Jake LaMotta and Denise Baker Set for Lady and the Champ
The evening of stories, songs, and videos is directed by Denise Baker, who will appear in the production alongside Patrick Jude and Carl Shimkin. It is co-written by Baker and Bonnie Lee Sanders, and Joel Diamond serves as musical director.
Lady and the Champ will look back on the life of the now 89-year-old LaMotta, a former middleweight champion whose career dates back to the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His life was immortalized on screen by Robert DeNiro in the film Raging Bull.