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Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli Inducts Dan Lauria & Judith Light to Broadway Wall of Fame

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Yesterday, April 19, Dan Lauria and Judith Light became the newest additions to Tony's di Napoli's prestigious Broadway Wall of Fame.  BroadwayWorld was on hand for the unveiling and brings you photo coverage below. The party hosted by Bruce Dimpflmaier and Tony's di Napoli Restaurant. The event produced and portrait unveiling emceed by Valerie Smaldone. The portrait was created by Dan May.

Autographed poster copies will be auctioned off at a future event to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Coach Lombardi was a fighter all his life and never let a battle stop him from reaching his goals, both on and off the field. But there was one opponent that even Coach couldn't defeat on his own; he was just 57 years old when he succumbed to colon cancer. Today, thanks to simple medical screenings, everyone has the means to diagnose and stop colorectal cancer before it's too late.

LOMBARDI is currently the longest running play on Broadway: it opened in October at Circle in the Square Theatre. Directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail, LOMBARDI is an original play by Academy Award-winning playwright Eric Simonson, based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss.

Starring Dan Lauria as the legendary Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi and Judith Light as his wife Marie, LOMBARDI also features Keith Nobbs as Michael McCormick, Bill Dawes as Paul Hornung, Robert Christopher Riley as Dave Robinson and Chris Sullivan as Jim Taylor. Joining producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser as special producing partner is the National Football League, marking the organization's first foray on Broadway.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or in person at the Box Office (50th Street, West of Broadway).

For more information, visit www.lombardibroadway.com.

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At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.


 
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