Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Pajama Game Only To Be Played On The Road
The recent, critically-acclaimed revival of The Pajama Game that stunned much of the theatre community with its Best Revival of a Musical Tony win last month is going to tour in 2007-08. The tuner that provided Harry Connick, Jr. with his Broadway debut alongside Kelli O'Hara closed mid-June as part of a limited Roundabout Theatre Company run at the American Airlines Theatre.
While the Kathleen Marshall-helmed musical was expected to reopen at another Broadway venue this fall, that scenario is now unlikely due to the dearth of available space. Details of the tour will be divulged at a later date.
The Pajama Game was the one musical of the 2005-06 season that I really wanted to see, but couldn't get tickets for. It was a sell-out smash hit. Now I find myself disappointed yet again that I simply won't be able to see this incarnation on Broadway and will have to see it on tour.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).