Damn Yankees! Tickets are now available for the Broadway transfer of Eric Simonson’s Bronx Bombers, starring real-life spouses Emmy winner Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne. Inspired by the iconic New York Yankees, the new play begins previews on January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theater, with opening night scheduled for February 6.
Directed by playwright Simonson, Bronx Bombers follows icon Yogi Berra (Scolari) and his wife Carmen (Shayne) through a century of the team's trials and triumphs, bringing generations of Yankee legends on one stage. As it celebrates and explores the timeless legacy of baseball’s most iconic team, the play takes a look at how and why the Yankees have remained so undeniably great.
In addition to Emmy winner Scolari and Shayne, the cast features Francois Battiste (Reggie Jackson), Chris Henry Coffey (Joe DiMaggio), Bill Dawes (Mickey Mantle), Christopher Jackson (Derek Jeter), Keith Nobbs (Billy Martin), John Wernke (Lou Gehrig) and C.J. Wilson (Babe Ruth).
The design team includes Beowulf Borritt (sets), David C. Woolard (costumes), Jason Lyons (lights) and Lindsay Jones (original music & sound).
Bronx Bombers completed its off-Broadway run at Primary Stages on October 19 and marks the third work in a sports series for the stage conceived by producer Fran Kirmser, who was also behind Lombardi and Magic/Bird. This is also the third work in the series where co-producer Tony Ponturo has brought major sports leagues to the theater; in this case, the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball will serve as a special producing partners of the show. This is both organizations' first foray on Broadway.