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Friday, March 01, 2013

Mickey Mantle play in the works from pop music author David Leaf

Yea, but Oklahomer! is one goofy assed title.

It looks like “batter up!” again on the theatrical boards: Mickey Mantle is the subject of a new play that writer-producer David Leaf is working on with the cooperation of Danny and David Mantle, sons of the incredibly talented but careless New York Yankees star, who died in 1995.

Broadway World reports that Leaf has begun putting a team together for the show, which has Broadway ambitions.

He’s known for delving into the lives of pop music heroes, first gaining notice with his 1978 book, “The Beach Boys and the California Myth,” then directing or co-directing the documentary films “The Night James Brown Saved Boston” and “The U.S. Versus John Lennon.”

Leaf told Broadway World that Mantle was his first hero, and promises to “bring him to life, flaws and all” on the stage. Together with Willie Mays, Mantle brought a previously unseen combination of power and speed to ballparks of the 1950s and ‘60s. But Mantle was plagued by injuries and undermined by alcoholism and after-hours carousing during his playing days.

Repoz Posted: March 01, 2013 at 06:43 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: March 02, 2013 at 12:23 AM (#4378864)
sons of the incredibly talented but careless New York Yankees star


careless? he fell into an open manhole or somesuch? or is this about his arrogant disregard of 1951 sprinkler systems...

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