The 1955 musical features a book by original director George Abbott and Douglas Wallop, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The Faustian musical was adapted from Wallop's 1954 novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant." It was last revived on Broadway in 1994. City Center Encores! presented the musical as part of its summer series in 2008 with Cheyenne Jackson as Joe Hardy.