Sometime around Dec. 20, Jerry Lewis will play his 1,000th performance as Applegate, the Devil in the touring revival of the musical Damn Yankees.
Lewis re-opened the revival, which originally starred Victor Garber as Applegate, on Broadway, and has since taken it on a successful tour that is scheduled to run at least through May 1997. Lewis will hit his milestone on or about Dec. 20, during the tour's stop in Washington DC. The company is there through Jan. 20, 1997.
Lewis' current co-stars are John-Michael Slate as Joe Hardy, Valerie Wright as Lola, Joy Franz as Meg Hardy, and Ellen Grosso as Thorpe the newspaper reporter.
The homerun-hitting show's only strike-out came in its recent Buffalo stint, when, according to productions spokesperson Peter Cromarty, someone made off with Lewis' costume jacket worn during the finale -- a baseball uniform with the appropriate number -- 666 -- on the back.
-- By David Lefkowitz