Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and James Earl Jones Tapped for Damn Yankees Concert | Playbill

Broadway News Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and James Earl Jones Tapped for Damn Yankees Concert Roundabout’s benefit event will bring the three stars together for one night only.
Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and James Earl Jones

Roundabout Theatre Company is set to present a benefit concert reading of Damn Yankees with an all-star cast this winter. Tony and Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg will play Applegate, Golden Globe winner Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Lola, and Tony and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones will play Mr. Welch.

The benefit concert reading will take place December 11 at 7:30 PM at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The one-night-only staging will be directed by Roundabout associate artist Kathleen Marshall, with additional cast and creative team to be announced at a later date.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit Roundabout’s programming, education, and outreach initiatives.

In Damn Yankees, George Abbott, Douglass Wallop, Richard Adler, and Jerry Ross’ Tony-winning musical, a man sells his soul to the devil to become a baseball player and help his beloved Washington Senators beat the Yankees in the World Series.

The show debuted on Broadway in 1955, and was last seen on Broadway in 1993 (though you can catch a glimpse of the musical in Harold Prince’s musical revue Prince of Broadway, now playing the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre).

The benefit presentation of Damn Yankees is presented by special arrangement with Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Scott Landis.

For tickets, click here. Tax-deductible benefit tickets are available by calling Roundabout's Development Office at (212) 719-9393, ext. 369.


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