Author Mitch Albom plans Harwell stage play
Best-selling author Mitch Albom is planning a stage play based
on the life of the late Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie
Albom said Thursday that the show called ”Ernie” will premiere
next year at the City Theatre in Detroit. Casting will begin in
Albom says Harwell’s ”story transcends sports” and ”is a rich
and wonderful subject for the stage.” Harwell died in May at the
age of 92, months after being diagnosed with inoperable cancer of
the bile duct.
Albom is an award-winning columnist with the Detroit Free Press
and a radio show host who knew Harwell for 25 years. His plays
include ”Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” and ”Tuesdays With Morrie,”
which is based on Albom’s book of the same name.