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Richard Bissell Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1955 - Best Musical Gold Star
Richard Bissell, The Pajama Game

Richard Bissell News

Full Cast Announced for 42nd Street Moon's THE PAJAMA GAME Photo Full Cast Announced for 42nd Street Moon's THE PAJAMA GAME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast and creative team for the Company’s long-awaited production of the Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” THE PAJAMA GAME, with sisters Becky Potter (Director) and Annie Potter (Playwright) teaming up with Armando Fox (Music Director) and Renee DeWeese (Choreographer).

BWW Review: THE PAJAMA PARTY at Grand Théâtre Photo BWW Review: THE PAJAMA PARTY at Grand Théâtre
by David Sousa Lopes - Dec 29, 2021

Broadway World had the pleasure of attending the premiere of The Pajama Game, a musical play by author Richard Bissell and George Abbott. Set in 1950s America, it tells the story of a pajama factory where workers are actively demanding a salary raise of seven and a half cents.

42nd Street Moon 2021-2022 Single Tickets On-Sale Date Announced Photo 42nd Street Moon 2021-2022 Single Tickets On-Sale Date Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2021

San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has announced that single tickets to all productions in the Company’s 2021-2022 will be available for purchase beginning Monday, September 27, 2021.

Way Off Broadway to Present THE PAJAMA GAME This Fall Photo Way Off Broadway to Present THE PAJAMA GAME This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing for a heartwarming romantic comedy this fall when its production of the Broadway classic The Pajama Game takes to the stage.  Opening Friday, September 10th, the production was rescheduled from earlier this season. 

VIDEO: On This Day, May 13- THE PAJAMA GAME Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 13- THE PAJAMA GAME Opens On Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2020

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 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 production won a Tony for Best Musical, and the 2006 Broadway revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Cast Announced For 42nd Street Moon's THE PAJAMA GAME Photo Cast Announced For 42nd Street Moon's THE PAJAMA GAME
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2020

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast and creative team for the Company's next production, the beloved Tony Award-winning a?oeBest Musicala?? THE PAJAMA GAME. Based on the novel a?oe7½ Centsa?? by Richard Bissell, THE PAJAMA GAME features a book by George Abbott and Bissell, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (DAMN YANKEES).

Photo Flash: THE PAJAMA GAME Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: THE PAJAMA GAME Opens At Theatre At The Center
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

Theatre at the Center's production of The Pajama Game had its opening night performance on Sunday, September 15 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.  Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Curtis Bannister as Sid, Elizabeth Telford as Babe, Cynthia Carter as Mabel, Kelly Felthous as Gladys, Jason Grimm as Hines, Dan Klarer as Prez, Rick Rapp as Pop and Steve Silver as Mr. Hasler in the musical comedy romance The Pajama Game.

New London Barn Playhouse Announces THE PAJAMA GAME Photo New London Barn Playhouse Announces THE PAJAMA GAME
by Julie Musbach - Jun 12, 2019

New London Barn Playhouse presents The Pajama Game running June 12th thru June 23rd

Theatre At The Center In Munster Announces 2019 Season - MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, THE  Photo Theatre At The Center In Munster Announces 2019 Season - MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, THE PAJAMA GAME, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2018

Irving Berlin's White Christmas - The Musical, the iconic holiday favorite, Million Dollar Quartet, hailing Elvis, Johnny Cash and other recording icons, and The Pajama Game, the Tony Award classic musical, are among the 2019 Season show favorites announced by Linda Fortunato, artistic director at Theatre at the Center (TATC), the only professional theater company in Northwest Indiana.

Theatre At The Center In Munster Announces 2019 Season Photo Theatre At The Center In Munster Announces 2019 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2018

Irving Berlin's White Christmas - The Musical, the iconic holiday favorite, Million Dollar Quartet, hailing Elvis, Johnny Cash and other recording icons, and The Pajama Game, the Tony Award classic musical, are among the 2019 Season show favorites announced by Linda Fortunato, artistic director at Theatre at the Center (TATC), the only professional theater company in Northwest Indiana.

Richard Bissell Videos

VIDEO: Tim Rogan, Britney Coleman, Donna McKechnie and More in New Trailer for THE PA VideoVIDEO: Tim Rogan, Britney Coleman, Donna McKechnie and More in New Trailer for THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents The Pajama Game, directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adlerand Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. Featuring Musical Direction by James Cunningham and Choreography by Parker Esse, The Pajama Game runs now through December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. Check out a brand-new trailer for the show below!

STAGE 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.

STAGE 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 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 production won a Tony for Best Musical, and the 2006 Broadway revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

STAGE 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 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.

STAGE 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 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 production won a Tony for Best Musical, and the 2006 Broadway revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

STAGE 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 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.

STAGE 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 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 production won a Tony for Best Musical, and the 2006 Broadway revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

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 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.

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 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 production won a Tony for Best Musical, and the 2006 Broadway revival won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

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 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.


Richard Bissell Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Richard Bissell written?
Richard Bissell has written 2 shows including The Pajama Game (Source Material), Say, Darling (Bookwriter).

What awards has Richard Bissell been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Pajama Game .

What awards has Richard Bissell won?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Pajama Game.