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About the Show

A musical based on the novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant" by Douglass Wallop.

Story: Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil, Mr. Applegate, for "one good Long ball hitter" for his team, the Washington Senators. Mr. Applegate grants his wish, turning him into a 22 year old sports superstar who can must go back to his wife before 9 pm on the final game day if he doesn't want Mr. Applegate to get his soul.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Librettist: George Abbott and Douglas Wallop

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: 46th Street Theatre, Adelphi Theatre
Opening Night: May 5, 1955
Total Performances: 1019
Original Cast: Rae Allen, Richard Bishop, Shannon Bolin, Russ Brown, Stephen Douglass, Nathaniel Frey, Robert Shafer, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston
Director: George Abbott
Choreographer: Bob Fosse
Musical Director: Hal Hastings
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Scenic and Costume Design: William and Jean Eckart

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Marquis Theatre
Opening Night: Mar 3, 1994
Total Performances: 718
Original Cast: Victor Garber, Bebe Neuwirth, Jarrod Emick, Dennis Kelly, Dick Latessa, Vicki Lewis, Linda Stephens
Director: Jack O'Brien
Choreographer: Rob Marshall
Orchestrations: Douglas Besterman
Scenic Design: Douglas W. Schmidt
Costume Design: David C. Woolard
Lighting Design: David F. Segal

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