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Robin Richard: Joey in "Pal Joey." R. Scott Reedy: Pal Joey.
The Rodgers and Hart musical has gone through numerous rewrites and revisions since its 1940 Broadway premiere at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Gene Kelly originated the role of nightclub entertainer Joey, who was played on film by Frank Sinatra in 1957. Songs for the leading man include "I Could Write A Book," "You Mustn't Kick It Around" and "Pal Joey." It was last revived on Broadway in 2008.