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Bronx Bombers To Offer Yankees Themed Dooney & Bourke Gift With Purchase

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"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.”

- Via BWW News Desk

“Sportfolio”: Bringing Sports To Broadway

The producers of “Bronx Bombers,” a play about the New York Yankees opening on Broadway in 2014, discuss the business of mounting a sports-themed theatrical production. Actor Peter Scolari talks about playing the role of Yogi Berra in “Bronx Bombers.” Stanford University Athletic Director Bernard Muir discusses the University’s recent sustained success in football.

(Source: Bloomberg)

Yankees Greats Past and Present Meet in “Bronx Bombers”

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Photo Credit: sikids.com

"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.

'Bronx Bombers' Headed to Broadway

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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.

- David Rooney (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Yogi Berra on Broadway?! Peter Scolari to star in ‘The Bronx Bombers’

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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.

- Thom Greir (via Entertainment Weekly)

A Broadway Run For ‘Bronx Bombers’

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“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.

- ADAM W. KEPLER (via The New York Times)

‘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)…"

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- Amy L. Hayden (via Newyork.com)

BOYS OF SUMMER & FALL

Yankees great Derek Jeter has shut down for the season, but he’ll be back in the game Off-Broadway on Tuesday in “Bronx Bombers.”

In Eric Simonson’s play, the pinstripers’ shortstop is joined by past legends like Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth. Coach Yogi Berra searches for inspiration and greatness at a pivotal time in the club’s history.

“In the Heights” alum Christopher Jackson plays Jeter and the diamond setting fits. “Baseball was my passion,” he says. “I’d be playing ball if I wasn’t an actor.”

Tuesday through Oct. 19 at the Duke on 42nd St. $70 at (646) 223-3010.

— Joe Dziemianowicz (via NY Daily News)