The Pajama Game
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Labor and management at the Sleeptite Pajama Factory aren’t sleeping much lately: A proposed 7 1⁄2-cent hourly wage increase is why – and a strike may result. But negotiations here involve snappy stars, terrific tunes and dynamic dances as Doris Day, John Raitt and a Broadway-seasoned cast play The Pajama Game. Songs by the Damn Yankees duo of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and choreography by Bob Fosse generate lots of “Steam Heat,” all whipped together delightfully under the direction of two musical masters of stage and screen, George Abbott and Stanley Donen. Besides “Steam Heat” (showcasing the quirky brilliance of dancer Carol Haney), catch “Hey There,” “I’m Not at All in Love,” “Hernando’s Hideaway,” “Once-a-Year Day” and other all-time-great numbers. For peerless entertainment, negotiate no further. Nothing’s quite the same as The Pajama Game!
Starring Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney
Director George Abbott, Stanley Donen