Stage Musical of Baseball Film "Bull Durham" in Development
10 Jun 2013
A new musical based on the 1988 film "Bull Durham" will receive a New York City lab this month. The film's original director and writer Ron Shelton is collaborating with folk singer-songwriter Susan Werner on the New York-aimed project.
Laura Stanczyk and Jack Viertel, who is the artistic director of the City Center Encores! series, are producing the romantic musical comedy.
Kip Fagan (The Revisionist) is directing Bull Durham, which is set within the world of minor league baseball. Screenwriter Shelton has adapted his screenplay for the musical, which has music and lyrics by Werner.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!