NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Yankees are known for providing great theater in October — be it good or bad.
Now the drama is coming to Broadway.
The producers of “Lombardi” and “Magic/Bird” said Thursday they will collaborate on a show with the team and Major League Baseball.
“It is a thrill that two iconic American institutions — the Yankees and the Broadway Theater — are joining together,” Yankees COO Lonn Trost said in a statement. “The Yankees organization enjoys a rich history that spans two centuries, steeped by time-honored traditions, marked by major milestones, and defined most notably by the success of 27 World Championships.”
The project, to be produced by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, is not yet titled. An author was not announced.
“Just as generations of fans have been captivated in their seats at Yankee Stadium, theatergoers will be able to experience the same drama and joy,” said Trost. “We look forward to opening our archives to the process and sharing our stories.”
Kirmser told the New York Times that the show would “look at the tradition of the Yankees from the 1930s to the present day.” That would include players from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter.
MLB executive vice president for business Tim Brosnan touted the Bombers’ “rich history of success” and “some of the best players and most colorful characters baseball has ever seen.”
“They will be a fascinating subject matter,” he said.
Ruth? Gehrig? Mantle? Jeter? Which character would steal the show? Let us know in the comments below!