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Freud Playhouse at UCLA
245 Charles E Young Drive East Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-2101
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 100 members
Review from Pianoman
37 events 17 reviews

Very well done. New, somewhat 'modern' interpretation of an old classic. Enjoyable evening of entertainment.

reviewed Nov 06 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from rickidee
Red Velvet 87 events 36 reviews

I wish they hadn't "updated" the play and the music. The woman who sang the reporter's role ruined "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal Mo" and there was no reason to include a black church service version of "You Gotta Have Heart." Much of the added...continued

reviewed Nov 21 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Larry S.
134 events 29 reviews

Not up to Reprise's usual standards. Most of the attempts to modernize and/or change the play fell flat. This is a classic and they should have left a wonderful period piece alone. That being said, the second act was better than the first. ...continued

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Description

A middle-aged man finds himself endlessly frustrated that his beloved L.A. Dodgers are constantly thwarted by those…well, damn Yankees. In desperation, he makes a deal with the Devil to sell his soul in exchange for becoming a youthful baseball star, who is quickly adopted by the Dodgers. Though his dreams of success and fame get closer every day, he finds himself yearning more and more for the woman he left behind. The Devil tries to soothe that yearning by conjuring Lola, an irresistible temptress. If she can succeed, the Devil will claim another soul. But in the battle of fantasies versus true love, one can never be sure who or what will emerge victorious.

The authors of this classic musical have given Reprise! permission to update and adapt the story. This is Damn Yankees like you’ve never seen it before.

Directed by Jason Alexander

Choreographed by Lee Martino

Music direction by Gerald Sternbach

Words and music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop

Based on the novel The Year The Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop

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