The Pajama Game - Broadway

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.

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Shubert Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.
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by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
Podcast Exclusive: The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales: Samantha Pauly 'I am a firm believer that you are always where you are meant to be in this moment.'
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2020
CBS and the Recording Academy® announced today a new two-hour special event UNITED WE SING: A GRAMMY® SALUTE TO THE UNSUNG HEROES hosted by GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning singer and actor Harry Connick, Jr., celebrating essential workers across America. The special will be broadcast Sunday, June 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Though performances at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre have been suspended since mid-March due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the company's producers are looking to the future with the unveiling of Way Off Broadway's 2020/2021 Season line-up.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the expansion of its online programs and events through August 2020. Arena Artistic Director Molly Smith has curated a diverse and engaging Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward, connecting artists and audiences locally and nationally.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Mark Cortale announced today that Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 will debut as a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, the first event will take place on Sunday, May 31 and will feature Tony award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara. Stage and screen favorites Jeremy Jordan and Jessie Mueller will headline the following two weeks. Each weekly show will premiere Sunday nights at 8PM EST with a second showing Mondays at 3PM EST for viewers in other time zones like the UK. Tickets are available at www.thesethconcertseries.com for $20.00 (early bird) and $25.00 each.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2020
Today we rewind to the 2006 Roundabout revival of The Pajama Game, starring Kelli O'Hara, Harry Connick Jr., and Michael McKean. The production ran for 129 performances at the American Airlines Theatre. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where workers' demands for a seven-and-a-half cent raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of American theater producer and director Harold 'Hal' Prince with the Drama Desk's newly established lifetime achievement honor.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Southern California's 3-D Theatricals' 3D+U has announced its special 3D+U guests for Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, including Nikki Snelson, Lisa Loeb, and Beth Malone.
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.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
Produced by Sam Young, Musical Marathon is an online concert performed by over twenty of theatre's leading musical directors to raise money for NHS Charities Together and Acting For Others.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Initially, Temple Theaters planned an event for March 2020 featuring the Alumna, performer, and luminary of American musical theater, Joy Valderrama Abbott (EDU '52) . Unfortunately, after decades of dedicated contribution, our dear Joy was taken by cancer in early February.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre will present Celebrating Our Pal: The Musicals of Harold Prince, this season's Gala Benefit production, which will celebrate the legendary Broadway impresario Harold Prince.
by BWW News Desk - 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).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2020
Love Story: 10th Anniversary Concert has been postponed at Cadogan Hall until 20th September 2020.
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020
Stage and screen legend Hal Linden recently appeared on Showbiz Nation Live! at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
Kelli O'Hara appeared last night as the first guest on Seth Rudetsky's online concert series STARS IN THE HOUSE. Seth and his husband, producer James Wesley, began by sharing that the series was conceived as a way to bring happiness and hope during this time of uncertainty.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Laura Benanti is asking her high school-aged followers to send videos of them singing songs from their cancelled shows. Check out a roundup of some of the videos she has received below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's new live streaming video series called MVT Live, features two dynamic and creative entertainers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
On this day we're celebrating a giant in a the world's of dance and directing, the legendary Bob Fosse!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ariana DeBose, Michael Ball, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2020
As part of Lockdown Duets, Ariana DeBose and Michael D. Xavier performed 'Falling Slowly' from Once.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
This week's Weekend Warm-Up will be led by Marie's Crisis pianist Kenney Green, with special guests Jamie Westberry and James Merillat ! Tune in today at 4pm to join the piano party!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
The York Theatre Company will reunite the cast and creative team of the 2016 Musicals in Mufti production of the 1971 hit Broad-way revue Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, a musical entertainment by Micki Grant, conceived by Vinnette Carroll, for a Virtual Company Reunion as part of the live weekly streaming panel series 'Show! (and Tell)'.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Kelli O'Hara's performance, as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3pm ET, 7pm GMT.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Studio Tenn's weekly talk show, 'Studio Tenn Talks: Theater Conversations with Patrick Cassidy' has released its July - August lineup, featuring nationally acclaimed performing artists. Jason Alexander, the Tony and Grammy Award winner and Emmy nominee best known for playing George Costanza in 'Seinfeld,' will be one of the featured guests.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Casting Directors Geoff Josselson, C.S.A., and Katja Zarolinski, C.S.A., announced today the launch of JZ Casting, a New York-based casting office, with over 25 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry. Their new offices are located at 226 West 37th Street, Suite 604.
