PHOTO CALL: Baseball Legends Join Aaron Tveit, Edie Falco, Christina Sajous, Gregory Jbara and More for Yankee Stadium Benefit
By Krissie Fullerton
28 Jun 2011
On June 27 Yankee Stadium hosted the "Bombers Boomer Broadway Softball Classic" with proceeds benefiting the Boomer Esiason Foundation Fighting Cystic Fibrosis as well as The Actors Fund.
Tveit performed the national anthem before taking the field with his fellow Broadway stars. "Bombers Boomer Broadway Softball Classic" included two seven-inning games with current Broadway stars facing off in the first game and WFAN All-Stars and TV personalities playing New York Yankees alumni in the second game.
The scheduled roster of players for the day's games included Tom Wopat, former Yankees players David Wells, Jeff Nelson, Cecil Fielder, Charlie Hayes, Mike Stanley, Jesse Barfield and Joe Pepitone, Cake Boss "Buddy" Valastro, TV star Steve Schirripa as well as more Broadway and television personalities.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.