Goodspeed Musicals - East Haddam has announced that Fiddler on the Roof, Damn Yankees — The Red Sox Version, and the world premiere stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's classic musical film Holiday Inn will join the theater's 2014 season.
Fiddler on the Roof, the Tony Award-winning musical based on Sholem Aleichem's stories about Tevye the Dairyman, will play a run from June 27-September 7, 2014. The show features Tony Award-winning music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, respectively, and a Tony Award-winning book by Joseph Stein.
Damn Yankees — The Red Sox Version, adapted from Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' Tony Award-winning musical, includes a new book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis). Daniel Goldstein (Hello, Dolly!) will direct the production, set to run from April 11-June 21, 2014.
Next fall, Goodspeed will also host the world premiere of Holiday Inn, a new musical based on Irving Berlin's 1942 Academy Award-winning musical film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The film is most notably credited with debuting Berlin's classic holiday tune, "White Christmas," as well as other standards like "Happy Holidays" and "Easter Parade." The musical will feature Berlin's original songs along with a book by Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club) and Gordon Greenberg (Working) who will also direct the production, scheduled to run from September 19-November 30, 2014.