PHOTO CALL: Encores! Damn Yankees with Hayes, Krakowski and Jackson

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08 Jul 2008

The City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of Damn Yankees — starring Jane Krakowski, Sean Hayes, Cheyenne Jackson and Randy Graff — is currently in previews at the famed New York venue.



The Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, George Abbott and Douglass Wallop will officially open at City Center July 10.

Krakowski stars as Lola in the baseball-themed musical opposite Hayes as Mr. Applegate, Jackson as Joe Hardy, Graff as Meg Boyd, Michael Mulheren as Benny Van Buren, Veanne Cox as Sister Miller and Megan Lawrence as Gloria.

John Rando directs with musical direction by Rob Berman. Mary MacLeod re-creates the original Bob Fosse choreography. The cast also features P.J. Benjamin, Robert Creighton, Jimmy Smagula, Kathy Fitzgerald, John Horton and John Selya.

"The ultimate baseball fan sells his soul to the Devil for the chance to help his team, the Washington Senators, win the pennant race against the Yankees," read show notes. "The Devil is aided by the sexy Lola, who seduces Joe, but ultimately helps him outsmart the Devil and return to his beloved wife."

Here's a look at the production:

 


 
Cheyenne Jackson and Jane Krakowski

 
 
P.J. Benjamin and Sean Hayes   Randy Graff and Cheyenne Jackson

 
Jimmy Ray Bennett, Robert Creighton, Jimmy Smagula and Michael Mulheren

 
 
Sean Hayes and Jane Krakowski   Meg Lawrence with Damn Yankees players

 
The cast of Damn Yankees



All photos by Joan Marcus.