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