Damn Yankees (the new Boston Red Sox version) is now playing at the Ogunquit Playhouse through August 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below, starring Carson Kressley
The Ogunquit Playhouse has put a new twist on the familiar tale –the baseball action moves from Washington D.C. to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and brings the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox off the field and on to the stage!To fuel the decades- old rivalry between the two veteran teams and to pay homage to Fenway’s 100th Anniversary, Tony Award winning playwright Joe DiPietro has updated the book for the Ogunquit production.
Carson Kressley returns to the Ogunquit Playhouse after a 12-week run in an all new live production of “Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas,” to play Mr. Applegate in this Faustian baseball musical that won seven Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway 56 years ago. Hot off his run in “Dancing with the Stars,” Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, Carson Kressley was last seen at the Ogunquit Playhouse in his critically acclaimed performance as Man in Chair during the 2010 run of The Drowsy Chaperone.
Broadway’s Erin Denman will steam up the stage as Lola. Ms. Denmanlast appeared on The Playhouse stage as Tess in Crazy For You in 2007 with Rue McClanahan. She has performed on Broadway in 42nd Street, in the National Tour and motion picture of The Producers and was most recently seen as Sally Cato in Mame at the Goodspeed Opera House. In the role of Joe Boyd is D.C. Anderson, whobegins a run this fall in the new Broadway musical Rebecca,has worked at regional theatres throughout the U. S. in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Pippin, Martin Guerre and The Phantom of the Opera. Sam Prince will play Joe Hardy. He has performed Off-Broadway in Girl Crazy at City Center Encores! and in regional theatres throughout the U.S., including The Old Globe, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and the Minneapolis Children's Theatre. Jennifer Cody returns to the Ogunquit stage in the role of Gloria.She was last seen at The Playhouse as “Ed”/Natalie in All Shook Up and Joy in Cinderella. Jennifer’s many Broadway and Off-Broadway roles include: Shrek the Musical, Pajama Game, Urinetown the Musical, No No Nanette, Best Little Whorehouse…, Seussical, Grease, Beauty and the Beast and Cats. She is best known for voicing Charlotte La Bouff in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, which she won the Annie Award (Voice over Oscar) forOutstanding Performance in a Motion Picture.
Broadway song and dance man Jeffry Denman returns to the Ogunquit Playhouse as Director and Choreographer, and Musical Direction is under Ken Clifton.
Individual ticket prices start at $39 per show. Purchase tickets and gift certificates online at www.ogunquitplayhouse.org, or through the Box Office at 207-646-5511.
Carson Kressley and Erin Denman
Sam Prince, Carson Kressley and Ray Demmattis