A few pre-season games under its belt, the Broadway Show Softball League officially plays ball May 4, with its special opening day event in Central Park. Among those expected to throw the ceremonial first pitch are The Real Thing's Stephen Dillane, Jennifer Ehle, NIgel Lindsay and Sarah Woodward, The Music Man's Rebecca Luker, Beauty and the Beast's Andrea McArdle, Kiss Me, Kate's Marin Mazzie and Taller Than a Dwarf's Matthew Broderick.
The National Anthem will be performed by Annie Get Your Gun's Tom Wopat and a trio of singing cowboys.
The Broadway Show League plays on the Hecksher Ball Fields in Central Park at 63rd Street and Central Park West. The day's events begin at 1 PM.
The Show League has been playing since 1955. Dan Landon is its current commissioner.
-- By Christine Ehren