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'Bronx Bombers' is Broadway bound

Francois Battiste as Elston Howard, C.J. Wilson as

Francois Battiste as Elston Howard, C.J. Wilson as Babe Ruth, John Wernke as Lou Gehrig, Chris Henry Coffey as Joe DiMaggio, Bill Dawes as Mickey Mantle and Keith Nobbs as Billy Martin in the Primary Stages production of Bronx Bombers at The Duke on 42nd Street � 2013 James Leynse. Credit: James Leynse

Undaunted by my mostly negative review last week, the producers of "Bronx Bombers" announced Monday that the show would move to Broadway early next year, with previews starting Jan. 10 and an official opening Feb. 6 at Circle in the Square Theater.

The big roster move is a new set of actors playing Yogi and Carmen Berra - the husband-and-wife duo of Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne.

There also are expected to be additional production elements that were not seen in the Off-Broadway version, including the use of video, as well as tweaks to the script. I think/hope.

Scolari still is best known by many for his roles on the long-ago TV shows "Bosom Buddies" and "Newhart" but he also is a veteran stage actor.

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