Maroulis, Broderick, et al. to Play Softball at Yankee Stadium 7/19
The New York Yankees announced that Yankee Stadium will host the "Bombers Boomer Broadway Softball Classic" on Monday, July 19, 2010.
General admission tickets for the special Yankee Stadium event are $10 each and will go on sale on Tuesday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation Fighting Cystic Fibrosis and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. In addition, the New York Yankees will donate 2,500 tickets to Bronx-area camps and youth league teams.
Fans may purchase tickets online at www.yankees.com or via Ticketmaster phone at 877-469-9849 or Ticketmaster TTY at 800-943-4327. Subject to availability, tickets will also be sold at the Yankee Stadium box office only on the day of the event.
The inaugural doubleheader classic will include two seven-inning games with current Broadway stars facing off in the first game and WFAN All-Stars and VIP guests playing New York Yankees alumni in the second game.
Those scheduled to attend the "Bombers Boomer Broadway Softball Classic" include Broadway stars Corbin Bleu and Matthew Broderick; former Yankees Oscar Gamble, Charlie Hayes, Pat Kelly and Joe Pepitone; WFAN's No. 1-rated morning show personalities Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton; New York Giant BranDon Jacobs and Good Day New York hosts Greg Kelly and RosAnna Scotto. WFAN's Boomer & Carton show will broadcast live from Yankee Stadium beginning at 6:00 a.m. that morning. The four-hour program can be heard on-air at 660AM or online at www.wfan.com.
Prior to the first game, Constantine Maroulis-Tony-nominated star of ROCK OF AGES-will perform the national anthem before taking the field with the Broadway stars.
Members of various Broadway shows will form two teams and face off in the event's first game, scheduled to begin at 11:40 a.m. Following the first game, "Rockers on Broadway in the Bronx" - with cast members from BILLY ELIOT, JERSEY BOYS, ROCK OF AGES, and 2010 Best Musical MEMPHIS - will perform on the warning track behind home plate. Also between games, Katie Rose Clarke from WICKED will perform the national anthem. The second game-between the WFAN All-Stars and New York Yankees alumni-will start at approximately 1:45 p.m.
Fans holding tickets for the "Bombers Boomer Broadway Softball Classic" can only enter Yankee Stadium through the Great Hall between Gate 4 and Gate 6 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Select Broadway stars, former Yankees players and WFAN personalities and VIP guests will greet fans and sign autographs in the Great Hall from 9:45-10:45 a.m.
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