PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Feb. 15-21: Bridges Opens on Broadway and Elaine Stritch Hits the Big Screen

By Robert Simonson
21 Feb 2014

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Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne
Photo by Joan Marcus

Bronx Bombers, the new Eric Simonson drama about the history of the New York Yankees framed through the eyes of baseball legend Yogi Berra, will end its Broadway run March 2 at Circle in the Square, producers announced Feb. 20. The show opened Feb. 6.

The play lasted about as long as Magic/Bird, the basketball-themed Simonson play which ran on Broadway last season.

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Playwright Athol Fugard has occasionally taken to the stage over his career, sometimes in his own plays. He will do so again when his The Shadow of the Hummingbird has its premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre beginning March 26.

Fugard plays a man who is visited by his ten-year-old grandson (who is playing hooky from school), who "reminds the old man of his lost sense of wonder, while the child is given a bit of hard-earned wisdom." Directed by artistic director Gordon Edelstein, the play also stars Aiden McMillan and Dermot McMillan, alternating in the role of his grandson Boba.