LOMBARDI Celebrates 200 Performances!

By: Apr. 21, 2011
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LOMBARDI, now the longest running new play on Broadway, celebrated its 200th performance last Friday, and was honored on Tuesday night with a party at Tony's Di Napoli restaurant at which a stunning oil portrait of stars Dan Lauria and Judith Light was revealed; it will be the newest addition to Tony's prestigious Broadway Wall of Fame. Autographed poster copies will be auctioned off at a future event to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The party was hosted by Bruce Dimpflmaier and Tony's di Napoli Restaurant. Valerie Smaldone produced and emceed the evening. The portrait is by Dan May.

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 2010 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).