Stephanie Umoh and Colin O'Donnell
star in Johnny Baseball
(Photo courtesy of the company)
Stephanie Umoh and Colin O'Donnell
star in Johnny Baseball
(Photo courtesy of the company)
American Repertory Theater's world premiere production of Johnny Baseball at the Loeb Drama Center has been extended until July 11.

Diane Paulus directs the musical, which features choreography by Peter Pucci. The show has a book by Richard Dresser, music by Robert Reale, and lyrics by Willie Reale.

The show is a blend of fact, fiction, and the mystical power of the game of baseball which attempts to trace the origin of the famed "Red Sox Curse." The company features Colin Donnell as Johnny OBrien, Stephanie Umoh as Daisy Wyatt, Burke Moses as Babe Ruth, Charl Brown as Tim, Jeff Brooks as Tom Yawkey, and Charles Turner as a fan, with Joe Cassidy, Paula Leggett Chase, Kaitlin Davidson, Alan H. Green, Carly Jibson, Robert McClure, and Kirsten Wyatt.

The musicians are Tim Ray, piano; Mark Pinto, piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone; Robert Bowlby, flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone; Rod Ferland, clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone; Jay Daly, trumpet. flugelhorn; Robert Couture, trombone, euphonium; Joseph Higgins, bass; Michael Ambroszewski, percussion.

Musical direction and vocal arrangements are by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett, with musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. The creative team includes two-time Tony Award winners Scott Pask (scenic design) and Donald Holder (lighting design), along with Michael McDonald (costume design), and ACME Soundpartners (sound design).

For TheaterMania's review of Johnny Baseball, click here.

For further information, visit: www.AmericanRepertoryTheater.org.