The Pajama Game

Musical - Original

St. James Theatre (May 13, 1954 - November 10, 1956)
Shubert Theatre (November 12, 1956 - November 24, 1956)
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  • Opening Date: May 13, 1954
  • Closing Date: November 24, 1956
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 1063

Book: George Abbott, Richard Bissell

Lyrics: Jerry Ross, Richard Adler

Music: Jerry Ross, Richard Adler


A labor furor over a 7½-cent pay raise at a pajama plant complicates the course of true love for Sid Sorokin, the new factory superintendent, and Babe Williams, the feisty firebrand heading the Union Grievance Committee.


Opening Night Cast

Eddie Foy, Jr. Hines
Janis Paige Babe Williams
John Raitt Sid Sorokin
Marion Colby Brenda
Ralph Dunn Hasler
Peter Gennaro in The Pajama Game Peter Gennaro Worker
Carol Haney Gladys
Buzz Miller 2nd Helper
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Abbott George Abbott Book
  Richard Bissell Book
Richard Adler Richard Adler Music
  Jerry Ross Music
Richard Adler Richard Adler Lyrics
  Jerry Ross Lyrics
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1954 Theatre World Award Carol Haney Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1955 Author of a Musical George Abbott
Richard Bissell
1955 Choreography Bob Fosse Winner
1955 Featured Actress in a Musical Carol Haney Winner
1955 Musical Richard Adler
Jerry Ross
George Abbott
Richard Bissell
Frederick Brisson
Robert E. Griffith
Harold Prince
1955 Producer of a Musical Frederick Brisson
Robert E. Griffith
Harold Prince
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