Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League

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Yesterday, May 12, The Broadway Show League kicked off its 57th season with Catch Me If You Can star Aaron Tveit and former New York Yankee player Jeff Nelson collectively throwing out the first pitch of the season. Joining them in the game were Broadway favorites including Will Swenson, Greg Jbara, Edie Falco, Billy Crudup, Tom Wopat, Mitchell Jarvis, Chad Kimball, Darren Ritchie and more!  BroadwayWorld was on hand for the game and brings you photo coverage below.

Many of the best-known stars from stage, film and television have played in the League, which comprises people who work on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, celebrities currently "on the boards," and members of the casts, crews, and orchestras, as well as union teams and theatrical organizations. The regular season schedule usually consists of nine or ten games, followed by playoffs to determine the champions in various categories, plus special games for charity, All Stars, and Old-Timers. The history of The Broadway League is linked to The Actors Fund. In 1955, an employee of The Fund, John Effrat, established a formal league comprising the casts and crews of Broadway shows who had been gathering since the early 1950s for informal picnics and softball games. Since then the League has continued to play on Thursday afternoons on the Hecksher Fields in Central Park.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone- performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment, serving more than 12,000 people annually. Programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services.

For more information, visit www.actorsfund.org.

Photo Coverage: Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
The 2011 Broadway Show League at Hecksher Ballfield

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Aaron Tveit

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Edie Falco and Tom Wopat

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Mitchell Jarvis and Adam Dannheisser

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Aaron Tveit in batting practice

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Aaron Tveit in batting practice

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
The Catch Me If You Can Team

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Aaron Tveit

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Aaron Tveit and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Greg Jbara

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Darren Ritchie

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Chad Kimball, Darren Ritchie, and Greg Jbara

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Ryan Jesse and Dominic Scaglione

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Mitchell Jarvis

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Will Swenson and Mitchell Jarvis

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Will Swenson, Mitchell Jarvis, Ryan Jesse, Dominic Scaglione, Chad Kimball, Darren Ritchie, and Greg Jbara

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Tom Wopat and Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Billy Crudup and Tom Wopat

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Billy Crudup and Tom Wopat

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Edie Falco

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
Edie Falco and Billy Crudup

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
The Ceremonial First Pitch

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
The Ceremonial First Pitch

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
The Ceremonial First Pitch

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League
The 2011 Broadway Show League at Hecksher Ballfield

Photo Coverage: Tveit, CATCH ME, Falco & More Kick Off Broadway Show Softball League

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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