“Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation Fighting Cystic Fibrosis and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS,” according to press notes. “In addition, the New York Yankees will donate 2,500 tickets to Bronx-area camps and youth league teams.”
Maroulis (Rock of Ages) will perform the national anthem before joining Bleu (In the Heights), Broderick (The Producers, The Odd Couple) and other Broadway stars on the field to play ball starting around 11:40 AM.
The performers will form two teams and play a seven-inning game starting as part of a doubleheader; the second game will feature sports radio personalities from New York station WFAN and VIP guests going toe-to-toe with Yankees alums.
Between games, Wicked’s Katie Rose Clarke will take her turn at the mike to sing the national anthem, and “Rockers on Broadway in the Bronx,” a special performance behind home plate, will feature cast members from Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and Memphis. The second game will start at approximately 1:45 PM.
Fans can enter the Stadium through the Great Hall beginning at 9:30 AM. Some of your favorite Broadway performers may even be around to say hi and sign autographs between 9:45 and 10:45 AM.
General admission tickets ($10) are available by visiting Yankees.com or calling Ticketmaster at (877) 469-9849.
— Thomas Peter