By Michael Gioia
13 Dec 2013
|Photo by Robert Mannis|
According to the New York Post, the reading of the new work — co-written by sportswriters Madden and Ira Berkow — featured Tony Award nominee Richard Kind (The Big Knife) as New York Yankees owner Steinbrenner and Patrick Page (A Time to Kill, Spider-Man) as Billy Martin.
Tony nominee Daniel Davis (Wrong Mountain, La Cage aux Folles) played Steinbrenner's father, Henry; theatre producer and friend, Jimmy Nederlander; and Fay Vincent, the commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Tony nominee Randal Myler (It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) directed the reading, which was held last week.
Steinbrenner was also a Broadway producer and has been part of the productions The Ninety Day Mistress; Applause; Not Now, Darling; Abelard and Heloise; Seesaw; and Legs Diamond. Visit his page at the Playbill Vault.