Tomorrow, I'm giving a talk at Bookworks on Rio Grande.
No, I haven't written a book. Nor am I signing copies of anything. I'm talking about the Broadway musical Damn Yankees.
The show comes to Popejoy Hall next Friday. I happen to know something about the show, beyond my position as marketing director for Popejoy Hall. I directed Musical Theatre Southwest's production last summer. I also interviewed the director of the touring production last spring.
Damn Yankees is one of the more interesting shows in the Broadway pantheon. It was the first Broadway musical about baseball to ever succeed. Its composing team, Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, were supposed to be the next Rodgers & Hammerstein, so the critics said. But they never wrote another show after Damn Yankees.
Read the full blog post by Terry Davis on the Duke City Fix.