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Carson Kressley to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse Damn Yankees

Carson Kressley
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Emmy Award winner Carson Kressley will star in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Damn Yankees to be presented in the new Boston Red Sox version, July 25-August 18. Jeffrey Denman will direct and choreograph, with musical direction by Ken Clifton.

Featuring a revised book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro based on the original script, the new Red Sox version of Damn Yankees moves the action from Washington, DC and plants it firmly in Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.

Kressley will play Mr. Applegate in this Faustian baseball musical in which die hard Red Sox fan Joe Boyd offers his soul to this devil in return for "one long-ball hitter." Applegate uses his power to turn Joe into a young, strong, handsome, long ball hitter with supernatural athletic abilities. As the team begins to win, Joe looks for a loophole to get out of the deal.

Kressley won an Emmy for co-hosting the hit Bravo series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He's also known for his appearances on Dancing with the Stars, and will be coming to the Ogunquit after a 12-week run in an all new production of Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas. The actor previously starred at the Ogunquit as Man in Chair during the 2010 run of The Drowsy Chaperone.

Click here for TheaterMania's previous story on the Ogunquit Playhouse season, including Sally Struthers in Always, Patsy Cline.

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