Friday, July 11, 2008

ATW News Digest - Damn Yankees opens at City Center - read the reviews

New York Times

Faust on Third, Lost Soul at Bat
The City Center Encores! revival of “Damn Yankees” is pleasant but a little pizazz-deficient.

New York Daily News

'Damn Yankees' is no Lola-palooza
With baseball season in full swing and a sexy sports scandal making headlines, "Damn Yankees" just opened at City Center with championship timing. The actual revival, however, isn't quite so ideal, writes Joe Dziemianowicz.


A 'Damn' Good Time
Like last year's "Gypsy," the Encores revival of the 1955 musical comedy classic "Damn Yankees" is not so much a staged concert but a full-scale Broadway mounting.


Review: 'Damn Yankees' at City Center Encores!
Last year, for its first three-week summer season, the City Center Encores! series gave us Patti LuPone and "Gypsy" - a production that, to my mind, was even better there than when it broadened in its transfer to Broadway.

New York Post

Cast is game in 'Damn' revival
Beleagured Bronx Bombers fans won't find much comfort at City Center, where the team isn't having any better luck in "Damn...


"Damn Yankees"
"Damn Yankees" is dutifully revived at City Center's Summer Stars series and while the 53-year-old classic features an all-star team, it just misses the mark


Talented team needs better chemistry
'Damn Yankees' review

Bergen Record

Review: Damn Yankees

Associated Press

A revival of 'Damn Yankees' hits a solid double


Review: Damn Yankees
...despite a plot that doesn't withstand scrutiny, the entertaining baseball-themed take on the Faust legend has a string of memorable songs, some exuberant dancing and a fair share of wit, all of which are on display in this lovingly staged revival.

Back Stage

Damn Yankees reviewed by David Sheward
When I was a kid, my parents used to take me to the Valley Forge Music Fair in Devon, Pa., where, every summer, stars from TV would headline in hit musicals of the past.


Review: Damn Yankees
A stellar cast elevates the Encores Summer Stars! production of the feel-good 1955 musical.

Talkin' Broadway

Review: Damn Yankees
That description of one ageless man's machinations in the fields of arson, mayhem, and other general-purpose do-baddery is just as apt when applied to the musical in which it's so slaveringly sung. Damn Yankees has never been much more than a decent show propelled to classic status by those involved in its inaugural production - today, there's no shortage of creaks to accompany its demonstration of workmanlike Golden Age know-how. . . .


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New York Times

Audio Slide Show: Playing the Game
Cheyenne Jackson talks about playing Joe Hardy in the revival of “Damn Yankees.”


Photos: 'Damn Yankees'

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