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131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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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 7˝-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.



Kelli O'Hara Headlines 2017 Gala Tonight at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) will host six-time Tony nominee and winner Kelli O'Hara for its annual gala this evening, October 28, 2017. (more...)

Crawley's On Stage: Stars Who Made Their Way from Downton to Broadway!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 28, 2017

It's hard to believe that almost two years has gone by since the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants graced our television screens on the hit series Downton Abbey. BroadwayWorld takes you on a trip down memory lane to the times when the Downton Abbey cast graced the stage! (more...)

Original Star of THE PAJAMA GAME, Janis Paige, Recalls Hollywood Golden Age Abuses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

In a new first person essay for The Hollywood Reporter, Janis Paige, the original star of the musical, The Pajama Game, recalls an attempted rape perpetrated upon her during Hollywood's Golden Age. (more...)

Lorna Luft to Play 'Louise' in Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

This holiday season Lorna Luft, the beloved performer and daughter of film and television icon Judy Garland, will star as Louise in The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, which began rehearsals this week. (more...)

7th Annual Military Thanksgiving Dinner Announced For 11/24 at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Every year hundreds of D.C.-area military families must spend the Thanksgiving holiday away from loved ones. In gratitude for their service, Arena Stage is inviting wounded warriors, service men and women and their families to a complimentary dinner and performance of the musical comedy The Pajama Game at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW) on Friday, November 24. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 26th, 2017: M. BUTTERFLY Spreads its Wings, THE RED SHOES Dances to NYC, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: M. BUTTERFLY spreads its wings, THE RED SHOES dances to NYC, and more! (more...)

Social: Go Backstage At Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Go behind the scenes of the Arena Stage production of The Pajama Game with Blakely Slaybaugh in this roundup of our Instagram story takeover! (more...)

MPAC Announces Holiday Lineup Featuring Celtic Thunder, David Crosby, and The Oak Ridge Boys
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

From the country sounds of Jennifer Nettles ad The Oak Ridge Boys to the soulful crooning of vocalist Sal Valentinetti, the classic Nutcracker to kid-favorite artist Laurie Berkner, spend the holidays at MPAC for wonderful family concert events. (more...)

Rebecca Taichman, Anne Kauffman & More Selected as Roundabout Artists in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced its 2017-18 Artists in Residence. 'I started the Artists in Residence program about 25 years ago to provide artistic and financial support to early-career artists, giving them a theatre to call home and to provide peace of mind for a sustainable career,' says Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes. 'Over the years, this program has evolved to include playwrights, mid-career directors and even an entire young company. And while these residencies have allowed us to help cultivate the next generations of theatre leaders, these artists have also become invaluable to me and our audiences, invigorating this institution with fresh voices.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Hey There! Highland Park Players Presents THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Highland Park Players proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, The Pajama Game. The Pajama Game runs October 20th through November 5th at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. Performances are October 20, 21, 27, 28 and November 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 pm and October 22, 29 and November 5 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Jessica Stone's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Kathleen Marshall-Helmed 'MUCH ADO' and More Set for The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the additional productions in its 2018 Summer Season, including the classic Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park directed by Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, Arms and the Man, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Globe), which will run July 28 - August 26, 2018. The Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup will include The Tempest, running June 17 - July 22, 2018, and Much Ado About Nothing, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Globe's Love's Labor's Lost), running August 12 - September 16. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Trevor Vanderzee and Hannah Rose to Star in THE PAJAMA GAME for Highland Park Players
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Highland Park Players has announced the cast and production team for their 30th anniversary production of The Pajama Game directed by three time Jeff Award winner, Dominic Missimi. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Slates Fall Script In Hand Playreadings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse announces its fall season Script in Hand playreadings: You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, a comedy by Robert Anderson, on Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m.; and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, a thriller by Stephen Dietz, based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle, on Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Eve Ensler's THE FRUIT TRILOGY and More Slated for Abingdon's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company announces the initial lineup for its 25th Anniversary Season. With a list of celebrated and promising new artists, Abingdon Theatre Company's 2017 - 2018 season features premiere productions on the main stage, a one-night-only gala event honoring and featuring legendary artists, and ongoing initiatives fostering the work of emerging theater-makers. (more...)

