Derricks, Gillentine, Harry, Taylor, White, et al. Set for Damn Yankees
This version of the show, about a middle-aged baseball fan who sells his soul to the devil so his favorite team will win the pennant, will feature a largely African-American cast, and the time period will be updated from Washington, D.C. in the 1950s to Los Angeles in 1981.
The show will star Cleavant Derricks as Applegate, Meg Gillentine as Lola, Jackée Harry as Sister, Lesli Margherita as Gloria Thorpe, Armelia McQueen as Meg, Ken Page as Joe Boyd, Ty Taylor as Joe Hardy, and Lillias White as Dory. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.