New Yorkers love Broadway and they love the Yankees and next year, they’ll be able to see them brought together. A play regarding the Yankees is coming to the Great White Way, but only enough details have been released to tease New York audiences.
The show doesn’t even have a name yet, but it is known that it will center around the New York Yankees; and some of the most prominent and most dramatic characters that have been a part of the club throughout its history. Fran Kirmser, who’s co-producing the show, said to the New York Times that it’s a “look at the tradition of the Yankees from the 1930s to the present day.”
The fact that Kirmser, who’s also accredited with producing Lombardi in 2010 and Magic/Bird in 2012, is just one of the very few details that have been released. It will be interesting to see how the Yankees’ story does, as Kirmser has mixed reviews behind her name. Lombardi, the show about iconic Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, was a huge success on Broadway. Magic/Bird on the other hand, ran only 37 of their scheduled shows before being forced to close due to poor attendance.
Of course this won’t be the first time baseball, or even the Yankees, have taken the stage. Who could forget Damn Yankees, the musical in 1955 that played over a thousand shows and that was so popular it became a revival in later years. Here’s hoping that this one is as successful!