Pajama Game Holds Box Office Pajama Party Oct. 3

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Theatregoers in need of nightwear should wake early on Oct. 3. At 10 AM that morning, the American Airlines Theatre's box office will hand out a limited edition Pajama Game nightshirt to the first 100 ticketbuyers for the upcoming revival of that 1954 musical.

In addition, those first 100 tickets will be released at the symbolic prices of $19.54 each.

The show, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and starring Harry Connick, Jr., will begin previews Jan. 19, 2006, and open Feb. 23.

Connick, Jr., who enjoyed his peak fame in the late '80s and early '90s, thanks largely to the success of the soundtrack of "When Harry Met Sally," has never starred in a Broadway musical, though he wrote the score to the short-lived musical Thou Shalt Not. He has also taken occasional film roles. He will play the part of Sid. No one has been announced for the female lead.

Marshall made her Broadway debut at a director-choreographer with Wonderful Town. She was nominated for Tonys in both the Best Director of a Musical and Best Choreographer categories.

Variety reported the revival would feature two new songs, as well as a revised book by Peter Ackerman, drawing on the original George Abbott and Richard Bissell text.

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