The New York Yankees today announced that Yankee Stadium will host the second annual "Bombers Boomer Broadway Softball Classic" on Thursday, June 14, 2012.
The second annual doubleheader will include two seven-inning games, with current Broadway stars facing off in the first game and WFAN All-Stars and TV personalities playing New York Yankees alumni in the second game.
Those scheduled to participate include singer Joe Jonas; Broadway stars Nick Jonas, Kathleen Marshall, Kelli O'Hara, Jeremy Jordan, Paul Nolan and Constantine Maroulis; former Yankees Ron Blomberg, Homer Bush, Brian Doyle, John Flaherty, Charlie Hayes, Lee Mazzilli and Mickey Rivers; WFAN morning show personalities Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton; TV star Steve Schirripa; NBC's co-host of Today's Professionals Star Jones; CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo and Fox 5 Good Day New York hosts Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto.
Prior to the first game, Michael Cerveris, who is a 2012 Tony Award Nominee for his role in Broadway's Evita, will perform the national anthem before taking the field with the Broadway stars.
Members of the Broadway Show League-consisting of various Broadway stars-will form the two teams in the event's first game, scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. The second game-between the WFAN All-Stars and New York Yankees alumni-will start at approximately 12:00 p.m.
A limited number of tickets are available for purchase by visiting the Boomer Esiason Foundation website (http://www.esiason.org) or through the Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation Fighting Cystic Fibrosis and The Actors Fund.
Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. Credential-holding guests should enter Yankee Stadium only through the Gate 4 Suite Entrance.