Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, makes a deal with the Devil, a.k.a. Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the those damn New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he's left behind. Will Joe ultimately outsmart Applegate, return to his former self, save his soul and shepherd a win for the Senators to the World Series? Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, DAMN YANKEES is a homerun hit, a wicked romantic comedy featuring all-American subject and an irreverent sense of humor.
Based on the novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, DAMN YANKEES the Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park! The winning score by Adler and Ross and a devilish book by George Abbott have made this sporty musical comedy a true American classic. The final score: a delightful, crowd-pleasing, romantic musical featuring favorite tunes “Heart” and “Whatever Lola Wants”.