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Pal Joey

Pal Joey

by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and John O'Hara

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Pal Joey

Pal Joey




The Rodgers and Hart musical that introduced the world to "I Could Write a Book" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered."


Story:

Nightclub singer Joey Evans ditches his girlfriend Linda for a socialite named Vera Simpson. However, when blackmail enters the picture, Vera opts out and Joey runs to New York.


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Composer

Composer
Richard Rodgers

Lyricist

Lyricist
Lorenz Hart

Librettist

Librettist
John O'Hara



  • Premiere
  • 1952
  • 1963
  • 1976
  • 2008
  • 1957 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Shubert Theatre, St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 25, 1940
Total Performances
374
Original Cast
Vivienne Segal, Gene Kelly, June Havoc, Jack Durant, Leila Ernst, Jean Casto, Van Johnson, Stanley Donen, Tilda Getze
Director
George Abbot
Choreographer
Robert Alton
Producer
George Abbott
Orchestrations
Hans Spialek
Scenic Design
Jo Mielziner
Costume Design
John Koenig
Lighting Design
Jo Mielziner

1952 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadhurst Theatre
Opening Night
Jan 3, 1952
Total Performances
540
Original Cast
Harold Lang, Vivienne Segal, Helen Gallagher, Lionel Stander, Robert Fortier, Clarke Gordon, T. J. Halligan, Barbara Nichols, Pat Northrop, Elaine Stritch, Jack Waldron
Director
David Alexander
Choreographer
Robert Alton
Producer
Jule Styne and Leonard Key
Musical Director
Max Meth
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
Oliver Smith
Costume Design
Miles White
Lighting Design
Peggy Clark

1963 Broadway Revival

Theatre
City Center
Opening Night
May 29, 1963
Total Performances
15
Original Cast
Art Barnett, Charles Basile, Emory Bass, George Church, Elaine Dunn, Jack Durant, Bob Fosse, Rita Gardner, Viveca Lindfors, Betty Hyatt Linton, Kay Medford, John D. Seymour, Pat Turner, Lester Wilson
Director
Gus Schirmer
Choreographer
George Martin and Ethel Martin
Producer
New York City Center Light Opera Company
Musical Director
Pembroke Davenport
Scenic Design
Howard Bay
Costume Design
Frank Thompson
Lighting Design
Peggy Clark

1976 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Circle in the Square Theatre
Opening Night
Jun 27, 1976
Total Performances
73
Original Cast
Dixie Carter, Christopher Chadman, Joan Copeland, Janie Sell, Joe Sirola, Austin Colyer, Boni Enten, Ralph Farnworth, Harold Gary
Director
Theodore Mann
Choreographer
Margo Sappington
Producer
Circle in the Square
Musical Director
Scott Oakley
Orchestrations
Michael Gibson
Scenic Design
John J. Moore
Costume Design
Arthur Boccia
Lighting Design
Ron Wallace

2008 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Studio 54
Opening Night
Dec 18, 2008
Total Performances
85
Original Cast
Stockard Channing, Martha Plimpton, Robert Clohessy, Jenny Fellner, Daniel Marcus, Matthew Risch, Steven Skybell
Director
Joe Mantello
Choreographer
Graciela Daniele
Producer
Roundabout Theatre Company
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
Don Sebesky
Scenic Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Paul Gallo

1957 Film Version

Movie Name
George Sidney
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
George Sidney
Screenplay
Dorothy Kingsley
Starring
Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1950 Studio Cast Album

CD
1952 Revival Broadway Cast Album

CD
1980 London Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Other

Merchandise




1952 Tony Award Nominations

Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Helen Gallagher
Best Choreography
Best Conductor and Musical Director

1964 Award Nominations

Best Actor in a Musical - Bob Fosse

1977 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Joan Copeland

2009 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Stockard Channing
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Martha Plimpton
Best Scenic Design of a Musical

2009 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Stockard Channing
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Martha Plimpton

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