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Pal Joey - 2008 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new Broadway production of Pal Joey, featuring music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart. This production features a new book by Richard Greenberg, based on the original book by John O'Hara, with music direction by Paul Gemignani, and choreography by Graciela Daniele. Joe Mantello directs.



Set in Chicago in the late 1930s, Pal Joey is the story of Joey Evans, a brash, scheming song and dance man with dreams of owning his own nightclub. Joey abandons his wholesome girlfriend Linda English, to charm a rich, married older woman, Vera Simpson, in the hope that she'll set him up in business.



The score includes such classic songs as "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "I Could Write a Book," "You Mustn't Kick It Around," and "Zip," among others. The new production also features "I'm Talking to My Pal," a song that had been dropped from the score during its out-of-town tryout, and will be heard on Broadway for the first time.

Studio 54 (Broadway)


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by BWW News Desk - March 1, 2009
Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Pal Joey will play its final performance on Sunday, March 1st at 2:00 PM. This revival of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's classic musical stars Stockard Channing (Vera Simpson), Matthew Risch (Joey Evans) and Martha Plimpton (Gladys Bumps) and is directed by Joe Mantello at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th St).
by Robert Diamond - February 23, 2009
Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) limited engagement of Pal Joey will play its final performance on Sunday, March 1st at 2:00 PM. This revival of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's classic musical stars Stockard Channing (Vera Simpson), Matthew Risch (Joey Evans) and Martha Plimpton (Gladys Bumps) and is directed by Joe Mantello at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th St).
by Adrienne Onofri - February 1, 2009
The veteran of 12 B'way shows looks back on hits, flops, L.A. and unforgettable choreographers.
by Kristin Salaky - December 19, 2008
In case this is your first time reading one of my reviews of a Broadway revival of a classic musical, allow me introduce you to my personal prejudice. I completely abhor the now very common practice of revising the book and messing with the score of any musical theatre piece after the authors are deceased. If a composer, bookwriter or lyricist is around to approve of changes, that's swell, but all too often their estates will allow anything from the sparse, but significant, tweaks to South Pacific to the wholesale revisions of The Pajama Game and The Music Man. Even more deplorable is the practice of letting these changes go uncredited, as was done in the three examples just cited, giving audiences no clue that what they are watching is not wholly the musical the original authors wrote.
by Craig Brockman - December 18, 2008
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Marc Platt, presents Stockard Channing (Vera Simpson), Matthew Risch (Joey Evans) and Martha Plimpton (Gladys Bumps) in a new Broadway production of Pal Joey which opened at The Roundabo Theatre on December 18th. BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were at Opening Night to capture all the excitement!
by Walter McBride - December 15, 2008
Ritchie Mastascusa was the Gypsy Robe recipient for Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Marquis Theatre. He passed on the robe to Pal Joey's Eric Sciotto in a fun and emotion filled ceremony. The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits.
by Walter McBride - December 13, 2008
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Marc Platt, presents Stockard Channing (Vera Simpson), Matthew Risch (Joey Evans) and Martha Plimpton (Gladys Bumps) in a new Broadway production of Pal Joey with Robert Clohessy (Mike), Jenny Fellner (Linda English), Daniel Marcus (Ludlow Lowell), Steven Skybell (Ernest), Timothy J. Alex, Brian Barry, Kurt Froman, Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines, Lisa Gajda, Anthony Holds, Nadine Isenegger, Mark Morettini, Kathryn Mowat Murphy, Abbey O'Brien, Hayley Podschun, Krista Saab and Eric Sciotto. The Roundabout celebrated the production with a festive cast party. We sent in our BroadwayWorld.com photographer to capture the exciting night!
by Walter McBride - December 12, 2008
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Marc Platt, presents Stockard Channing (Vera Simpson), Matthew Risch (Joey Evans) and Martha Plimpton (Gladys Bumps) in a new Broadway production of Pal Joey with Robert Clohessy (Mike), Jenny Fellner (Linda English), Daniel Marcus (Ludlow Lowell), Steven Skybell (Ernest), Timothy J. Alex, Brian Barry, Kurt Froman, Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines, Lisa Gajda, Anthony Holds, Nadine Isenegger, Mark Morettini, Kathryn Mowat Murphy, Abbey O'Brien, Hayley Podschun, Krista Saab and Eric Sciotto. The Roundabout celebrated the production with a festive performance and cast party. We sent in our BroadwayWorld.com photographer to greet the starry crowd that came to cheer the company on!
by Walter McBride - December 12, 2008
PAL JOEY features a new book by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, based on the original book by John O'Hara, with music direction by Tony Award winner Paul Gemignani, choreography by Graciela Daniele and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello at Studio 54 on Broadway. The Roundabout celebrated the production with a festive cast party. We sent in our BroadwayWorld.com photographer to capture the exciting night!
by Eddie Varley - December 11, 2008
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Marc Platt, presents Stockard Channing (Vera Simpson), Matthew Risch (Joey Evans) and Martha Plimpton (Gladys Bumps) in a new Broadway production of Pal Joey with Robert Clohessy (Mike), Jenny Fellner (Linda English), Daniel Marcus (Ludlow Lowell), Steven Skybell (Ernest), Timothy J. Alex, Brian Barry, Kurt Froman, Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines, Lisa Gajda, Anthony Holds, Nadine Isenegger, Mark Morettini, Kathryn Mowat Murphy, Abbey O'Brien, Hayley Podschun, Krista Saab and Eric Sciotto.
by Eddie Varley - December 10, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter stated today that Martha Plimpton, currently starring in the Broadway revival of Pal Joey at Studio 54, will be part of the cast of the new Showtime pilot 'The End of Steve.'
by Gabrielle Sierra - December 3, 2008
Experience the excitement of an Opening Night on the Great White Way with The Roundabout Theatre Company's star-studded production of PAL JOEY; Set in Chicago in the late 1930s, PAL JOEY is the story of Joey Evans (with Broadway's newest star-to-be Matthew Risch) a brash, scheming song and dance man with dreams of owning his own nightclub.
by Eddie Varley - November 24, 2008
Understudy Matthew Risch has taken over the title role of Joey Evans in PAL JOEY for an injured Christian Hoff. Hoff has withdrawn from the Broadway musical due to his injury. Risch in a classic theatrical twist of fate now will head the Roundabout revival. The official press opening night is delaying one week later than originally planned to December 18th to allow for this sudden cast change.
by Eddie Varley - November 24, 2008
Understudy Matthew Risch has stepped into the title role of Joey Evans in PAL JOEY while an injured Christian Hoff rests. Hoff injured his foot Friday evening and the production cancelled the Saturday Matinee on November 22nd. Risch will continue in the role for tonight's special Monday night performance.
by Eddie Varley - November 23, 2008
Understudy Matthew Risch has stepped into the title role of Joey Evans in PAL JOEY while an injured Christian Hoff rests. Hoff injured his foot Friday evening and the production cancelled the Saturday Matinee on November 22nd. Risch takes over the role for the next number of performances, Hoff is expected to return early next week.
by Walter McBride - October 8, 2008
On October 7th, 2008 the upcoming production of Pal Joey at the Roundabout Theatre Company held their first 'Meet and Greet' with the cast and creative team.
by Faetra Petillo - September 26, 2008
Roundabout Theatre Company has cast Tony and Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominated Stockard Channing (Vera Simpson), Tony Award winner Christian Hoff and Tony & Emmy nominated Martha Plimpton starring in a new Broadway production of PAL JOEY, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart.
by Faetra Petillo - August 20, 2008
Roundabout Theatre Company anounced today full casting for the upcoming production of Pal Joey in addition to the previously announced Stockard Channing, Martha Plimpton and Christian Hoff.

