Pal Joey: Musical Info & Synopsis


Pal Joey tells the story of a charming, yet scheming nightclub performer named Joey Evans. As Joey becomes entangled in romantic affairs with two very different women, he must navigate these relationships and the consequences of his choices. Pal Joey delves into the complexities of love, ambition, and the pursuit of happiness in 1930s Chicago.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1940)

Cast Size: 22+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1930s / USA (Illinois)

Creative Team

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Lorenz Hart

Book: John O’Hara

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (1950)➝

Broadway Cast (1952)➝

London Cast (1980)➝

Original New York Cast (1995)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1940s, Based on a Book, Classic, Golden Age

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