Damn Yankees

Musical

Writers: Douglass Wallop George Abbott Jerry Ross Richard Adler

Overview

Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Tony Award®
Best Musical 1956
First Produced
1955
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Period, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1950s
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, High School, Large Cast, Mostly Male Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult, late teen characters

Synopsis

Would you do ANYTHING to help your favorite baseball team win the pennant? In the Faustian baseball musical, Damn Yankees, Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil to be the home run hitter that will guide his favorite team, the Washington Senators, to a win against those “damn Yankees.” Featuring the classical musical theatre selections, “Heart” and “Whatever Lola Wants”, follow Joe in his quest to save his team…and his soul.

Lead Characters

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