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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (New York, NY)
261 W. 47th St.

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Most people know the story of Rudy, the small kid from Illinois who was determined to play football for Notre Dame despite having neither a strong academic nor athletic background. But not many know the rest of the story, including how the iconic movie "Rudy" came to be made through the persistence of the man at its center.

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger takes to a Broadway stage for the first time to share his incredible story. Hear in his own words how he succeeded in getting into, and playing for Notre Dame, despite dozens of rejections. And hear how Rudy got his story out to the world, making him a household name synonymous with determination and refusal to quit.



RUDY's Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger Will Make Broadway Debut in One-Night-Only Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

The Producers' Society, Dicks+Nanton Productions, and Executive Producers Nick Nanton and J.W. Dicks have just announced the one-night only world premiere of Dream Big: Rudy Ruettiger Live on Broadway. (more...)