The Broadway Bombers

The playwright Eric Simonson who wrote “Magic/Bird” and “Lombardi” will now direct his latest play, “Bronx Bombers,” a drama about the New York Yankees, this fall at the Duke on 42nd Street. The show is to run Sept. 17 through Oct. 19, with opening night to be announced and with hopes to move to Broadway.

JoePantolianoasRalphCifarettoThe Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Pantoliano (“The Sopranos”) will portray Yogi Berra in a play that also includes as characters Derek Jeter (Christopher Jackson of “In the Heights”), Reggie Jackson (Francois Battiste), Joe DiMaggio (Chris Henry Coffey), Mickey Mantle (Bill Dawes), Billy Martin (Keith Nobbs) and Lou Gehrig (John Wernke).

Casting for the roles of Carmen Berra, Yogi Berra’s wife, and Babe Ruth are to be announced.