Damn Yankees: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Damn Yankees follows the story of Joe Boyd, a passionate baseball fan who would do anything to see his beloved Washington Senators win against the New York Yankees. His wish catches the attention of the devilish Mr. Applegate, who offers Joe a deal – he can become young Joe Hardy, a baseball superstar who will lead the Senators to victory, in exchange for his soul. Joe agrees, leaving his wife Meg behind, and becomes the talented slugger. Damn Yankees explores the allure of fame, love, and the battle between good and evil.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955)

Cast Size: 13+

Genre: Comedy/Fantasy

Setting: 1950s / USA (Washington, D.C.)


Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross

Book: George Abbott, Douglass Wallop


Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1955)➝

Broadway Cast (1994)➝


Links

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1950s, Based on a Book, Classic, ComedicFantasy, Golden Age, PopularSportsTapTony Award Winner


Similar Musicals

If you’re looking to discover new shows, here are some musicals like Damn Yankees.

All American

Flahooley

Li’l Abner


Return to the complete A-Z musicals list »


 

Skip to content