Pal Joey Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Pal Joey have their been?
Pal Joey has had 17 productions including Broadway which opened in 1940, Broadway which opened in 1940, Broadway which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1952, West End which opened in 1954, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1959, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Regional (US) which opened in 1980, London Fringe which opened in 1980, Off-Broadway which opened in 1995, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2008 and Broadway which opened in 2030.

What Tony Awards has Pal Joey been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Musical for Roundabout Theatre Company, Best Revival of a Musical for Todd Haimes, Best Revival of a Musical for Harold Wolpert, Best Revival of a Musical for Julia C. LevyBest Revival of a Musical for Marc Platt and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Scott Pask.

What other awards has Pal Joey been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What productions of Pal Joey have their been?
Pal Joey has had 17 productions including Broadway which opened in 1940, Broadway which opened in 1940, Broadway which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1952, West End which opened in 1954, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1959, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Regional (US) which opened in 1980, London Fringe which opened in 1980, Off-Broadway which opened in 1995, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2008 and Broadway which opened in 2030.

What awards has Pal Joey been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What is the order of songs in Pal Joey and what's the order?
You Mustn't Kick It Around
I Could Write a Book
Chicago
That Terrific Rainbow
Love Is My Friend
Happy Hunting Horn
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Pal Joey
Joey Looks into the Future Ballet
The Flower Garden of My Heart
Zip
Plant You Now, Dig You Later
Den of Iniquity
Do It the Hard Way
Take Him
I'm Talking to My Pal
What Is a Man?
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
There's a Small Hotel
My Funny Valentine
The Lady Is a Tramp
Overture
A Dance Rehearsal

What productions of Pal Joey have there been?
Pal Joey has had 17 productions including Broadway which opened in 1940, Broadway which opened in 1940, Broadway which opened in 1952, Broadway which opened in 1952, West End which opened in 1954, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1959, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Regional (US) which opened in 1980, London Fringe which opened in 1980, Off-Broadway which opened in 1995, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2008 and Broadway which opened in 2030.