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The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game

by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, George Abbott and Richard Bissell

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The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game




The Tony-Award winning best musical original directed by Bob Fosse that started the career of Shirley MacLaine.


Story:

Workers at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are demanding a raise of seven and a half cents an hour but the union's demands are falling on deaf ears. Meanwhile, a romance is budding between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Richard Adler

Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Jerry Ross

Librettist

Librettist
George Abbott

Librettist

Librettist
Richard Bissell



  • Premiere
  • 1973
  • 2006
  • 1957 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre, Shubert Theatre
Opening Night
May 13, 1954
Total Performances
1,063
Original Cast
John Raitt, Janis Paige, Eddie Foy Jr., Carol Haney, Reta Shaw, Ralph Dunn, Stanley Prager, Peter Gennaro, Shirley MacLaine
Director
George Abbott and Jerome Robbins
Choreographer
Bob Fosse
Producer
Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince
Musical Director
Hal Hastings
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
Lemuel Ayers
Costume Design
Lemuel Ayers

1973 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 9, 1973
Total Performances
65
Original Cast
Cab Calloway, Chris Calloway, Mary Jo Catlett, Margret Coleman, Gerrit de Beer, Tiger Haynes, Marc Jordan, Hal Linden, Barbara McNair, Sharron Miller, Hal Norman, Wyetta Turner, Ida Waterman, Baron Wilson
Director
George Abbott
Choreographer
Zoya Leporska
Producer
Richard Adler and Bert Wood
Musical Director
Joyce Brown
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
David Guthrie
Costume Design
David Guthrie
Lighting Design
John Gleason

2006 Broadway Revival

Theatre
American Airlines Theatre
Opening Night
Feb 23, 2006
Total Performances
129
Original Cast
Harry Connick, Jr., Michael McKean, Kelli O'Hara, Peter Benson, Bridget Berger, Stephen Berger, Kate Chapman, Paula Leggett, Joyce Chittick, Jennifer Cody, David Eggers, Michael Halling, Megan Lawrence, Bianca Marroquin, Michael McCormick, Vince Pesce, Richard Poe, Devin Richards, Roz Ryan, Jeffrey Howard Schecter, Debra Walton
Director
Kathleen Marshall
Choreographer
Kathleen Marshall
Producer
Roundabout Theatre Company
Musical Director
Rob Berman
Orchestrations
Dick Lieb and Danny Troob
Scenic Design
Derek McLane
Costume Design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design
Brian Ronan

1957 Film Version

Movie Name
The Pajama Game
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Screenplay
George Abbott, Richard Bissell
Starring
Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2006 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1996 London Studio Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Other

Merchandise




1955 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Carol Haney
Best Choreography

2006 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Actor in a Musical - Harry Connick, Jr.
Best Actress in a Musical - Kelli O'Hara
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Megan Lawrence
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical

2006 Theatre World Award Nominations

Harry Connick, Jr.

2006 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Harry Connick, Jr.
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Kelli O'Hara
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Sound Design

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