11/15/12 12:33 PM ET
Broadway comes calling for Bronx Bombers
By Evan Drellich / MLB.com
Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo announced Thursday that a theater project based on the Yankees has been commissioned. The show will be created in collaboration with both the Yanks and Major League Baseball.
"It is a thrill that two iconic American institutions -- the Yankees and the Broadway Theater -- are joining together," Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost said in a release. "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. 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. We look forward to opening our archives to the process and sharing our stories."
The untitled project will be the third in a sports-focused series from Kirmser and Ponturo, whose credits include "Lombardi" and "Magic/Bird."
"We look forward to experiencing Major League Baseball in the theater," MLB's executive vice president for business Tim Brosnan said in the release. "With a rich history of success, the New York Yankees have been involved in many of the most memorable moments in sports history and have featured some of the best players and most colorful characters baseball has ever seen. They will be a fascinating subject matter."