Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.
Harold Prince, Robert Griffith and Frederick Brisson, who produced the show on Broadway, decided early on that Lola had to be portrayed by a dancer. They offered the role to Mitzi Gaynor and Jeanmaire, both of whom turned it down. Gwen Verdon had received raves for her breakthrough supporting role in the musical "Can-Can." When she was offered Lola, Verdon initially turned it down, feeling she did not possess the sultry physical appearance needed for the role. It was Bob Fosse who urged her to reconsider.
Joe, would you like to take Lola some place tonight?
Joe Hardy: Gee, I - I sure would like to but, uh, you know what Mr. Van Buren would say.
Lola: He'd say you lucky boy.
Joe Hardy: No, no! He'd say it's late. He likes us to get to bed early.
Lola: Any particular place?
Applegate "remembers" Jack the Ripper killing someone with his right hand. Research has shown him to be left-handed.