PHOTO CALL: Johnny Baseball at A.R.T.

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Broadway's Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh and Burke Moses star in the world premiere of Robert and Willie Reale's Johnny Baseball: The New Musical About the Red Sox at the American Repertory Theater.

Johnny Baseball, according to A.R.T., "traces the origin of the Curse to a collision of three orphaned souls: Johnny O'Brien, a hard-luck right-hander on the 1919 Sox; his idol, Babe Ruth; and Daisy Wyatt, a dazzling African American blues singer and the love of Johnny's life. The entanglements of love, friendship, and betrayal in these lives contain both the reason for the Curse and the secret to its end off the bat of Big Papi in 2004. The musical is a thoughtful investigation of the issue of race in major league baseball as a mirror of American societal attitudes through the 20th century. With lively music and an engaging love story, Johnny Baseball celebrates the 2004 World Series victory under the new ownership in the context of the integration of the game. It packs an incisive commentary on American social history into a funny, heartfelt, and spirited musical that will bring cheers and tears to baseball fans everywhere." The cast of Johnny Baseball, in addition to Umoh, Moses, and Donnell, features Charl Brown, Jeff Brooks, Charles Turner, Joe Cassidy, Paula Leggett Chase, Kaitlin Davidson, Alan H. Green, Carly Jibson, Robert McClure and Kirsten Wyatt.

Here's a look at the production:

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