Eric Simonson's Bronx Bombers, Starring Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne, Opens on Broadway Feb. 6
06 Feb 2014
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, officially opens on Broadway Feb. 6 at Circle in the Square.
Commissioned by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, Bronx Bombers premiered Off-Broadway earlier this season at Primary Stages and transferred to Broadway's Circle in the Square Jan. 10 under playwright Simonson's direction.
Kirmser and Ponturo also produced the Broadway outings of Simonson's sports dramas Lombardi and Magic/Bird.
The production also features scenic design by Beowulf Borritt, costumes by David C. Woolard, lighting design by Jason Lyons and original music and sound by Lindsay Jones.
Here's how it's billed: "Ruth. Berra. Mantle. DiMaggio. Gehrig. Jeter. The New York Yankees have never had a shortage of star players… or controversy. Bronx Bombers is a new American play from the team behind Broadway's Lombardi that follows beloved icon Yogi Berra and his wife Carmen through a century of the team's trials and triumphs, bringing generations of Yankee greats together on one stage. As it celebrates and explores the timeless legacy of baseball’s most iconic team, Bronx Bombers takes a fascinating look at how and why the Yankees have remained so undeniably great… and so powerfully inspirational."
For tickets, phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com. Circle in the Square is located on West 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.
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