Wendy Makkena & C.J. Wilson Join Cast of Primary Stages' BRONX BOMBERS
Primary Stages have announced casting for the World Premiere of Bronx Bombers, conceived by Fran Kirmser, commissioned by Tony Ponturo, and written and directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson (Broadway's Lombardi). Wendy Makkena (Broadway's Side Man) and C.J. Wilson (Happy Now? at Primary Stages, Broadway's The Big Knife, Glengarry Glen Ross) will play Carmen Berra and Babe Ruth respectively in the production featuring previously announced Francois Battiste (Broadway's Magic/Bird), Chris Henry Coffey (Off-Broadway's Water by the Spoonful), Bill Dawes (Broadway's Lombardi), Christopher Jackson (Broadway's In the Heights,Memphis), Keith Nobbs (Broadway's Lombardi), Joe Pantoliano (Emmy Award winner from HBO's "The Sopranos") and John Wernke (Broadway's The Lyons). Bronx Bombers runs September 17- October 19 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening night is October 8 at 7pm.
Ruth. Berra. DiMaggio. Jeter. The New York Yankees has never had a shortage of star players. In this world premiere from the creative team behind Broadway's Lombardi and the director of the Primary Stages hit String of Pearls, Bronx Bombers examines how baseball's most storied franchise has always remained focused on maintaining a great team, even when dealing with some of the game's most iconic and tempestuous personalities. How do they do it? Well, as Yogi always said, "You can observe a lot by watching."
LISTINGS INFORMATION: Bronx Bombers plays a limited engagement September 17- October 19 at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th avenues). Performances are Tuesday-Thurs 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2&8pm, Sun 3&7 pm. There is an added performance Wednesday, October 16 at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online at Dukeon42.org, by phone at 646-223-3010 or at the box office. Regular box office hours at The Duke on 42nd Street are: Tues-Fri 4pm- 7pm; Saturday 12 pm- 6pm. Box Office hours are extended on performance days. Group Tickets (10+) are $49 each for all performances. Student group tickets are available for $39 each. Group sales are available by calling (212) 840-9705, ext. 204. Please visit the website at www.primarystages.org, or call (212) 840-9705 for additional information."
SUBSCRIBE TO THE Primary Stages 2013/14 SEASON: Subscriptions for the Primary Stages 2013/14 season are $180 andcan be purchased via TicketCentral.com or by calling Ticket Central at212.279.4200. The current Primary Stages production, Harbor by Chad Beguelin, directed by Mark Lamos, runs through September 8 at Primary Stages at 59E59 Theaters. For additional information about Primary Stages, visit the website at www.PrimaryStages.org.