Bombers on Broadway

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The cast of 'Bronx Bombers.' The cast of 'Bronx Bombers.' (Joan Marcus)

A lineup of famous Yankees from several eras past and present are on the same stage in Bronx Bombers, a new play now running at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter are the roster bookends in Robert Simonson's play, which centers on famed catcher Yogi Berra, played by Peter Scolari. The play’s first act is set in 1977, when Berra was a coach with the Yankees. In the second act, the dimension of time is set aside, allowing a meeting of legendary Yankee team members.

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood lets us know whether Simonson has hit a theatrical home run or a strikeout with Bronx Bombers.

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