The Pajama Game



  • Music & Lyrics by: Richard Adler & Jerry Ross.
    Book by: George Abbott and Richard Bissell
    Directed by: Kathleen Marshall
    Cast: Harry Connick, Jr (Sid Sorokin), Kelli O�Hara (Babe Williams), Michael McKean (Hines), Peter Benson Prez), Joyce Chittick (Mae, Steam Heat), Megan Lawrence (Gladys), Michael McCormick (Pop, Ganzenlicher), Richard Poe (Hasler), Roz Ryan (Mabel), Bridget Berger, Stephen Berger, Kate Chapman, Paula Leggett Chase, Jennifer Cody, David Eggers, Michael O�Donnell, Vince Pesce, Devin Richards, Jeffrey Schecter, Amber Stone and Debra Walton.
    Synopsis: Set in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory during a strenuous labor negotiation. At the musical�s center is the simmering attraction between a handsome new manager and a lovely union representative. But their budding romance is threatened by the impending strike.

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRANTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Theatergoers expecting an embalmed, stuffed musical, like so many Broadway revivals these days, will be disappointed.�
    CLIVE BARNES of THE NEW YORK POST says "It's a rare musical revival that actually matches � perhaps even surpasses � a much-loved original."
    HOWARD KISSEL of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "The Pajama Game was created at a moment when the theater and pop culture were the same thing. Except for Connick, who shows they still can be, this revival too often seems just a museum piece. "
    ELYSA GARDNER of the USA TODAY says "At last, pure escapist fun has come back to Broadway."
    MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "It's impossible not to have a wonderful time."
    JACQUES LE SOURD of JOURNAL NEWS says "There is nothing not to like about this charmed revival. "
    ROMA TORRE of NY1 says "You walk in expecting an old chestnut. But in the hands of Kathleen Marshall and company it's a sparkling jewel studded with exquisite little gems."
    LINDA WINER of NEwSDAY says "Kathleen Marshall's (director) botched revival, which the Roundabout Theatre Company opened last night, manages to be both busy and bland"
    MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "Check out the sizzle provided by the Roundabout Theatre Company's robust, thoroughly beguiling revival."
    FRANK SCHECK of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "This production looks to be a monster-sized hit."

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