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    Johnny Baseball

    Presented by at Loeb Drama Center

    May 16 - July 11, 2010


    Johnny Baseball

    After the Red Sox’s stunning collapse in the 2003 playoffs, a baseball-obsessed team of musical theater writers (one long-suffering Sox fan and two smug yet oddly sympathetic Yankees fans) began searching for the source of Red Sox’s infamous Curse. Their journey yielded surprising conclusions and a clever new musical. Johnny Baseball is an exhilarating blend of fact, fiction, and the mystical power of the game. It traces the origin of the Curse to a collision of three orphaned souls: Johnny O’Brien, a hard-luck right-hander on the 1919 Sox; his idol, Babe Ruth; and Daisy Wyatt, a dazzling African American blues singer and the love of Johnny’s life. The entanglements of love, friendship, and betrayal in these lives contain both the reason for the Curse and the secret to its end off the bat of Big Papi in 2004. Johnny Baseball packs a thoughtful commentary on American social history into a funny, heartfelt and spirited musical that will bring cheers and tears to baseball fans everywhere.

    Loeb Drama Center

    64 Brattle Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun @ 7:30pm; Fri & Sat @ 8:00pm; Sat, Sun @ 2:00pm.

    Phone: 617-547-8300

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    • Event Name: Johnny Baseball
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Worth Your Time!"
      Review posted by: JMS from Wellesley, MA, Jul 05, 2010

      This was a wonderful show - great music, lyrics, acting. The staging is compelling and the humor is infectious! All of the actors are terrific. I want to especially commend the lead actress, who... Expand

    • Event Name: Johnny Baseball
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Really great"
      Review posted by: dc from Boston, Jul 05, 2010

      A terrific show, combining the fanaticism of the Red Sox Nation with a look at the city's history and reputation with the player community.

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