Photo Flash: Will Swenson & BULL DURHAM Cast Get Baseball Training from Braves Triple A Team

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Rehearsals are underway for the Alliance Theatre's upcoming world premiere BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. The production hits the Alliance Stage on September 3rd.

Recently, the BULL DURHAM cast took a break from rehearsals to take a field trip to Coolray Field, home to the Triple A minor league team, the Gwinnett Braves, where Braves coaches and Manager Brian Snitker provided training and tips for the talented actors. Check out photos below, courtesy of the Alliance Theatre!

Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nomineeRon Shelton (director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie) and music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, "one of the most innovative songwriters working today." Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below!

BULL DURHAM, loosely based on Ron Shelton's experiences on and off the field with a Minor League Baseball team, tells the story of three lives brought together by America's two favorite pastimes. Veteran catcher "Crash" Davis has been brought to the Durham Bulls to prepare rookie Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh, a hot rod pitcher with a "million dollar arm and a five cent head," for the majors. Annie Savoy, self-appointed high priestess and muse of the Bulls, has a hard decision to make - every season she transforms one lucky player from an also-ran to an all-star by sharing with them her wisdom, experience, and bed. The love triangle heats up quickly as each character struggles with their own desires and hopes for what the future holds. BULL DURHAM is a pitch perfect blend of comedy, drama, and steamy romance.

Broadway veterans John Behlmann, Melissa Errico, and Will Swenson will star as the Veteran catcher "Crash" Davis (Swenson), rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh (Behlmann) and Annie Savoy (Errico). John Behlmann made his Broadway debut in the Tony award winning Journey's End and has starred in the Tony nominated play The 39 Steps. Melissa Errico is a Tony Award nominee for her work in Amour. She was seen Off-Broadway as Clara in the recent revival of Passion and has a recurring role on Stephen Soderbergh's upcoming Cinemax series The Knick. Will Swenson can currently be seen as Inspector Javert on Broadway in LES MISERABLES and is a Tony award nominee for his work in Hair.

Photos by Kathleen Covington - Facebook/Alliance Theater

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Photo Flash: Will Swenson & BULL DURHAM Cast Get Baseball Training from Braves Triple A Team
Will Swenson, Ron Shelton (Director, screenwriter of Bull Durham film & author of the book for BULL DURHAM)

Photo Flash: Will Swenson & BULL DURHAM Cast Get Baseball Training from Braves Triple A Team
John Clarence Stewart

Photo Flash: Will Swenson & BULL DURHAM Cast Get Baseball Training from Braves Triple A Team
Will Swenson, Ron Shelton

Photo Flash: Will Swenson & BULL DURHAM Cast Get Baseball Training from Braves Triple A Team
John Behlmann

Photo Flash: Will Swenson & BULL DURHAM Cast Get Baseball Training from Braves Triple A Team
Lora Lee Gayer

Photo Flash: Will Swenson & BULL DURHAM Cast Get Baseball Training from Braves Triple A Team
Melissa Errico

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