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The Pajama Game

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Concert Adaptation
Genre: Musical Comedy

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Score

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Original score

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Added to 1973 revival

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Concert Adaptation
Genre: Musical Comedy

Source

Based on the novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell

Synopsis

The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker demands for a seven-and-a-half cents raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent.

Trivia & History

Frank Loesser was asked to write the show. He turned down the offer but he recommended his friends Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. 

In a 2003 interview, John Raitt said that Loesser wrote ”A New Town Is a Blue Town” and ”There Once Was a Man.” It is not clear that this is true. Susan Loesser did not mention it in her biography of her father, and the lyrics for the songs were not included in The Complete Lyrics of Frank Loesser, published in November 2003, nor was the possibility that Loesser wrote the songs even mentioned.

Other Titles

  • 7-1/2 Cents (source material)

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