The Pajama Game BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    February 23, 2006
    Closing:
    June 17, 2006

    Theater: American Airlines / 227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    The Pajama Game features a book by the legendary George Abbott & Richard Bissell based on Mr. Bissell's novel, 7 ½ Cents, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross. The book has been adapted for this production by Peter Ackerman. The musical features the classic songs "Hey There," "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway." It is set in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory during a strenuous labor negotiation. At the musical's center is the simmering attraction between a handsome new manager and a lovely union representative. But their budding romance is threatened by the impending strike.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Pajama Game

    Dresses Are Fine, but Pajamas Are Divine

    Ben Brantley

    February 24, 2006: Tell me!" Seen in cold print, these may not look like two of the sexiest words in the English language. But as spoken, shouted and sung by Harry Connick Jr. and Kelli O'Hara in Kathleen Marshall's delicious reinvention of "The Pajama Game," the 1954 musical that gave new meaning to labor-management relations, that simple little phrase transforms the private pleasures of pillow talk into a heady public celebration. And a little novelty number called "There Once Was a Man" becomes a rockabilly pelvis pumper that turns the thermostat way up on a show that has already been generating plenty of steam heat.

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