Musical comedy classic Damn Yankees is based on Douglas Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. Written by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, it is a modern retelling of the Faust legend. Set in the 1950's in Washington, D.C., Damn Yankees chronicles a time when the Yankees dominated baseball. Although Jerry Ross suddenly died of chronic bronchiectasis, at the age of twenty-nine only a few months after the show opened, Damn Yankees ran for 1,019 performances in its original 1955 Broadway production. With songs like Six Months Out Of Every Year and Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets, Damn Yankees continues to be a musical favorite, garnering many productions around the globe. The musical has also been set to be adapted into a film starring Jim Carrey as Mr. Applegate and Jake Gyllenhaal as Joe Hardy. Sports fans and theater goers alike seek Damn Yankees tickets to see this classic story come to life.