Damn Yankees


Damn Yankees


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

Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated G
Original Broadway Version (1955)

Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway classic DAMN YANKEES.

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.

Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, DAMN YANKEES is a home-run hit featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor. The perfect choice for a high school's spring musical or community theatre production, DAMN YANKEES is sure to please. 



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Written in only fourteen months, Annie‘s journey to Broadway took four and a half years, and went on to play 2,377 performances on Broadway in its original run, picking up seven Tony® Awards in the process.

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