(WXYZ) - Award winning author Mitch Albom play about the life of Detroit Tiger's Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell has become so popular it has been extended three times since it premiered in 2011.
"Ernie" has become the highest attended show in the history of the City Theater.
During its first season it was seen by more than 30,000 people and because of this the play was able to donate $30,000 to the Ernie Harwell Foundation, as well as to some of his favorite charities.
"Ernie" begins with Harwell's last night at Comerica Park in September of 2009. Just before going onto the field he meets a young boy who is eager to know about who he is, leading him to give the "broadcast of his life."
The play has footage of historic baseball moments, and showcases those famous Harwell calls.
Fans attending the show will get a glance at the moments that Ernie got with the Great Bambino and Ty Cobb.
They will also get to see how he recreated games on the radio during the early days of his announcing career and learn all about his broadcasts of the Tigers' 1968 and 1984 World Series.
Tickets are still at their low price of $20 and $25 dollars. You can get more information at http://OlympiaEntertainment.com.
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