LOMBARDI Opens on Broadway, 10/21
The new Broadway play LOMBARDI, starring Dan Lauria as the legendary Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi and Judith Light as his wife Marie, opens Thursday October 21 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, (50th, west of Broadway).The audience on opening night will include NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy, New York Giants Co-Owners John Mara and Jonathan Tisch, Bob Costas, former New York Yankee Lee Mazzilli, Vince's daughter Susan Lombardi, and former Green Bay Packers Chuck Mercein and Jerry Kramer; as well as Paul Hornung, Dave Robinson, and Jim Taylor who are featured as characters in the play. Other celebrities attending include Kate Mara, Max Minghella, Rachel Dratch, Michael Urie, Sarah Paulson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Katie Finneran, Wendie Malick, Memphis writer Joe DiPietro, Tyne Daly, The Sopranos' Dan Grimaldi, Jack Klugman, and Regis Philbin.See and hear the show's stars on these news outlets this week:Thursday October 21:
· Dan Lauria, Judith Light and Chris Sullivan will be interviewed on "Good Day New York" at 6:50 AM, 9:45 AM and on the 5 PM news. Channel 5 in New York.
· Judith Light will be a guest on "Live with Regis & Kelly" (WABC TV at 9 AM)
Directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail, LOMBARDI is an original play written by Academy Award winner Eric Simonson and based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss. Joining producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser as special producing partner is the National Football League, marking the organization's first foray on Broadway. The cast also features Keith Nobbs as Michael McCormick, Bill Dawes as Paul Hornung, Robert Christopher Riley as Dave Robinson and Chris Sullivan as Jim Taylor.www.lombardibroadway.com