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 29, 2020
Rehearsals are now underway for Transport Group's The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which begins performances on Saturday, February 8 at 22 at Abrons Arts Center. The show stars Tony Award nominee Beth Malone (Fun Home) as Molly Brown, David Aron Damane (The Book of Mormon, Big River, The Life) as JJ, Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County) as Julia, Omar Lopez-Cepero (On Your Feet!) as Vincenzo, Alex Gibson (SpongeBob SquarePants; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) as Erich, and Paolo Montalban (Pacific Overtures, The King and I) as Arthur. Rounding out the cast are Kaitlyn Davidson; Tyrone Davis, Jr.; Gregg Goodbrod; Michael Halling; Karl Josef Ko; Nikka Graff Lanzarone; Kate Marilley; Shina Ann Morris; Keven Quillon; and Coco Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
From Hello, Dolly! and Mame to La Cage aux Folles, no one has written 'showtunes' with as much exuberance as Jerry Herman whose musicals offer an optimistic approach to the human condition, finding common ground with his audience by showing us that the differences between us are, in fact, what unite us. Lyrics & Lyricists 2020 season continues with a celebration of the composer, lyricist and songwriter whose joyful scores have sent us from the theater humming for more than 50 years. Singing them at L&L are Quentin Earl Darrington (Once on This Island), Cady Huffman (The Will Rogers Follies, Chicago, The Producers), Bryonha Marie Parham (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Prince of Broadway), and Ryan Vona (Once, Beautiful).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
A seminal work of Jewish culture or an act of traitorous libel? Indecent explores the origins of the highly controversial play The God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. We follow the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it in this deeply moving play accompanied by a small live klezmer band.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Donna McKechnie for three performances, Thursday, March 19 to Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
L. Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming SHEAR MADNESS, running on the main stage from February 7 through March 29. The press opening is Sunday, February 16 at 7pm. This hit comedic murder-mystery has slayed the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 40 years, following a mysterious murder above the Shear Madness Salon - leaving it to the audience to catch the killer among the actors. SHEAR MADNESS will be directed by the Jeff Award winning Warner Crocker.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Love Story: 10th Anniversary Concert will feature original cast members Michael D. Xavier (Oliver Barrett), Emma Williams (Jenny Cavilleri) and Peter Polycarpou (Phil Cavilleri). This concert marks the 10th Anniversary of Love Story's premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2010, before a run at the West End's Duchess Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
by Stage Tube - Feb 29, 2020
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon presents its first production of 2020, the critically-acclaimed Tony Award-winning a?oeBest Musicala?? A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Based on a novel by Roy Horniman, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER features a book & lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, and music & lyrics by Steven Lutvak. 42nd Street Moon's production will be directed by Daren A.C. Carollo, with music direction by Daniel Thomas and choreography by Christina Lazo. A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER runs from February 26 a?" March 15, 2020 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). The press opening will take place on Saturday, February 29 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $31 - $72 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings Jerry Herman's musical masterpiece Mame to Southern California for a three-week run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 27 a?" April 12.  Based on the novel, Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Mame lavishly delivers one of theater's all-time great heroines in a brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching fashion.  Tickets are available at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20.
by Ronn Burton - Feb 24, 2020
Tony winner (and eight-time nominee) Kelli O'Hara returned to her Oklahoma birthplace to wow audiences in the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. Just Kelli and a piano, she offered a truly generous concert, performing almost twenty songs over the span of nearly two hours, without an intermission. Ms. O'Hara undoubtedly possesses one of the clearest, crystalline voices of any singer today, yet it was her honesty, vulnerability, and sincerity that truly moved the audience to an immediate standing ovation at the end of the night.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
The Chicagoland premiere of Almost Heaven: John Denver's America opened Sunday night February 16 to an enthusiastic crowd. Theatre at the Center Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Shannon McEldowney, Steven Romero Schaeffer, Andrew Mueller, Sara Geist and Tommy Malouf in the musical revue Almost Heaven: John Denver's America to kick off its 30th Anniversary Season. The cast was joined on stage by musicians William Underwood, Malcolm Ruhl and Alison Tatum. Fortunato is the director and William Underwood is the music director. The now Jeff Recommended production continues through March 22.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Victoria Playhouse Petrolia (VPP) has announced that Emmy Award winner MICHAEL LEARNED, and Tony/Emmy Award winner HAL LINDEN have joined the company of ON GOLDEN POND, running June 2 to 21, 2020. Ms. Learned is best known for her iconic role as Olivia Walton on The Waltons. Ms. Learned is a four-time Emmy Award-winning actress, three for her work as Olivia Walton, and one for her role as Mary Benjamin in her own series Nurse. She is also a three-time Golden Globe nominee. She continues to have a thriving career both on the stage and screen. Ms. Learned appeared at the VPP in Love Letters, co-starring TV husband Ralph Waite (John Walton Sr.) and Driving Miss Daisy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Due to demand Transport Group has announced a two-week extension for its production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which will now run through Sunday, April 5, at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.
by Patrick Honoré - Feb 10, 2020
After the concert version of West Side Story and an extensive tour of the musical Bells Are Ringing, director Jean Lacornerie and musical director Gérard Lecointe have chosen to collaborate again, delivering to the French public a comparatively little known musical of the 50s, The Pajama Game, which, outside being the work of the dream team Jerome Robbins directing, George Abbott writing the book, and Bob Fosse choreographing on Broadway for the very first time, stands as perhaps the only musical dealing with unions and labor conflicts. The least we can say is that this choice couldn't be more on point given the political context of France today, with major strikes going on in sync with the show, which began its run at Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, followed by an extensive tour at the Théâtre de la Renaissance, also in the Lyon area, and now for a three-day run at the gorgeous Opéra de Rennes, where I caught a sold out performance on February 1st.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
For the first time, Chichester Festival Theatre is to stream a selection of its archive productions online, beginning with the musical Flowers for Mrs Harris from Thursday 9 April for the Easter weekend.
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020
Kelli O'Hara, in partnership with Westport Country Playhouse's education and community outreach department, hosted 'Getting to Know You: A Celebration of Young Artists,' on Friday, April 17.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2020
Today's top stories: The Actors Fund's Ragtime concert has been rescheduled for the fall, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's videos, from stars including Kelli O'Hara, Kyle Selig, Tim Minchin, Paula Vogel, and more!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020
Kelli O'Hara took part in Roundabout's 'Roundabout Off-Script' series, where members of the company's family share their favorite moments from onstage or off.
by - Apr 1, 2020
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for April, 2020.