Name: John Wernke Birthdate: Sept. 26 Hometown: New York City, NY Character You're Playing: Lou Gehrig Favorite Sport: Baseball Favorite Sports Team: Cincinnati Reds [MLB] Favorite Sports Hero: Eric Davis [baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds] Sports Played Growing Up: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football Favorite Sporting-Event Snack: Nachos Show you made your Broadway debut in: Accent on Youth Favorite Broadway show (and why): It hasn't been written yet. The hope for that show is why I go to the theatre. Did you meet and/or hear from your Bronx Bombers counterpart or their family? Every day. Every minute. His legend lives on. Most memorable moment from Bronx Bombers: Looking into the eyes of any of these cast members. The odds were stacked against us from the beginning, and yet they kept coming in positive and caring every day… Catching a glance from any of them on stage affirmed that it was worth it — that this whole thing was special if for nothing else but to ourselves. Baseball isn't a game of quick moment-to-moment drama. It's like a life…boring and slow and seemingly un-meaningful until there is a swing of a bat and the momentum of the universe spurs quick results. I love it so. A game without time.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.