Boston Red Sox http://wamc.org en "Johnny Baseball" at Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/johnny-baseball-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Red Sox musical <em>Johnny Baseball</em> is now running on the Nikos Stage at the <a href="http://www.wtfestival.org">Williamstown Theatre Festival</a>.</p><p><em>Johnny Baseball</em> brings to life the "Curse of the Bambino" through the stories of three orphaned souls -- hard-luck 1919 Red Sox right-hander Johnny O'Brien; his idol, Babe Ruth, and Daisy Wyatt, a dazzling African-American blues singer. Their intertwining fates reveal the source of the curse and the secret to its triumphant end in 2004, while also examining social and racial undertones that have impacted the team throughout its history.</p><p>Willie Reale wrote the lyrics and conceived the story of <em>Johnny Baseball</em> with playwright Richard Dresser.</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70065 at http://wamc.org "Johnny Baseball" at Williamstown Theatre Festival Vox Pop : Open Forum – Baseball : 4/4/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-baseball-4412 <p>It is finally here; tonight marks the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season, otherwise known as opening day.</p><p>We&rsquo;re talking baseball today and we want your take on the upcoming season. Will the New York Yankess re-take the crown and continue their overall winning record? Can the Boston Red Sox pull another coup and take the American League East pennant? Will the New York Mets&rsquo; wins add up to double digits?</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 36215 at http://wamc.org