The Pajama Game to Return in Fall for Commercial Run

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The Pajama Game, the hit revival at the American Airlines Theatre starring Harry Connick Jr. and Kelli O'Hara, will return to Broadway for a second engagement in the fall.

Kelli O'Hara and Harry Connick, Jr. in The Pajama Game.
Kelli O'Hara and Harry Connick, Jr. in The Pajama Game. Photo by Joan Marcus

A press statement says that Jeffrey Richards, James Fuld, Jr. and Scott Landis will present the Roundabout Theatre Company production this fall at a theatre to be announced. The commercial production, according to the release, will feature a new cast. (Connick, O'Hara and Michael McKean will not be returning for the second run, although it is possible other members of the current cast may.) No other details have been announced for the show's second run.

As previously announced, the show, which was originally scheduled to close on June 11, will now perform on June 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, all shows at 7 PM. All five evenings will benefit 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) is making his Broadway acting debut as Sid Sorokin and O'Hara (Tony nominee for The Light in the Piazza) is Babe Williams. They play the lovesick management and labor chiefs, respectively, at the musical's Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

This is 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.

The Roundabout production has orchestrations by Dick Lieb and Danny Troob. David Chase is the musical supervisor and vocal and dance arranger. Hair and wig design is by Paul Huntley. The creative team includes Derek McLane (set design), Martin Pakledinaz (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Brian Ronan (sound design).

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