“Bull Durham”, one of the best sports movies of all-time, will premiere as a musical in September 2014 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.
The 1988 romantic comedy, directed by Ron Shelton the film was adapted from his Oscar-nominated screenplay. The story follows veteran catcher “Crash” Davis’ experiences after being acquired to prepare the North Carolina Durham Bulls’ undisciplined rookie pitcher, Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) for the season. A complicated romantic triangle develops when team groupie Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) applies her distinct views of the sport.
Kip Fagan, known for his Off Broadway stagings of Jesse Eisenberg’s plays “Asuncion” and “The Revisionist”, will direct the Bull Durham musical, with Joshua Bergasse (NBC’s “Smash”) handling choreography. Casting and production schedule will be announced at a later date.