PHOTO CALL: McKean, O’Hara and Connick, Jr. Kick Off Their Pajama Party at First Rehearsal

News   PHOTO CALL: McKean, O’Hara and Connick, Jr. Kick Off Their Pajama Party at First Rehearsal
 
On Dec. 7 the new Broadway revival of The Pajama Game got underway as stars Michael McKean, Kelli O’Hara and Harry Connick, Jr. led the cast through its first day of rehearsal.

From Top: Kathleen Marshall and Richard Adler; Megan Lawrence (left), Peter Benson and Joyce Chittick.
From Top: Kathleen Marshall and Richard Adler; Megan Lawrence (left), Peter Benson and Joyce Chittick.

Connick, Jr. will make his Broadway acting debut (his musical Thou Shalt Not played in 2001-02 season at the Plymouth) as the good-looking new foreman of a pajama factory who falls hard for the head of the worker’s union on the eve of a strike. The original production, co-directed by George Abbott and Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Bob Fosse, opened in 1954.

At left, revival choreographer-director Kathleen Marshall and composer-lyricist Richard Adler, as well as cast members Megan Lawrence, Peter Benson and Joyce Chittick are seen during the rehearsal. Below, Connick, Jr., O'Hara and McKean take a break to meet the press at the first day of rehearsal for The Pajama Game at the 42nd St. Studios in New York City.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben

From Left: Harry Connick, Jr., Kelli O
From Left: Harry Connick, Jr., Kelli O
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