The Pajama Game


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.

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"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

"The casting 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 version."--John Simon,

"[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 Gardner, USA TODAY

"Starring a smoldering Harry Connick Jr. in his stage debut, this production looks to be a monster-size hit."--Frank Scheck,







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,

The Pajama Game (1996 London Studio Cast)



The Pajama Game (movie, 1957)


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The movie