Jessie Mueller Heads for The Herbst in San Francisco Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky will return to San Francisco for the 2017/18 season with a move to the Herbst Theatre at the iconic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Centenary's Stage Company Sets Young Performers Workshop for Winter Festival of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns with their annual Winter Festival of Shows running December 9 through December 17. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 fill the Little Theater with musical theatre favorites including The Pajama Game, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and A Class Act. Young Performers will also be featured in Centenary Stage Company's Family Holiday Spectacular Disney's Newsies The Musical which runs November 24 through December 10 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hal Linden, Donna McKechnie and More Celebrate THE PAJAMA GAME Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presented the American Artist Award to Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Hal Linden, who is currently performing in Arthur Miller's The Price in Arena Stage's Kogod Cradle. The award was presented last night, November 8, 2017, as part of the opening night celebration for the musical comedy The Pajama Game, directed by Alan Paul. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 9, 2017

Some musicals from the golden age of Broadway are done to death. Let's face it, how many productions of Guys and Dolls and Fiddler on the Roof can you take? Anytime a theater chooses to produce a show that isn't seen as often as the aforementioned ones I get very excited. When they are presented well, my musical theater geekiness goes into overdrive. Arena Stage has put my geekiness into overdrive with its current production of the 1954 tuner The Pajama Game. With the exception of a production at Roundabout Theatre Company a few years back, this show really isn't performed very often professionally anymore. (more...)

A BROADWAY HOLIDAY to Light Up MPAC Stage This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Veteran Broadway performers and members of MPAC's Performing Arts School will present a joyful afternoon of holiday music on Sunday, December 3 at 3 pm. (more...)

Carla Bianco And Lenora Nemetz Headline MTAP's Incubator Reading Of KALEIDOSCOPE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh announces the Incubator reading of Kaleidoscope featuring Carla Bianco and Lenora Nemetz on Monday, December 11, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the City Theatre Rehearsal Space inside the Charles Morris Building, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203. The show is free and open to the public; MTAP encourages online reservations at: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/13772. (more...)

Hal Linden Honored with Arena Stage's 2017 American Artist Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Artist Award to Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Hal Linden who is currently performing in Arthur Miller's The Price in Arena Stage's Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Breaking: Another Op'nin'! Kelli O'Hara Will Lead Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Revival in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Broadway is going to get hot in 2019. Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) just announced a new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate starring Kelli O'Hara in the hilarious duo leading roles of Kate and Lilli Vanessi. (more...)

Breaking: Danny Burstein & Victoria Clark Step Up to the Plate for Roundabout's DAMN YANKEES Benefit Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced that Danny Burstein Van Buren and Victoria Clark Meg Boyd have joined the Benefit Concert Reading of Damn Yankees, the Tony award-winning musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The evening will bring these beloved stars of stage and screen back to the Broadway stage for one night only! Tony and Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is also set to star as Applegate and Golden Globe winner Maggie Gyllenhaal will star as Lola. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage Hosts Military Thanksgiving 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Every year hundreds of D.C.-area military families must spend the Thanksgiving holiday away from loved ones. In gratitude for their service, Arena Stage invited wounded warriors, service men and women and their families to a complimentary dinner and performance of the musical comedy The Pajama Game at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW) on Friday, November 24. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Michael Dansicker and Joel B. New Win MAC's 2017 Dottie Burman & John Wallowitch Songwriting Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has announced the 2017 winners of the Dottie Burman and John Wallowitch songwriting awards. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Kelli O'Hara
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Nov 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Return with 2017 Winter Festival of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns with their annual Winter Festival of Shows running December 9 through December 17. (more...)

Paolo Montalban and Kendra Kassebaum to Lead Revamped MAMMA MIA! at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

This February The 5th Avenue Theatre will stage a new production of Mamma Mia!, the hit musical that features the songs of the beloved pop group ABBA. The 5th is the first theater company in the Pacific Northwest to be granted the rights to create a brand new original version of the famed production that has wowed audiences for nearly 20 years. (more...)

Photo Flash: A WONDERFUL LIFE Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Actors David Sajewich, in the role of George Bailey, and Allison Sill in the role of his wife Mary, lead the cast of Theatre at the Center's A Wonderful Life: The Musical with James Harms as Mr. Potter, David Perkovich as Clarence, Jim Heatherly as Uncle Billy and Jason Richards as Mr. Martini. Previews began November 16 with an Opening Night on November 19 and a run through December 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Everyone's favorite characters from Cleveland Street are back for their 10th production with Cleveland Play House (CPH) during the 2017 holiday season. (more...)

