Happy opening night to the Bronx Bombers! To celebrate the official opening of Eric Simonson's Yankees-themed nostalgia-fest on February 6, Broadway.com resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson penned this pinstriped portrait of the dream team, led by Peter Scolari, playing ball at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre.
The illustration features the whole roster of stars: Scolari as Yogi Berra, Tracy Shayne as his wife Carmen Berra, Bill Dawes as Mickey Mantle, Keith Nobbs as Billy Martin, Christopher Jackson as Derek Jeter, Chris Henry Coffey as Joe DiMaggio, C.J. Wilson as Babe Ruth, John Wenke as Lou Gehrig and Francois Battiste as Reggie Jackson—with Yankees legends Thurman Munson and Elston Howard represented as well.
Have a great opening, Bombers! We're cheering you on from the stands.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.