Connecticut’s Goodspeed Opera House has packed its upcoming 2014 season with a trio of musicals, including a Boston-ized version of baseball tuner Damn Yankees, the 50th anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof and the world premiere musical adaptation of Irving Berlin’s Oscar-winning movie Holiday Inn.
The season kicks off with Damn Yankees, which will feature a new Red Sox twist (thanks to a book adaptation by Nice Work If You Can Get It writer Joe DiPietro). The baseball musical by Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, George Abbott and Douglass Wallop will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Goodspeed’s Hello, Dolly!) and will run from April 11 through June 21.
Next up is a celebratory production of Fiddler on the Roof, marking the iconic musical’s 50th anniversary since its Broadway premiere in 1964. The Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein classic will run from June 27 through September 7, directed by Goodspeed regular Rob Ruggiero.
Finally, Goodspeed will play host to the adaptation of Irving Berlin’s 1942 comedy Holiday Inn, which follows the Christmastime affections of a singer and a dancer both competing for the hand of a rising star. The holiday hit will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and feature Berlin's score and a book by Greenberg and Chad Hodge. The world premiere arrives at Goodspeed on September 19 and will play through November 30, 2014.