Baseball and romance go toe to toe in this world premiere musical opening the Alliance Theatre’s mainstage season and likely headed to Broadway. It’s based on the iconic 1988 movie and writer Ron Shelton’s own minor-league baseball experiences. The big three here are Will Swenson (Broadway’s Hair and the new Les Miz) as aging catcher “Crash” Davis; John Behlmann as phenom pitcher Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh; and Melissa Errico (Broadway’s White Christmas, High Society, My Fair Lady) as baseball high priestess Annie Savoy. The score, says composer Susan Werner, “lives at the intersection of sports and sex.” With that in mind, we advise you that this Bull Durham is recommended for ages 16 and up. (Pictured, from left: Swenson, Errico, Behlmann)
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