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Damn Yankees: A Musical by George Abbott

Damn Yankees: A Musical (1956)

by George Abbott

Other authors: Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, Tab Hunter, Douglass Wallop (Original book)

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An entertaining musical play about Joe Boyd, an inveterate 40-ish fan of the Washington Senators, who would just once love to see his beloved baseball team beat the Damn Yankees. He is so obsessed with this thought that he blurts out a wish to sell his soul to achieve it, and immediately a smooth-talking dapper dresser shows up to make his wish come true. He offers to transform Joe into the greatest young baseball phenom that ever played, and use him to help the Senators win the Pennant... for the customary fee, of course. Joe agrees, but the shrewd real estate salesman in him negotiates an escape clause, to be exercised at his choice on the last day of the regular season. This is a well-crafted, intriguing play that makes me want to see it performed (does it exist as a movie?), although the final denouement is a little confusing. ( )
  burnit99 | Apr 14, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
George Abbottprimary authorall editionscalculated
Fosse, Bobsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gwen Verdonsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tab Huntersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wallop, DouglassOriginal booksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adler, Richardsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ray Walstonsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Joe Boyd, an armchair athlete, would give anything to watch his sad-sack Washington Senators murder those invincible New York Yankees and grab the American League pennant--even sell his soul to the devil. The devil interferes in the fortunes of the failing baseball team.… (more)

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