Ultimately, the most successful Rodgers and Hart collaboration, Pal Joey, a musical filled with sex, desire, power and money, was ahead of its time.
Joey is young, naïve, ambitious, a lady-killer and chancer who will do anything to get ahead.
Based on John O'Hara’s popular collection of stories about a truly selfish, shameless man, and featuring well-known numbers such as I Could Write a Book, Zip and Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, the first production in 1940 starred an unknown Gene Kelly. The revival, in 1952, was hailed as the most exciting musical of the season, and won three Tony Awards.
"Brimming over with good music and fast in its toes" THE NEW YORK TIMES
Presented by GSA presents
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Book by John O’Hara, Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek
Directed by Sean McNamara
Choreography by Rachael Kerridge
An amateur performance by arrangement with R & H Theatricals Europe