STAGE TUBE: LOMBARDI's Lauria Appears On Good Morning America
Dan Lauria, star of Broadway's LOMBARDI, braved blizzard conditions this morning to be part of GOOD MORNING AMERICA's annual coat drive. He presented the iconic camel coat he wears as Vince Lombardi in the Broadway hit, along with other coats from the show's company. Each year, GMA joins forces with Burlington Coat Factory for the Warm Coats + Warm Hearts Drive
and the non-profit organization, One Warm Coat. LOMBARDI also plays a special holiday performance tonight, Monday December 27 at 8 PM at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre, 50th Street, west of Broadway.
LOMBARDI opened in October to raves:
"Eric Simonson has given us an extremely well-crafted piece of intelligent middlebrow theater, a regular-guy equivalent of Frost/Nixon. A good one for the guys. It is both tasty and filling. I know nothing about football and less about the Green Bay Packers, but LOMBARDI held my attention from start to finish, and when it was over, I went home feeling properly entertained." Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
"There's a place for LOMBARDI in the Broadway huddle... It is theatrical catnip for husbands or boyfriends otherwise reluctant to see most Broadway shows: Football! Vince Lombardi! The legendary Packers!" The Associated Press
"Even if you never cared about Lombardi, you will enjoy LOMBARDI. And that really is everything." Mike Vaccaro, New York Post
"I loved LOMBARDI" Fox Five
"A rare Broadway drama that's also a real crowd-pleaser." AOL
"Sports fans will get a huge kick out of the it, but there's plenty for the uninitiated as well. As entertainment, LOMBARDI scores points." Roma Torre, NY1
"With its uniformly good cast, tight direction and frequent flashes of humor, Lombardi is solid playing in every sense of the word." David Cote, Time Out New York
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. The production opened in October at Circle in the Square Theatre.
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).
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