The Pajama Game | Shaftesbury Theatre | Time Out London

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John Raitt and Janis Paige (1954)
Photo Credit: Fred Plaut

Time Out says

Posted: Wed May 14 2014

Fat cat managers cooking the books, robotic middlemen preaching to workers about the creed of efficiency – though this glorious, exuberant musical is set in President Eisenhower’s America it strikes plenty of sparks in the twenty-first-century.

Adler and Ross’s ‘The Pajama Game’ may sound like the perfect embodiment of ’50s sensibilities, but while it was an ideal film vehicle for Doris Day, the whipcrack wit and pace of Richard Eyre’s production scotches any idea this is a museum piece.

via The Pajama Game | Shaftesbury Theatre | Time Out London.

The Pajama Game, 1957, directed by George Abbot and Stanley Donen

9 Comments

  1. May 31, 2014
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    A musical that is often overlooked. One of my favoties. At work I can often be herd to hum….”7 1/2 cents”

  2. May 31, 2014
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    What fun! I don’t think I’ve ever seen it

    • May 31, 2014
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      John Raitt was in both the Broadway and Movie versions—man had pipes! And the story is still resonant, check it out!

  3. May 31, 2014
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    I really should check it out as I bought a copy recently for one British pound and it is unopened and unwatched.

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