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Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DAMN YANKEES, Opening Tonight

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, presents the devilishly sexy musical DAMN YANKEES tonight, April 10, through April ­26, 2015 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Winner of eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Choreography, Damn Yankees is sure to be a homerun hit. With a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, this classic musical will have fans on the edge of their seats as they enjoy hit favorites like "Whatever Lola Wants," "Heart," and "Six Months Out of Every Year."

When a devilish dealmaker offers Joe Boyd the chance to take his beloved Washington Senators to victory over the "damn Yankees" in return for his soul, Joe takes it. But as the Senators' stats soar, Joe realizes he's losing his wife and looks for a loophole. Enter sizzling-­hot temptress Lola, a charter member of the Home-­?wreckers Hall of Fame. Who will win? We're not telling!

The Lyric has drafted a brilliant team of star players including Broadway's Meg Gillentine as Lola, Jeff McKerley as the devilish Applegate, and Broadway's Chase Peacock as young Joe Hardy.

Steve Hornibrook is Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd, Kathleen McManus is Joe's loyal wife Meg, and Broadway's Glenn Rainey is the big hearted, no-­luck Senators' manager, Van Buren. Others in the cast include Mary Nye Bennett, Brian Kurlander, Jessica De Maria, Xylina Stamper, George Deavours, Evan Weisman, J. Koby Parker,Becca Potter, Fenner Eaddy, Brian Wesley Turner, Tyler Sarkis, Arielle Geller, Natalie Goodwin, AJ Klopach, Jenna Jackson, Nathan Lubeck, Jordan Harris, and Avery Gillham.

The Lyric production features direction by Heidi Cline McKerley, choreography by Jennifer Smiles Plumley, and music direction by Paul Tate. Scenic design for DAMN YANKEES is by James Bullins, costume coordination by Benjy Gault, lighting design by Andre C. Allen, and sound design by Bobby Johnston.

DAMN YANKEES plays the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta) April 10 -­ 16, 2015. Reservations, group discounts, and information by calling 404-­377-9948, or online at www.AtlantaLyric.com.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DAMN YANKEES, Opening Tonight
Meg Gillentine as Lola

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DAMN YANKEES, Opening Tonight
Jeff McKerley as The Devil

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DAMN YANKEES, Opening Tonight
Chase Peacock

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DAMN YANKEES, Opening Tonight
Glenn Rainey and the Washington Senators

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's DAMN YANKEES, Opening Tonight
AJ Klopach and the Washington Senators


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