Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell.
Adler and Ross amazed audiences and critics with two Tony winning musicals back to back. Then Jerry Ross had the misfortune to die at the age of 29 of bronchiectasis. While we'll never know what they could have written their two hits, Damn Yankees and The Pajama Game were captured in faithful films and successful in revivals.