NEW HOPE The Bucks County Playhouse announced last week it will open its 2015 season in April with a 21/2-week run of

National Pastime

, a musical comedy about baseball and a struggling Iowa radio station set in the 1930s.

Among the cast will be several Broadway performers with credits that include The Book of Mormon, Cinderella, and Anything Goes, the playhouse said.

The show will be directed by Hunter Foster and choreographed by Lorin Latarro, both of whom were involved in productions at the playhouse last year.

Once considered one of the country's leading summer theaters, the Bucks County Playhouse has reinvigorated its tradition of staging summer shows after reopening in 2012.

National Pastime will run from April 2 to 19, the playhouse said. This summer, there will be productions of Company by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, and Animal Crackers by George S. Kaufman.

Tickets to National Pastime begin at $29. For more information, visit

- Chris Palmer