed by Michael McKelvey, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson opens tonight, Feb. 21, and runs through Sunday, March 2, with a preview tonight, Feb. 20, in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kathleen Marshall to Direct New Version of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at Denver Center in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

A new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN will kick off the Denver Center Theatre Company's 2014/15 season, according to Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson. Three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan combines his spirited new book with never before heard songs from the catalogue of Willson, who is also creator of the beloved The Music Man. The production will be helmed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall as director and choreographer. (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company Stages BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, Now thru 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a raucous and unique rock musical that reinvents America's seventh president as a contemporary rock star. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Feb 20, 2014

The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller, opens tonight, February 20, 2014, at 8:00 PM at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater Company to Offer Fosse Master Class, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Harbor Lights Theater Company, Staten Island's only professional Equity company, dedicated to illuminating the human experience through the highest quality theatrical production and arts education, announces a 'Fosse Master Class,' to be conducted by veteran Broadway performer and native Staten Islander Mimi Quillin. Ms. Quillin is a member of the prestigious 'Fosse Estate' teaching faculty. (more...)

Kritzerland to Host Tribute to Hal Prince, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD PRINCE on MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM. (more...)

Actor & Producer Christopher Malcolm Passes Away at 67
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

According to published reports, stage and screen star Christopher Malcolm passed away on February 15 from cancer. He was 67 years old. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for St. Louis (more...)

York Theatre Company's MALPRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Malpractice Make Perfect with Book, Music and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The creative team includes direction by David Glenn Armstrong, music direction by Amanda Morton, and casting by Geoff Josselson. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton Join West End Transfer of THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton join the cast of the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler, with Gary Wilmot taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. They join the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. The Pajama Game opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 13 May, with previews from 2 May, playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre to Present Regional Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS at TOCAP, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The American Dream takes on a Latin Beat, as Cabrillo Music Theatre will present the regional professional premiers of this "new classic" - the multi-Tony-winning Best Musical of 2008, IN THE HEIGHTS. IN THE HEIGHTS fuses contemporary music with timeless family struggles, and its' warmth, humor and joyful message resonates with all ages. IN THE HEIGHTS opens on Friday, March 28, 2014, playing until Sunday, April 6th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Susan Stroman to Make Met Opera Debuts in THE MERRY WIDOW on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

On New Year's Eve, Tony Award-winning director Susan Stroman will make her Metropolitan Opera debut with a new production of Lehar's The Merry Widow, conducted by Andrew Davis. (more...)

Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Aaron Lazar & More Will Star in Sting's THE LAST SHIP; Previews to Begin 9/30 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Puliter Prize-winner Brian Yorkey - will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon on September 30 prior to opening night on October 26, according to producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. (more...)

American Stage Adds 2/23 Performance of 2 TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

American Stage Theatre Company is excited to announce an added performance for August Wilson's 2 TRAINS RUNNING. Due to many shows selling out, American Stage has added one last performance on Sunday, February 23 at 8 pm. This production is their seventh installment of their August Wilson Century Cycle. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Delaware Theatre Company's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed By Richard Maltby, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company's production of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, opened this past weekend. The production is directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and features his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. Scroll down for some pictures from the show! (more...)

Shirley MacLaine to Guest Star on GLEE!
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

TVLine writes that Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine (Downton Abbey) is set to appear in an upcoming arc on FOX's GLEE. Her first episode will air later this month. (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

IUP Rounds Out Season with Musical Comedy, THE PAJAMA GAME, 4/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

Theater-by-the-Grove and Music Theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will co-produce the finale to the 2013-2014 season with the classic American musical, The Pajama Game. This clever musical comedy will be presented in Fisher Auditorium of IUP's Performing Arts Center, April 10-12, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Geva Closes 2013-14 Mainstage Season with Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, 4/22-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Geva Theatre Center' 41st Mainstage Season concludes with Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, and with a cast led by Tony Award- winner Michael McGrath and Broadway veteran Noah Racey, this classic comedy begins performances on April 22 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 18. (more...)

Broadway's Harold Prince Set for William Paterson University's Lecturer Series, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Broadway producer and director Harold Prince will speak at William Paterson University in Wayne as part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the University's Shea Center for Performing Arts on campus. The program has been rescheduled from the original date of April 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/12, Part 2- BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Takes Prom Pic, IF/THEN Loves SOUTH PARK, & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our April 12th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS to Continue West End Theatre Series at Cinemas Across the UK and Ireland, June 26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WEST END THEATRE SERIES is delighted to announce its third title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts. The Almeida Theatre production will be screened in over 200 cinemas across the UK and Ireland for one night only, Thursday 26 June '14 ( (more...)

DirecTV Orders Peter Ackerman's THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY PAST MIDNIGHT to Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

DirecTV announced today that it has ordered ten episodes of the original comedy, Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight, from award-winning writer Peter Ackerman. Production on the series is set to begin in Los Angeles in May of 2014. The latest exclusive from DirecTV will air on Audience Network later in the year and will be executive produced by Ackerman and Nick Hamm for Momentum TV. (more...)

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