2008 Broadway Revival

Rodgers & HammersteinPal Joey


2008 Broadway Revival

Music by Richard Rodgers | Lyrics by Lorenz Hart | New book by Richard Greenberg, based on the original book and stories by John O’Hara

Before making its way to Broadway in 2008, a new production of Pal Joey, with a revised book adapted by Richard Greenberg, premiered at the Huntington Theatre in Boston in 1992 with Donna Murphy as Vera. The same book had been used for the staged concert at New York City Center for its 1995 Encores! presentation starring Peter Gallagher and Patti LuPone.

Finally, after years in the making, this reimagining of Pal Joey landed on Broadway on December 18, 2008 at Roundabout Theatre’s Studio 54. Starring Stockard Channing, Martha Plimpton and Matthew Risch (replacing Christian Hoff in previews), the production was helmed by director Joe Mantello, with choreography by Graciela Daniele.