Ron Shelton's BULL DURHAM Musical to Premiere at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in September 2014
BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film, which Sports Illustratedproclaimed the "#1 Greatest Sports Movie of All-time," will premiere at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta in September 2014.
Directed by Kip Fagan, BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nominee Ron 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."
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. A pitch perfect blend of comedy, drama, and steamy romance, BULL DURHAM will leave you cheering from the stands.
The creative team also includes Emmy Award-winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse, Tony Award-winner Derek McLane(Scenic Design), Tony Award-nominee Toni Leslie James (Costume Design) and Jason DeBord (music director).
Casting, additional creative team and a production schedule will be announced at a later date. Season tickets for the ALLIANCE THEATRE go on sale in February, 2014. All other tickets will go on sale in July, 2014.
For more information, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/bulldurham.