I'm not sure how much of a cross-correlation there is between baseball fans and Broadway, but if you enjoy nine innings of baseball and theatre intermissions , this news might be for you. In September, Primary Stages will premiere Eric Simonson's production, Bronx Bombers.
This week, Bronx Bombers' casting choices were announced. Emmy Award winning thespian Joe Pantoliano will play Yogi Berra and the cast will be rounded out awith Christopher Jackson as Derek Jeter and Francoise Battiste as Reggie Jackson. Meanwhile the all-important role of Yankee legend Babe Ruth has yet to be cast. Judging by the casting choices, it appears that this production will center around the entire history of the Bronx Bombers from Ruth to Jeter. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that the A-Rod era won't be dramatized on Broadway.
Ruth. Berra. DiMaggio. Jeter. The New York Yankees has never had a shortage of star players. In this world premiere from the creative team behind Broadway's Lombardi and the director of the Primary Stages hit String of Pearls, Bronx Bombers examines how baseball's most storied franchise has always remained focused on maintaining a great team, even when dealing with some of the game's most iconic and tempestuous personalities. How do they do it? Well, as Yogi always said, "You can observe a lot by watching."