National Pastime, With Leo Ash Evens, Kelli Maguire and Gil Brady, Plays Ball Off-Broadway Aug. 8

News   National Pastime, With Leo Ash Evens, Kelli Maguire and Gil Brady, Plays Ball Off-Broadway Aug. 8
 
The new Off-Broadway musical National Pastime, starring Leo Ash Evens, Kelli Maguire, Gil Brady and Janice Landry, begins performances Off-Broadway Aug. 8 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre.

Leo Ash Evens
Leo Ash Evens

Originally written for and performed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, National Pastime has a book by Tony Sportiello and music and lyrics by Al Tapper.

Nancy Robillard directs with musical direction by David Wolfson. Performances will run through Aug. 25.

Evens (Jesus Christ Superstar), Maguire (A Wonderful Life), Brady and Landry are joined on stage by Ethan Cadoff, L.R. Davidson, Mia Gentile, Abe Goldfarb, Erica Lustig, Dayla Perkins and Dan Van Why.

According to the authors, "National Pastime tells the story of WZBQ, a radio station in 1933 Iowa that is on the verge of bankruptcy. To spark ratings, the folks at the station invent a fictional, unbeatable baseball team and begin to broadcast phony baseball games as though real. All works to perfection... until the media begins to pay attention."

The production has set design by Robert Monaco, costume design by Cathy Small, lighting design by John Burkland and sound design by Wallace Flores. Chip Klose is the choreographer.

For tickets, priced $35, visit TicketCentral.com or phone (212) 279-4200. The Peter Jay Sharp Theater is located at 416 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th.

For more information visit nationalpastimethemusical.com.

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