Bull Durham Broadway

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.

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by Tyler Peterson - February 16, 2016
The musical adaptation of the hit 1988 baseball film BULL DURHAM is tightening its aim on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2015
Last Fall, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film, directed by Kip Fagan. Now according to an Equity casting notice, the musical will get a New York City workshop, this time with direction by Marc Bruni. Rehearsals are set to begin in September, with lab presentations on October 14  &15.
by BWW News Desk - October 6, 2014
You have four more days to enter to win a limited edition autographed custom baseball card set from BULL DURHAM: A NEW MUSICAL's World Premiere opening night, featuring Crash (Will Swenson), Annie (Melissa Errico), and Nuke (John Behlmann). Errico is running the contest on her Facebook page!
by BWW News Desk - October 5, 2014
The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film on Sept. 3, and it closes today, Oct. 5.
by Review Roundups - September 18, 2014
Alliance Theatre just opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. 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.' Broadway veterans John Behlmann, Melissa Errico, and Will Swenson star as the Veteran catcher 'Crash' Davis (Swenson), rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh (Behlmann) and Annie Savoy (Errico).
by BWW News Desk - September 3, 2014
John Behlmann, Melissa Errico and Will Swenson star in BULL DURHAM, the new musical based on the beloved 1988 film, which Sports Illustrated proclaimed the '#1 Greatest Sports Movie of All-time.' BULL DURHAM will premiere at the Alliance Theatre tonight, September 3, and will run until October 5.
by Guest Blogger: Melissa Errico - August 19, 2014
I'm sitting in rehearsal watching Will Swenson (brilliantly) do 'Crash At The Plate' and everyone is laughing so much we are taking a break now. Benny Elledge who plays the umpire, marking Crashes strike outs, is so nuts and can make a meal out of the word 'Steeeeeee' which is (I quote) 'a derivation of the word STRIKE' Benny says umpires in general don't always finish words. He grunts grotesquely to teach me this moments later, as I interview him for this blog.
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014
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. Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), 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.' Check out character portraits of the cast below!
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014
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. BroadwayWorld brings you more photos from the special event below!
by BWW News Desk - August 2, 2014
Rehearsals are underway for the Alliance Theatre's upcoming world premiere BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. Melissa Erico, one of the stars, posted the show's first picture to Twitter, saying, 'Our first promo photo shoot yesterday for #BullDurhamMusical at @alliancetheatre w/ @thewillswenson & @johnbehlmann!'
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2014
Rehearsals started today for the Alliance Theatre's upcoming world premiere BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film, which Sports Illustrated proclaimed to be the '#1 Greatest Sports Movie of All-time.' Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), 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.' Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014
John Behlmann, Melissa Errico and Will Swenson will star in BULL DURHAM, the new musical based on the beloved 1988 film, which Sports Illustrated proclaimed the '#1 Greatest Sports Movie of All-time.' BULL DURHAM will premiere at the Alliance Theatre on September 3, and will run until October 5. Season tickets are on sale now and single tickets go on sale in July, visit www.alliancetheatre.org or call 404-733-5000. The Alliance Theatre is located in the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2014
As BroadwayWorld reported back in March, the 2014/15 Alliance Stage season will begin on September 3, 2014, with the new musical BULL DURHAM, the story of three lives brought together by America's two favorite pastimes -- baseball and romance. After Sunday's news that Ron Shelton's BULL DURHAM musical is eyeing Broadway following its premiere this fall, we bring you a behind-the-scenes video with the cast and creative team in Atlanta. Click below to watch!