Damn Yankees (Broadway, Richard Rodgers Theatre, 1955) | Playbill

Damn Yankees



Of the many shady trades in baseball history, none have equaled the dark brilliance of the offer in Damn Yankees, the devilishly clever musical comedy about America’s favorite pastime. Based on the novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant,” middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees.

This Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park!

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Tony Award
1956 Stage Technician Winner
1956 Best Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
1956 Best Choreography Winner
1956 Best Actress in a Musical Winner
1956 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Winner
1956 Best Actor in a Musical Nominee
1956 Best Actor in a Musical Winner
1956 Musical Winner
1956 Conductor and Musical Director Winner
1956 Composer and Lyricist Winner

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