Damn YankeesDamn Yankees
is a musical comedy
, a modern retelling of the Faust
legend, set in Washington, D.C
, with book by Douglass Wallop and George Abbott
and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. It was based on Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant
It opened on Broadway in 1955 starring Gwen Verdon, who was also featured in the movie.