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Damn Yankees (Vocal Selections) - Full Length Musical

Damn Yankees (Vocal Selections)

Full Length Musical

ISBN: 9781576238233

Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Based on the novel The Year The Yankees Lost The Pennant by Douglass Wallop

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"A truly tremendous musical" -John McClain, Journal-American

"Here's a pennant winner if we ever saw one." -Robert Coleman, Daily Mirror

"What fun it is, in this fantasy about the national pastime, to watch the Devil scheme, a temptress vamp, an old man turn young and scrappy athletes reverse their fortunes." -The New York Times
The original production of DAMN YANKEES opened on Broadway May 5, 1955 and closed October 12, 1957, playing for a total of 1,019 performances. Directed by George Abbott, the musical featured Gwen Verdon who went on to legendary mainstream status with a string of well-received shows. It was choreographed by superstar Bob Fosse--his first of many successful shows. DAMN YANKEES received its Broadway revival opening on March 3, 1994 at the Marquis Theatre and was considered a success. The 1994 DAMN YANKEES revival eventually transferred to the West End, opening at the Adelphi Theatre on June 4, 1997. DAMN YANKEES was produced by the City Center Encores! series from July 5 to July 27, 2008. It starred Jane Krakowski, Sean Hayes, and Randy Graff. Directed by John Rando with original Fosse choreography reproduced by Mary MacLeod, some considered it the first authentic revival of the original production.
DORIS A friend of Meg's. She is slightly quieter and more conservative than her sister, but still outspoken. An avid baseball fan very involved in the community. Female, 35-45 yrs old Range: D4 - G5


GLORIA THORPE A probing reporter whose bottom-line is a good story for her paper. Fearless and biting. Female, 25-35 yrs old Range: B3 - G5

JOE BOYD A middle-aged, overweight married man who is in love with baseball, especially the Senators. Male, 40-50 yrs old Range: A3 - G5

JOE HARDY The 22-year-old, home run hitting alter ego of Joe Boyd. A good guy who loves that he is living out his dream, but deeply misses the life and love he left behind. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: A3 - G5

LOLA The Devil's seductress assistant. Sexy and confident. Falls in love with Joe when her usual tricks don’t work on him. Though she’s done many bad things, she is a good person deep down inside. Female, 25-35 yrs old Range: F3 - G5

MEG BOYD Joe's long-suffering, but loyal wife. She is lonely and misses her husband. Decides a little white lie is worth telling to save a good person. Female, 35-45 yrs old Range: G3 - G5

MR. APPLEGATE The Devil in disguise as a slick salesman. A controlling, greedy smooth talker. Male, 40-50 yrs old Range: A3 - G5

MR. WELCH The owner of the Senators. Believes in Joe and believes in his team. A peacekeeper between the press and the team. Protective of Joe and the boys. Male, 50-60 yrs old Range: D4 - G5

ROCKY A baseball player for the Washington Senators. Cocky, but a little bit dopey, too. He’s a guy’s guy. Male, 25-35 yrs old Range: D4 - B5

SISTER A friend of Meg's and Doris’s sister. Outspoken and brash, but caring. Very involved in community activities. Female, 35-45 yrs old Range: D4 - G5

SMOKEY A catcher for the Washington Senators. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Tries to be a tough guy like Rocky, but truly is not. Male, 25-35 yrs old Range: C3 - G5

SOHOVIK A baseball player for the Washington Senators. The smartest and most level-headed of the players. Enjoys his side job of selling insurance. The unofficial leader of the team. Male, 25-35 yrs old Range: D4 - G5

VAN BUREN The luckless team manager. A sort of father-figure for the team, who proudly defends them. A bit of a loose cannon. Male, 50-60 yrs old Range: D4 - A5
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