Breaking: Matthew Morrison, Adrienne Warren & More Join DAMN YANKEES Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced that Matthew Morrison Joe Hardy, Annie Golden Doris, Julie Halston Sister and Adrienne Warren Gloria Thorpe have joined the Benefit Concert Reading of Damn Yankees, the Tony award-winning musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The evening will bring these beloved stars of stage and screen back to the Broadway stage for one night only with Whoopi Goldberg as Applegate, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lola, Danny Burstein as Van Buren and Victoria Clark as Meg Boyd. (more...)

VIDEO: 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! (more...)

Cast Announced for An Evening of Classic Broadway at Rockwell Table and Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

A post-Thanksgiving performance of An Evening of Classic Broadway will take place on Tuesday, November 28th at 8PM (doors open at 6:30) at LA's live music venue Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz. BroadwayWorld.com calls the show, '... guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment... Broadway standards both classic and contemporary, with a bevy of great singers on board.' Music Director and Master of Ceremonies Brad Ellis (Glee, Forbidden Broadway) and (producer, Cabaret artist) Dianne Fraser welcome a new cast with each edition of the popular concert series presented by Fraser Entertainment Group. (more...)

PETER PAN's 'Gotta Crow' at Music Theater Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PAN at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director And Choreographer, Amy Marie McCleary of WHITE CHRISTMAS at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater
by Rich Mehrenberg - Nov 13, 2017

AMY MARIE MCCLEARY (Director/Choreographer) is currently a resident director/choreographer for Prather Entertainment Group where she has performed, directed and choreographed for the past twelve years. Most recently, she choreographed the new national tour of The Wizard of Oz with Apex Touring. At the Dutch Apple she has directed and choreographed Cats, Hairspray, 9 to 5 and I Love A Piano. (more...)

Carla Bianco and Lenora Nemetz to Headline Reading Of MTAP's KALEIDOSCOPE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

MTAP Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh has announced the Incubator reading of Kaleidoscope featuring Carla Bianco and Lenora Nemetz on Monday, December 11, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the City Theatre Rehearsal Space inside the Charles Morris Building, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 1, 2017

Today's subjects Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan are currently living their theatre lives at Arena Stage performing in one of the golden age of Broadway's more underrated musicals, The Pajama Game. They are playing the roles of Babe Williams and Sid Sorokin, respectively. The production runs through December 24th. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 9, 2017
by - Dec 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/9/2017
by - Dec 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/9/2017. (more...)

Former New York Yankee Reggie Jackson Joins DAMN YANKEES Benefit Concert; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced that former New York Yankee right fielder & Mr. October Reggie Jackson has joined the Damn Yankees Benefit Concert Reading. The MLB superstar will play the role of Mr. Welch. (more...)

WICKED Day-of-Show Drawing to Return to Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that a WICKED day-of-show drawing for a limited number of seats will take place inside Block 37. (more...)


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Terrence Mann and Will Swenson to Headline JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The New Group has announced today that Terrence Mann and Will Swenson will star in the company's Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, as 'Jerry Springer' and 'Warm-Up / Satan,' respectively. (more...)

PETER PAN to Fly to Music Theater Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PANat Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018. (more...)

Marc Kudisch, Bebe Neuwirth, Nancy Opel, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams and More Tapped for HEY, LOOK ME OVER! at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced additional details and casting for Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), the Encores! original production which opens the 25th season of the beloved, Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. (more...)

VIDEO: Happy Holidays from the Stars of Arena Stage's PAJAMA GAME, 'NINA SIMONE' and THE PRICE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Click below to watch the stars of Arena Stage's 'The Pajama Game,' 'Nina Simone: Four Women' and Hal Linden from 'The Price' wish you Happy Holidays! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2017
by - Dec 10, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Natascia Diaz, Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan to Headline HOLIDAYS, HEARTS, AND HOME Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Producer/director Victor Wisehart has announced that two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner and star of Every Little Step Natascia Diaz along with stars of Arena Stage's The Pajama Game Britney Coleman (Babe) and Tim Rogan (Sid) will headline 'Holidays, Hearts, And Home,' a one-night-only benefit concert to raise money to provide relief efforts to Puerto Rico. (more...)

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