producer http://wamc.org en "Bronx Bombers" Begins Previews Next Week http://wamc.org/post/bronx-bombers-begins-previews-next-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.bronxbombersplay.com/"><em>Bronx Bombers</em></a> is a new play from the team behind Broadway's <em>Lombardi</em> that follows beloved icon Yogi Berra and his wife Carmen through a century of the team's trials and triumphs, bringing generations of Yankee greats together on one stage.</p><p>The show - written and directed by Eric Simonson - begins previews at Circle In The Square Theatre in New York City next week with Peter Scolari in the role of Yogi Berra and his real-life wife, Tracy Shayne, as Yogi’s wife, Carmen, with other accomplished actors portraying Reggie Jackson, Lou Gehrig, Derek Jeter, and other iconic Pinstripers.</p><p><em>Bronx Bombers</em> is an original project conceived and commissioned by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo. Together they bring new, original plays to the stage combining the drama of sports and entertainment through <a href="http://www.kirmserponturo.com/‎">Kirmser Ponturo Group</a>. <em>Lombardi</em> and <em>Magic/Bird</em> were the first two productions in the series - <em>Bronx Bombers</em> is the third.</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 81043 at http://wamc.org "Bronx Bombers" Begins Previews Next Week Blue Note's Don Was Skidmore's Carr Lecturer http://wamc.org/post/blue-notes-don-was-skidmores-carr-lecturer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Widely recognized as one of the best record producers working, Don Was has worked with artists including Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Willie Nelson and Brian Wilson. He has earned multiple Grammy Awards including Producer of the Year in 1995. A native of Detroit, Was grew up listening to jazz, blues, and the Rolling Stones.</p><p>He presented Skidmore College’s annual Carr Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture on Monday, April 1.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61244 at http://wamc.org Blue Note's Don Was Skidmore's Carr Lecturer