The new musical based on the popular film premieres September 3rd – Will Swenson, Melissa Errico and John Behlmann of Bull Durham Cast
Bull Durham, a new musical based on the popular film, is coming to the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta on September 3 until October 5, 2014. The production is directed by Kip Fagan, with music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, “one of the most innovative songwriters working today.” Bull Durham is based on the book written by Academy Award-nominee Ron Shelton, who is also director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie.
Bull Durham, loosely based on Ron Shelton’s experiences on and off the field with a Minor League Baseball team, tells the story of three lives brought together by America’s two favorite pastimes. Veteran catcher “Crash” Davis (Will Swenson) has been brought to the Durham Bulls to prepare rookie Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (John Behlmann), a hot rod pitcher with a “million dollar arm and a five cent head,” for the majors. Annie Savoy (Melissa Errico), self-appointed high priestess and muse of the Bulls, has a hard decision to make – every season she transforms one lucky player from an also-ran to an all-star by sharing with them her wisdom, experience and bed. The love triangle heats up quickly as each character struggles with their own desires and hopes for what the future holds. A pitch perfect blend of comedy, baseball, and steamy romance, Bull Durham will leave you cheering from the stands.
John Behlmann made his Broadway debut in the Tony award winning Journey’s End and has starred in the Tony nominated play The 39 Steps. Melissa Errico is a Tony Award nominee for her work in Amour. She was seen Off-Broadway as Clara in the recent revival of Passion and has a recurring role on Stephen Soderbergh’s upcoming Cinemax series “The Knick.” Will Swenson can currently be seen as ‘Inspector Javert’ on Broadway in Les Misérables and is a Tony award nominee for his work in Hair.
The creative team also includes Emmy Award-winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse, Tony Award-winner Derek McLane (scenic design), Tony Award-nominee Toni Leslie James (costume design) and Jason DeBord (music director).
For tickets and more information, visit alliancetheatre.org/bulldurham or call 404-733-5000.