Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
Based on the novel Seven And A Half Cents by Richard Bissell
St James Theatre, Broadway - May 13, 1954 (1061 perfs)
Harry Connick, Jr.,
and Kelli O'Hara are the stars of the new Kathleen Marshall revival of
Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' The Pajama Game, which began previews
at the American Airlines Theatre in New York on January 19, 2006.
Opening night was February 23, 2006.
"Whenever Harry Connick Jr. is onstage, the
revival of the 1954 musical 'The Pajama Game' absolutely sizzles.
* * *
"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."--New York Daily News
is almost impeccable. Harry Connick Jr., as Sid, sports a hangdog
expression and contemplates the floor too often, but he is handsome, sings
splendidly and even throws in some uncalled-for but expert piano playing.
Kelli O'Hara is a terrific Babe, as good as the wonderful Janis Paige of
the original production, and much better than Doris Day in the movie
"[T]here is nothing not to like about this charmed
revival."--Jacques Le Sourd,
"Kathleen Marshall's botched revival, which
the Roundabout Theatre Company opened last night, manages to be both busy
and bland."--Linda Winer,
"Who knew there was so much sex appeal in a piece of musical theater that
passed the half-century mark two years ago?
"Well, check out the sizzle provided by the Roundabout Theatre
Company's robust, thoroughly beguiling revival of 'The Pajama Game,' which
opened Thursday on Broadway.
"Much of that oomph - although not all - is provided by the interaction
between the musical's leading man and leading lady - Harry Connick Jr. and
Kelli O'Hara. As the show's two protagonists, they generate enough heat to
warm the American Airlines Theatre into the next decade."
AP Drama Critic
"Mr. Connick, best known as a velveteen crooner, and Ms. O'Hara, who
here rockets past the promising ingénue status she attained with 'Light in
the Piazza,' provide the fiery kick in a show that goes down as easily and
intoxicatingly as spiked lemonade at a summer picnic."--Ben Brantley,
New York Times
"After a somewhat lackluster Olympics, it's a treat
to watch a Game in which all the players are winners."--Elysa
"Starring a smoldering Harry Connick Jr. in his stage debut, this
production looks to be a monster-size hit."--Frank Scheck,
The Pajama Game (1954 Original Broadway Cast) [CAST
RECORDING] [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] [EXTRA TRACKS]
John Raitt, Janis Paige
Harry On Broadway Act 1
This special Harry Connick Jr. release features two distinct
albums, packaged in a unique slip case.
One album includes the original cast recording from the
Broadway hit "The Pajama Game."
The second album includes a selection of new recordings from
"Thou Shalt Not" featuring Kelli O’Hara. All of these songs were
written, arranged and orchestrated by Harry Connick, Jr.
Pajama Game [SOUNDTRACK]
Doris Day, John Raitt
Pajama Game soundtrack CD, Doris Day, arkivmusic.com
The Pajama Game (1996 London Studio Cast)
The Pajama Game (movie, 1957)