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‘Damn yankees’ exudes music, wit



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Actor J. Allen, playing real estate agent and baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, raises his hands in anger as the Washington Senators lose to the Yankees during the Saturday performance of Damn Yankees at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. Clayton Moore Buy Photos



Directed by George Pinney, with musical direction by Terry LaBolt, “Damn Yankees” is a cross between the classic story “Faust” and America’s favorite pastime.

The musical premiered Wednesday at the Ruth N. Halls Theatre inside the Lee Norvelle Theatre & Drama Center. The play originally premiered on Broadway in 1956 and won seven Tony awards.

— Jaclyn Lansbery

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Matt Birdsong plays a hard-working manager in the play Damn Yankees on Saturday at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. Clayton Moore Buy Photos

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Erica Evans-Johnson plays Gloria Thorpe in the musical Damn Yankees on Saturday at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. Clayton Moore Buy Photos

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The IU Theatre department put on the play Damn Yankees this past weekend at the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. Clayton Moore Buy Photos

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