Thursday, 11 September 2014

Damn Yankees to be staged at the Landor Theatre

It has been announced that Damn Yankees is being staged at the Landor Theatre. The production opens on Tuesday 7th October 2014 (previews from 1st October) and runs until Saturday 8th November 2014. 

The show is written by Richard Adler (music), Jerry Ross (lyrics) and George Abbott and Douglass Wallop (book). Press material suggests the show has "enduring heart".

The score features the numbers 'Whatever Lola Wants' and 'You've Gotta Have Heart'. Damn Yankees originally ran on Broadway for 1,019 performances. Robert McWhir directs with musical direction from Michael Webborn and choreography by Robbie O’Reilly.

When a devilish dealmaker offers Joe Boyd the chance to help the Washington Senators, his beloved baseball team, to win the Pennant race against those ‘Damn Yankees’, Joe takes it. But, as the Senators’ stats soar, Joe realises he's losing his wife and looks for a loophole. Enter sizzling-hot temptress Lola - a founding member of the Home Wreckers Hall of Fame.

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