Damn Yankees

Licensing available through: Music Theatre International   Transport your audience back to the golden age of baseball with our extensive collection of backdrops especially created for the musical Damn Yankees. Make your staging of this Faustian sports musical more colorful with our selection of backdrops portraying baseball stadiums, ballrooms, parks, and spring landscapes. With these hand-painted and photorealistic stage backdrop designs, youre sure to hit a home run in recreating the exciting rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators. Damn Yankees is a musical comedy, which opened on Broadway in 1955. The book was written by George Abott and Douglass Wallop, while the music and lyrics were composed and written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story follows Joe Boyd, a middle-aged fan of the hapless Washington Senators baseball team, a fictionalized version of a real baseball team of the same name, which experienced competitive struggles for many years in the American League. One day, Joe laments that if the Senators had just one long ball hitter, they would be able to defeat the damn Yankees. All of a sudden, Mr. Applegate appears. Dressed as a polished salesman, Applegate is actually the Devil himself, and he offers Joe a deal he cant possibly resist: just sell his soul, and he will become Joe Hardy, the skillful slugger the Senators can count on to finally win the championship pennant. Damn Yankees is based on Wallops novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. In 1958, Warner Bros. released a film adaptation of the musical, a motion picture which won accolades and several awards. Make your production of the musical Damn Yankees more exciting with special backdrops from Grosh. Begin your product search by using the form on this page. You may also call 877-363-7998 or send us a message through our contact page- to learn more about what we can do for your show or event. As one of the top backdrop rental companies in the U.S., Grosh delivers to customers nationwide. Our offices are located in Los Angeles, California and Evansville, Indiana.