Francois Battiste, left, as Reggie Jackson, Peter Scolari as Yogi Berra and Christopher Jackson as Derek Jeter as Yankees legends in “Bronx Bombers”, which formally opens tonight.
“Not only do you have baseball players from different parts of history, but players that have distinct identities and characters and personalities,” Simonson said. “And you get that in spades between Ruth and Yogi, Mickey and DiMaggio – they’re all just incredibly delightful characters to write for.”
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Photographed Left to Right: Jorge Posada, Laura Posada, Tracy Shayne (Carmen Berra), and Peter Scolari (Yogi Berra)
"Watching the relationship between Yogi and Carmen Berra reminded me of my relationship with Jorge and all the sleepless nights worried about the team and winning… it was very emotional. Peter, who plays Yogi, was absolutely amazing!!!"
"Over the weekend, while the rest of New York was gearing up for a Super Bowl that didn’t quite live up to the hype, I had the pleasure of catching a matinee performance of the new “Bronx Bombers” play at the Circle in the Square theatre. I’m happy to say that I enjoyed the performance very much; moving the Bronx to Broadway is no easy task, but they’ve succeeded.” - Bryan Hoch, Mlb.com (Bombers Beat)
A Glam Slam Talks To Bronx Bombers Costume Designer David C. Woolard
"Generations of Yankee greats including Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter, are among the featured players. David C. Woolard, the show’s costume designer, aimed to make these Yankee personalities as identifiable as possible to show-goers and baseball fans. Fashion played an integral role in creating authentic and truthful characters, as no detail was left unturned, from personal style choices to different eras of pinstripes.
A Glam Slam saw a preview performance of “Bronx Bombers,” and spoke with Woolard about the process of designing the costumes, and the challenges and pressures of satisfying passionate Yankees fans.” - Heather Zeller, A Glam Slam
The New York Times discusses how the advertising campaign for BRONX BOMBERS extends beyond the typical theater-going audience and tactics to reach Yankees fans, sports fans and beyond. Click here to read the full story.
Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser to serve as Executive Producers on Lombardi Film
Bronx Bombers and Lombardi producers, Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser, have announced that they will executive produce a new film based on the life of Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi with Legendary Pictures. Click here to read the full story!
Bronx Bombers To Offer Yankees Themed Dooney & Bourke Gift With Purchase
"Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo have announced that Bronx Bombers will offer an exclusive Yankees themed Dooney & Bourke gift with the purchase of a “Family 4-Pack” for performances in January 2014. With the purchase of four regularly priced tickets (in a single transaction) to any performance of Bronx Bombers between January 10 and January 30, ticket buyers will receive a voucher for a Yankees themed Dooney & Bourke wristlet, which can be redeemed at the merchandise stand in the lobby of Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) during performance times. The new MLB line of Dooney & Bourke products are available only through Macy’s and Bronx Bombers.”
Yankees Greats Past and Present Meet in “Bronx Bombers”
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"In the November issue of Sports Illustrated Kids, there’s an illustration that imagines current sports legends such as Stephen Curry, Miguel Cabrera, the Manning brothers, and Brittney Griner sitting down at a Thanksgiving meal. Now imagine Yogi Berra calling together a dinner between Yankees legends, past and present, such as Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Elston Howard, and Lou Gehrig. That would be pretty cool! And that’s exactly what happens in Eric Simpson’s play Bronx Bombers.” Click here to read the full article.
- Max Mannis, an 11-year-old special correspondent for sikids.com.
Peter Scolari will star as baseball legend Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra in the new play exploring the history of the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees and Major League Baseball will serve as special producing partners with Kirmser Ponturo Group on the Broadway run early next year of Bronx Bombers, a new play written and directed by Eric Simonson.
'Bronx Bombers' looks to score on Broadway in 2014
Bronx Bombers, a new play focusing on the Big Apple baseball team and some of the legends associated with it, is set to begin performances Jan. 10 at Circle In the Square, following a run off-Broadway at Primary Stages that opened in September.
Yogi Berra on Broadway?! Peter Scolari to star in 'The Bronx Bombers'
You can observe a lot by watching, Yogi Berra once said. Now New York Yankees fans can watch the malaprop-spouting legend on a Broadway stage. The Bronx Bombers, which opened this month at Off Broadway’s Primary Stages, will transfer to the Circle in the Square, with previews starting Jan. 10, 2014 before an official opening on Feb. 6.
Peter Scolari, who played opposite his Bosom Buddies costar Tom Hanks in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy last spring, will play the now 88-year-old player-turned manager. He’ll be joined by his real-life wife, Tracy Shayne (Chicago), as Berra’s wife, Carmen.
“Bronx Bombers,” a play centered around the Yankees and some their biggest stars from the last century, completed a short Off Broadway run on Saturday. But the producers are to announce on Monday that a move to Broadway is set for January with the actors Peter Scolari (“Lucky Guy”) and his wife, Tracy Shayne (“Chicago”), taking over the roles of Yogi and Carmen Berra from Richard Topol and Wendy Makkena. The rest of the cast from the Off Broadway production — which included Christopher Jackson as Derek Jeter, Francois Battiste as Reggie Jackson, and Chris Henry Coffey as Joe DiMaggio — will return. Previews of the play, written and directed by Eric Simonson, are set to begin on Jan. 10 at Circle in the Square Theater with an opening night on Feb. 6.
‘Bronx Bombers’ to Come to Broadway on Jan. 10, 2014
"The New York Yankees have been nearly tantamount to the Big Apple itself. From Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra, the Bronx Bombers have filled their roster with baseball greats from the beginning (they hold Major League Baseball records with 18 division titles, 40 American League pennants, and 40 World Series championships)…"