Damn Yankees 1955

Opened: May 5, 1955

Damn Yankees - 1955 - Broadway History , Info & More

Adelphi Theatre
152 W. 54th St. New York, NY

Based on the novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop

Faust meets professional baseball in this Broadway classic! Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. Includes such memorable tunes as "Whatever Lola Wants," "Heart" and "Those Were the Good Old Days."


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BWW Flashback: A Look Back on the Exceptional Career of the Great Hal Prince
by Team BWW - Jan 30, 2023


In honor of what would have been been his 95th Birthday, BroadwayWorld is looking back on the career of Hal Prince. See highlights from his incredible career in our interactive timeline and watch past performances from his works.

What Was the Golden Age of Broadway?
by Team BWW - Feb 19, 2022


Just last week, The Music Man marched back to Broadway- the latest revival of a show from musical theatre's most glorious time- the Golden Age. What was the Golden Age of Broadway all about and what years did it cover? Study up!

UN DÍA COMO HOY: nacía Bob Fosse
by Nuria Pedret - Jun 23, 2021


Con motivo del aniversario del coreógrafo y director, recordamos algunos de sus espectáculos más emblemáticos

Broadway Books: 10 Books on Set Design to Read While Staying Inside!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2020


These books, many of which were written by current or former set designers, take a deep dive into what the art is all about, how to get started, what research goes into the craft, and even how to design on a budget!

Ken LeRoy, Original Bernardo in WEST SIDE STORY, Dies at 92
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2019


BroadwayWorld has learned that Ken LeRoy recently passed away at age 92. No other details of his death are known at this time.

All Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights for Hal Prince
by Julie Musbach - Jul 31, 2019


The Broadway community mourns the loss of prolific producer, director, writer, and the individual recipient of the most Tony Awards in multiple categories in history, Harold Prince, who passed away on July 31, 2019 at age 91. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, July 31 at exactly 7:45pm.

Hal Prince, Legendary Broadway Producer and Director, Passes Away at 91
by Alan Henry - Jul 31, 2019


BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of legendary Broadway director and producer Hal Prince at 91 years of age after a brief illness, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation Announces Annual Gala
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018


Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the independent, not-for-profit affiliate of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, today announced unique plans for its 2019 award evening, which will feature original choreographic pieces resulting from a special commissioning program, with the application period now open. SDCF also announced that Victoria Traube would receive a special 'Mr. Abbott' Award at the event, to be held March 25 at the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF).

Original WEST SIDE STORY Cast Member George Marcy Passes Away
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2018


Veteran Broadway performer George Marcy has died.  The lovable actor, singer, dancer died at his home in Las Vegas, NV in May.  

Berkshire Theatre Group's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO! Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016


BTG's exciting revival is the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical. Previews of Fiorello! will began Sunday, September 4, at East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), with opening night being held tonihgt, September 9, 2016.

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016


Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical!

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016


Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company.

BWW Feature: Celebrate 'The Lusty Month of May' with 10 Hot-Blooded Showtunes
by Jeffrey Walker - May 25, 2015


The Lusty Month of May; like the song says: 'It's time to do a wicked thing or two!' It's May, the time when spring brings that hot-blooded, four letter word: lust. Musicals have had a steady history of lusty musical numbers. There are songs about rolling in the hay, and others extolling the virtues of different (ahem) flavors of man-candy. Some songs are paens to hot, steamy nights, and some are about what you do on those kind of nights. 

Broadway's George Marcy & Carol Lawrence Team Up for New Cabaret Show at Don't Tell Mama, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013


It's one thing for a dancer over 40 to do a cabaret show. It's quite another for a dancer over 80 to attempt one. But that's exactly what still spry 83-year-old song and dance man George Marcy is going to do--tapping his way over to Don't Tell Mama for the second time in three years--when he takes the stage (today September 23 and 29, both at 8pm) for his new show, I Wish I Were Twins. Marcy's latest cabaret effort is being director by famed Broadway Musical star and Marcy's good friend Carol Lawrence. The Musical Director/Pianist is Christine Sutin, with Boots Maleson on bass, and AaRon Russell on drums.

Broadway's George Marcy and Carol Lawrence Team Up for Marcy's New Cabaret Show at Don't Tell Mama, 9/23 & 29
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 16, 2013


It's one thing for a dancer over 40 to do a cabaret show. It's quite another for a dancer over 80 to attempt one. But that's exactly what still spry 83-year-old George Marcy is going to do-tapping his way over to Don't Tell Mama for the second time in three years-when he takes the stage later this month (September 23 and 29, both at 8pm) for his new show, I Wish I Were Twins. Marcy's latest cabaret effort is being director by famed Broadway Musical star and Marcy's good friend Carol Lawrence. The Musical Director/Pianist is Christine Sutin, with Boots Maleson on bass, and Aaron Russell on drums.

Roundabout Announces Harry Connick, Jr. to Star in The Pajama Game
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2005


Performances of THE PAJAMA GAME will begin Friday, January 27th on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre with the official opening set for Thursday, March 2nd. The limited engagement is scheduled to run 20 weeks through June 18th, 2006.

Damn Yankees History

Other Productions of Damn Yankees

1955   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1957   West End London Production
West End
1964   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1979   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1981   Jones Beach Production
1994   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
1997   West End London Production
West End
2006   Beverly, MA (Regional) North Shore Music Theatre Production
Beverly, MA (Regional)
2007   Los Angeles Reprise! Concert
Los Angeles
2008   Off-Broadway Encores! Summer Stars Revival
Off-Broadway
2017   Off-Broadway Roundabout Concert Production
Off-Broadway

Damn Yankees - 1955 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1956 Tony Awards Best Choreography Bob Fosse
1956 Tony Awards Best Conductor and Musical Director Hal Hastings
1956 Tony Awards Best Musical George Abbott
1956 Tony Awards Best Musical Douglass Wallop
1956 Tony Awards Best Musical Richard Adler
1956 Tony Awards Best Musical Jerry Ross
1956 Tony Awards Best Musical Frederick Brisson
1956 Tony Awards Best Musical Robert Griffith
1956 Tony Awards Best Musical Harold S. Prince
1956 Tony Awards Best Musical Albert B. Taylor
1956 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Ray Walston
1956 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Russ Brown
1956 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Stephen Douglass
1956 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Rae Allen
1956 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gwen Verdon
1956 Tony Awards Best Stage Technician Harry Green

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