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LOMBARDI Producers Donate Thousands in Thanks to Berkshire Arts and Sports Programs


The Berkshire Eagle reports that LOMBARDI producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser have donated $7,000 to local sports and arts programs in thanks of their support of the incoming Broadway production. LOMBARDI is currently running at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center where it has played all week.  The final performance is tonight, July 28 in that location before making the move to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre.

Starring Dan Lauria and Judith Light as Vince and Marie Lombardi, LOMBARDI is written by Academy Award winning playwright Eric Simonson and directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail. Joining Ponturo and Kirmser as special producing partner is the National Football League, marking the organization's first foray on Broadway. LOMBARDI is based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, by Pulitzer Prize winning author David Maraniss.

The cast features Keith Nobbs as Michael McCormick, Bill Dawes as Paul Hornung, Robert Christopher Riley as Dave Robinson and Chris Sullivan as Jim Taylor. It will open Thursday, October 21, 2010. Previews will begin Thursday, September 23, following a July 22-28 engagement at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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