Happy Hour #49: Take Me Out to the Podcast - ‘Damn Yankees’
Got your peanuts? Got your crackerjack? Got your camp demonic storyline? Then you’re all set for the latest podcast on Richard Adler and Jerry Ross’s ‘Damn Yankees.’ This time around the guys try and wrap their heads around sports, discuss whether this show needs a 21st century update and Jimi starts his multipart series on Bob Fosse. Let’s play ball!
The recent Encores! production stayed extremely faithful to the original Broadway production, coded gay characters and all. Here’s Sean Hayes giving his hilarious performance as Mr Applegate.
Do you think Damn Yankees needs a 21st century update? Head over to Reddit and tell us all about it!
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If you’re a Fosse nut like Jimi, come and join the celebration! Here’s a kickass mashup of Michael Jackson (who was great inspired by Fosse) and Bobby!
Into the literary side of musical theatre history? Look no further than Sam Wasson’s amazing biography of Bob Fosse here.
All of the props got to the glorious Vicki Lewis for her spectacular turn as Gloria in the 1994 Tony Awards performance!
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A HIGH SPEED QUIZ QUESTION
The Tony Award winning leading actress in this show auditioned with a ballad – ‘What Did I Have That I Don’t Have’ from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. When asked if she had an uptempo song, the actress responded, “No…but I can sing this one five-times faster.” So she did, and got the part. What show?