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Pajama Game

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The new songwriting team of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross joined with Bob Fosse, who was making his Broadway debut as a choreographer, and veteran George Abbott, to help create ...

Pajama Game, The

Pajama Game, The   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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2009
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Performing arts, Music
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663 words

...the screen, particularly in the frolicking “Once a Year Day,” and the final number “7 1/2 Cents” The Pajama Game Musical Numbers “The Pajama Game” “Racing With the Clock” “A New Town Is a Blue Town” “I'm Not at All in Love” “I'll Never Be Jealous Again” “Hey There” “Her Is” “Sleep-Tite” “Once a Year Day” “Small Talk” “There Once Was a Man” “Steam Heat” “Think of the Time I Save” “Hernando's Hideaway” “Jealousy Ballet” “7 1/2 Cents” was turned into a pajama fashion show. All the performances were bright and funny and the musical remains unpretentious...

Pajama Game, The

Pajama Game, The (1954)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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199 words

... Game, The ( 1954 ) , a musical comedy by George Abbott , Richard Bissell (book), Richard Adler , Jerry Ross (music, lyrics). [ St. James Theatre , 1,063 perf.] Babe Williams ( Janis Paige ), head of the union grievance committee at the Sleep‐Tite Pajama Factory, refuses to date the factory's new superintendent, Sid Sorokin (John Raitt ), because he sits on the opposite side of the bargaining table. However, when Sid convinces the company president to give the employees a seven‐and‐a‐half‐cent raise, she relents. A subplot centers on the antics of...

Original Broadway Cast - The Pajama Game

Original Broadway Cast - The Pajama Game   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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Music
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102 words

...Broadway Cast - The Pajama Game Broadway newcomers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross wrote the marvellous score for this show, which ran for well over 1, 000 performances in New York. Few could have foreseen that the subject of a strike in a pyjama factory would produce great songs such as ‘Hey, There’, ‘I’m Not At All In Love’, ‘Small Talk’ and ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’. That fine singer John Raitt leads the cast, which also includes Janis Paige, Carol Haney and Eddie Foy Jnr. Every track, whether witty, romantic, or downright hilarious, is appealing on this...

Pajama Game, The (film musical)

Pajama Game, The (film musical)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
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... Game, The (film musical) Hardly any screen version of a hit Broadway musical is considered to be better than the original, but this one in 1957 was an exception. This was possibly because several members of the original stage team made the trip to Hollywood to recreate their original roles. Two of them, George Abbott and Richard Bissell, adapted their libretto (which had been based on Bissell’s novel Seven And A Half Cents ) for the screenplay. Based in and around the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory in Iowa, it concerns the efforts of union leader Babe...

Pajama Game, The (stage musical)

Pajama Game, The (stage musical)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
772 words

... Game, The (stage musical) The new songwriting team of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross joined with Bob Fosse , who was making his Broadway debut as a choreographer, and veteran George Abbott , to help create this immensely enjoyable musical which opened at the St. James Theatre in New York on 13 May 1954. Abbott and Richard Bissell’s book, which was based on Bissell’s novel Seven And A Half Cents , deals with a dispute between workers and management in the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. New factory superintendent Sid Sorokin ( John...

Pajama Game

Pajama Game  

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The new songwriting team of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross joined with Bob Fosse, who was making his Broadway debut as a choreographer, and veteran George Abbott, to help create ...
Pajama Game (Original Broadway Cast)

Pajama Game (Original Broadway Cast)  

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Broadway newcomers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross wrote the marvellous score for this show, which ran for well over 1, 000 performances in New York. Few could have foreseen that ...
Pajama Game, The (film musical)

Pajama Game, The (film musical)  

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Music
Hardly any screen version of a hit Broadway musical is considered to be better than the original, but this one in 1957 was an exception. This was possibly because several ...
Robert E. Griffith

Robert E. Griffith  

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(1907–61), producer.Born in Methuen, Massachusetts, he co‐produced a series of musical hits with Hal Prince: The Pajama Game (1954), Damn Yankees (1955), New Girl in Town (1957), West Side ...
Archie Bleyer

Archie Bleyer  

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B. 12 June 1909, Corona, New York, USA, d. 20 March 1989, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA. A band leader, musical arranger and founder of Cadence Records, Bleyer began playing the piano ...
Brent Barrett

Brent Barrett  

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B. 28 February 1957, Quinter, Kansas, USA. It was Barrett’s tenor voice and attractive stage presence that first invited attention in a 1980 Broadway revival of West Side Story in ...
Frederick Brisson

Frederick Brisson  

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B. Carl Frederick Brisson, 17 March 1913, Copenhagen, Denmark, d. 8 October 1984, New York, USA. Brisson, the son of Carl Brisson, was a stage and film producer. He grew ...
Lita Roza

Lita Roza  

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B. Lilian Patricia Lita Roza, 14 March 1926, Liverpool, England. A popular singer, particularly during the 50s, whose name is forever associated with the renowned Ted Heath Orchestra. At the ...
Elizabeth Seal

Elizabeth Seal  

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B. Elizabeth Anne Seal, 28 August 1933, Genoa, Italy. A dynamic, vivacious dancer, singer, and actress, Elizabeth Seal won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dancing at the age ...
Business and Labor in Musicals

Business and Labor in Musicals  

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These two recurring subjects in Broadway musicals have been treated satirically, as is often the case of business, or fervently, as sometimes in the matter of labor. From the Fordyce ...
Adler and Ross

Adler and Ross  

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Songwriting team.(b. 1921)was born in New York, the son of Clarence Adler, a concert pianist and music teacher. Rejecting his father's interest in classical music, he studied at ...
Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson  

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B. Julia May Wilson, 21 October 1924, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. An actress and singer, Wilson is acknowledged as one of the greatest interpreters of standard popular songs in the world ...
Tiger Haynes

Tiger Haynes  

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(1914–1994).Stage, film, and television performer. The seemingly ageless African American dancer–singer was still playing agile hoofers in his seventies. Haynes was born in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, ...
Kathleen Marshall

Kathleen Marshall  

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(1962– ).Stage and television director and choreographer. A recent but a much-in-demand artist, she has found wide commendation working with diverse musical styles. Marshall was born in Madison, ...
Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine  

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(1934– ).Film and stage performer. A durable leading lady in Hollywood, the redheaded actress–singer–dancer has shone in everything from melodramas to comedies to musicals, still finding juicy roles ...

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