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Peter Scolari, C.J. Wilson, Francois Battiste, Chris Henry Coffey and More in Eric Simonson’s The Bronx Bombers at Circle in the Square Theatre

The cast of Bronx Bombers. © James Leynse

The cast of Bronx Bombers. © James Leynse

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, kicks off preview performances tonight, Friday, January 10 at 8:00PM. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opens February 6, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

A limited number of student rush tickets will be available when the Circle in the Square Theatre box office opens (10AM Tuesday – Saturday, 12PM Sunday) for that day’s performance only. Tickets are $32 and only available in-person at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office. 1 ticket per valid student ID, seating locations are at the discretion of the box office.

Joining Kirmser and Ponturo as special producing partners are the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball marking these organizations’ first foray on Broadway.

Peter Scolari. Photo by Lia Chang

Peter Scolari. Photo by Lia Chang

Starring Peter Scolari as Yogi Berra, the cast also features Francois Battiste (Reggie Jackson), Chris Henry Coffey (Joe DiMaggio), Bill Dawes (Mickey Mantle), Christopher Jackson (Derek Jeter), Keith Nobbs (Billy Martin), Tracy Shayne (Carmen Berra), John Wernke (Lou Gehrig) and C.J. Wilson (Babe Ruth).

The design team includes Beowulf Borritt (Sets), David C. Woolard (Costumes), Jason Lyons (Lights) and Lindsay Jones (Original Music & Sound).

Ruth. Berra. Mantle. DiMaggio. Gehrig. Jeter. The New York Yankees have never had a shortage of star players… or controversy. Bronx Bombers is a new American play from the team behind Broadway’s Lombardi that follows beloved icon Yogi Berra and his wife Carmen through a century of the team’s trials and triumphs, bringing generations of Yankee greats together on one stage. As it celebrates and explores the timeless legacy of baseball’s most iconic team, Bronx Bombers takes a fascinating look at how and why the Yankees have remained so undeniably great… and so powerfully inspirational.

Tickets are available at Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

The box office at the Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) hours are 10AM – 6PM Monday, 10AM – 8PM Tuesday – Saturday, and 12PM – 6PM Sunday (box office is closed Sundays until January 12). For group sales of 10 or more, please contact: Groups@BronxBombers.com. Premium tickets are available at Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, and at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Regular tickets range in price from $67.00-$137.00; Premium tickets range in price from $199.00 – $227.00

For more information, visit www.BronxBombersPlay.com.

Last Fall, Primary Stages presented the world premiere of Eric Simonson’s Bronx Bombers Featuring C.J. Wilson, Francois Battiste, Chris Henry Coffey, Richard Topol and more at The Duke on 42nd Street, before the Broadway transfer was announced.

Keith Nobbs, C.J. Wilson and Chris Henry Coffey. Photo by Lia Chang

Keith Nobbs, C.J. Wilson and Chris Henry Coffey. Photo by Lia Chang

Other articles on C.J. Wilson:
Production Photos: Primary Stages Presents World Premiere of Eric Simonson’s Bronx Bombers Featuring C.J. Wilson, Francois Battiste, Chris Henry Coffey, Richard Topol and More at The Duke on 42nd Street, Opens October 8, 2013
C.J. Wilson navigates armor and swordplay in Signature Theatre Company’s World Premiere of Kenneth Lonergan’s Medieval Play
Photos: Laila Robins, Sean Dugan, C.J. Wilson, Peter Francis James, Bill Irwin and Tricia Paoluccio at Signature Theatre Company’s revival of Edward Albee’s The Lady From Dubuque

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Lia Chang. Photo by Charles Richard Barboza

Lia Chang. Photo by Charles Richard Barboza

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. She recently starred in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival opposite Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, Lorey Hayes, Marcus Naylor and Phynjuar.

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