Pal Joey

Musical - Original

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (December 25, 1940 - August 16, 1941)
Shubert Theatre (September 01, 1941 - October 21, 1941)
St. James Theatre (October 21, 1941 - November 29, 1941)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 25, 1940
  • Closing Date: November 29, 1941
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 374

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Lorenz Hart

Book: John O'Hara


Joey, a second-rate Chicago entertainer, two-times a married society dame and a naïve chorus girl. Based on the novel by John O'Hara and scored by Rodgers & Hart.


Opening Night Cast

Gene Kelly in Pal Joey Gene Kelly Joey Evans
Vivienne Segal Vera Simpson
Jean Casto Melba Snyder
John Clarke Ernest
Jack Durant Ludlow Lowell
Leila Ernst Linda English
Jane Fraser Terry
Averell Harris Max
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Opening Night Production Credits

John O'Hara John O'Hara Book
Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers Music
Lorenz Hart Lorenz Hart Lyrics
George Abbott George Abbott Staging
  Robert Alton Choreographer
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1940 - 1941

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