A Broadway Run For ‘Bronx Bombers’


“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)


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)