Pajama Game Will Tour in 2007-08; Fall Return on Broadway Unlikely

News   Pajama Game Will Tour in 2007-08; Fall Return on Broadway Unlikely
 
The Pajama Game, the Tony-winning hit revival which recently ended its run at the American Airlines Theatre, will likely not return to Broadway for a second engagement in the fall, as was once expected.

From left: Harry Connick, Jr. and Kelli O'Hara from the Roundabout production of The Pajama Game.
From left: Harry Connick, Jr. and Kelli O'Hara from the Roundabout production of The Pajama Game. Photo by Joan Marcus

Producer Jeffrey Richards said that a paucity of available and suitable Broadway theatres precluded a return.

However, the show is going forward with plans for a national tour, which will begin during the 2007-08 season. Further details will be announced at a later date.

The Pajama Game, which was originally scheduled to close on June 11, performed on June 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17. All five evenings will benefitted The Actors' Fund of America, The New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village and Roundabout Theatre Company's Education Programs & Musical Theatre Fund.

Kathleen Marshall directed the current revival of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' The Pajama Game. Connick (composer of Broadway's Thou Shalt Not) made his Broadway acting debut as Sid Sorokin and O'Hara (Tony nominee for The Light in the Piazza) was Babe Williams. They played the lovesick management and labor chiefs, respectively, at the musical's Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

This was the second Broadway revival of the show. In 1973, a company directed by Abbott included Hal Linden, Barbara McNair and Cab Calloway. It played 65 performances at the Lunt-Fontanne.

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