Initially, the musical on Broadway in 1955 came out, then was the film, and in 1994 a modified musical on Broadway was released. They are the most notable productions. In 1955, the recording of music from the show was made, but after 10 years, it has been rewritten since mono tracks did not meet the needs of the time, and therefore a stereo version was created. However, it has never been released due to a number of circumstances. A new recording of stereo was produced only in 1989 and was released this time. Recording of CD from the show in 1994 was done in the same year.
The film of 1958 was on the basis of the musical, almost with no difference from its plot. 1994’s version was other, so it has even a separate page on Wikipedia, which explicitly warns the reader that substantial distinctions exist between these versions.
Although it was announced that in the future a motion picture with Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal will be released, these plans yet didn’t come true.
Producers selected for the role of Devil’s seductress a dancer and a few of those to whom they were addressed, consistently rejected their proposals. As a result, one of them, Gwen Verdon, agreed, but with many conditions. It seemed that the circumstances did not want that this musical took place.
It received a great success – almost 1020 regular shows for 1955 – 1957 years. The legendary George Abbott was the director of the show, B. Fosse was responsible for the musical numbers and choreography. R. Adams was the musical arranger, D. Walker – conductor, H. Hastings – musical director. The actors were as follows: J. Stapleton, R. Walston, J. Janvier, G. Verdon, R. Bishop, S. Bolin, D. Horstmann, R. Shafer, C. Davis, E. Howell, R. Allen, S. Douglass, J. Komack, A. Lanti, R. Brown, E. Phillips, A. Linville & N. Frey.
The opening of performance took place in the West End in 1957, but it hadn’t manage to repeat the success on Broadway by hits quantity – only 258 exhibitions.
Release date: 1994
Last Update:February, 24th 2016
Damn Yankees Lyrics
- Act 1
- Six Months Out of Every Year
- Goodbye, Old Girl
- Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo.
- Little Brains, a Little Talent
- Man Doesn't Know
- Whatever Lola Wants
- Act 2
- Who's Got the Pain?
- Near to You
- Those Were the Good Old Days
- Two Lost Souls
- Man Doesn't Know (Reprise)
- Heart (Reprise)