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Who remembers the 1988 blockbuster BULL DURHAM starring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon? Well, the Alliance Theatre’s upcoming world premiere has begun rehearsal of the stage adaptation as a new musical based on the beloved film.
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 has been brought to the Durham Bulls to prepare rookie Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh, a hot rod pitcher with a “million dollar arm and a five cent head,” for the majors. Annie Savoy, 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. BULL DURHAM is a pitch perfect blend of comedy, drama, and steamy romance.
Broadway veterans John Behlmann, Melissa Errico, and Will Swenson will star as the Veteran catcher “Crash” Davis (Swenson), rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh (Behlmann) and Annie Savoy (Errico).
Performances for BULL DURHAM are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm, September 3 – October 5, 2014. Opening Night is September 13, 2014, at 8:00 pm. There will be no 2:30 pm performance on September 6.
Tickets start at $25 and are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling 404.733.5000. Tickets are also available online at www.alliancetheatre.org/bulldurham. Discounted rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404.733.4690. Discounted rates are also available for members of the military, seniors, and students. The Alliance Theatre is located at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, at the corner of Peachtree and 15thStreet.