Lombardi

Run Time:
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: October 21, 2010
Closing: May 22, 2011

Lombardi - 2010 - Broadway History , Info & More

Lombardi, a new American play from Academy Award-winning playwright Eric Simonson, is based on the best-selling Vince Lombardi biography “When Pride Still Mattered”, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss.



Sport produces great human drama and there is no greater sports icon to bring to theatrical life than a man recognized not only as one of the greatest coaches of all time, but one of the most compelling and oft-quoted individuals in American pop culture in the 20th century. Though football’s Super Bowl trophy is named for him, so few know the real story of Vince Lombardi the man – his inspiration, his passion, and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible. In a time when people continue to look for shortcuts to success, his story demonstrates that hard work, discipline, respect and time are the crucial elements to victory.

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Lombardi

A Good One for the Guys
9 / 10

Mr. Lauria, whom TV viewers will remember from "The Wonder Years," knows a dream part when he sees one, and makes the most of this one. He plays Mr. Lombardi like a warmer but comparably tough version of George C. Scott's Patton, and lurking beneath the buzzsaw bluster of his win-or-else tirades is a stealthy note of Pattonesque desperation, the fear that he'll blow his last chance to make it as a head coach. Indeed, I was startled by the cinder-dark passion with which Mr. Lauria assures Keith Nobbs, the geeky reporter-interlocutor who narrates "Lombardi," that he'd "just as soon die" as watch the Packers slip back into second place. I believed it, and so will you.

Lombardi
9 / 10

Perhaps that's the real magic of this piece—it really is for everyone, fan and novice alike. I thoroughly enjoyed this production, but that should be expected as I am an ex-football player who knows what it is like to grind it out in the trenches of the line of scrimmage. Yet my companion, who is neither a fan nor particularly fond of football, equally enjoyed the production. Credit the stellar performances of this ensemble cast, particularly that of Lauria, who triumphs as the embodiment of an icon, plus terrific direction and design. And credit an imaginative playwright who has written a loving tribute to the legend that is Lombardi.

BWW TV Closing Flashback: LOMBARDI on Broadway! by Robert Diamond - May 22, 2011

Broadway's LOMBARDI will play its final performance on Sunday May 22. Here's a look back at scenes from the production which opened on October 21 and will have played a total of 30 previews and 244 regular performances.

LOMBARDI to Close Today on Broadway by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Broadway's LOMBARDI will play its final performance on Sunday May 22.

Broadway Beat Tony Interview Special: Judith Light! by Broadway Beat - May 5, 2011

The 2011 Tony Award nominees were announced live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Yesterday, the proud nominees gathered at the Millenium Hotel in Times Square to celebrate and meet the press. Broadway Beat was on hand, of course, to speak with all of the proud nominees. In anticipation of Tony night on June 12, 2011, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you new clips of the stars in conversation each week so be sure to check back! Below, we bring you Judith Light.

LOMBARDI to Close May 22 by Kelsey Denette - May 4, 2011

The producers of Broadway's LOMBARDI announced today that the show will play its final performance on Sunday May 22. Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo said, 'LOMBARDI was a story that we wanted to tell and an idea that we believed in. We wanted to attract both an audience which had never set foot in a Broadway theatre, and to satisfy the traditional theatre goer. Vince Lombardi's remarkable life offered us the opportunity to assemble a cast made in heaven, and a creative dream team.'

Dan Lauria & Jim Taylor Set for LOMBARDI Talkback, 4/30 by Nicole Rosky - April 27, 2011

On Saturday afternoon April 30 following LOMBARDI's matinee, star Dan Lauria will make history when he takes the podium at Radio City Music Hall to announce the Green Bay Packers' sixth round draft pick - in costume and in character. While teams have had former and current players make their selection, it is the first time that an actor will make a selection for a professional sports team during a draft. Lauria's portrayal of the legendary coach has been called 'compelling' and 'mesmerizing,' by Variety, and WOR Radio says that 'he nailed it.' The NFL made their own history with LOMBARDI, when they made their producing debut with the show, now the longest running play on Broadway.

Photo Coverage: Tony di Napoli Inducts Dan Lauria & Judith Light to Broadway Wall of Fame by Monica Simoes - April 20, 2011

Yesterday, April 19, Dan Lauria and Judith Light became the newest additions to Tony's di Napoli's prestigious Broadway Wall of Fame. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the unveiling and brings you photo coverage below.

LOMBARDI To Donate $10,000 to American Cancer Society by Gabrielle Sierra - April 7, 2011

Following LOMBARDI's fund raising drive during Colon Cancer Awareness month, producers of the long running Broadway play will donate $10,000 to The American Cancer Society.

LOMBARDI Hosts the 1991 New York Giants Super Bowl Trophy 3/15-20 by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2011

From March 15-20, the Broadway show LOMBARDI will host the 1991 New York Giants Super Bowl Trophy in the lower lobby of The Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street west of Broadway)

LOMBARDI Announces Talkback With NY Giants Coach Tom Coughlin, 3/10 by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2011

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin will host a post-show talkback this Thursday, March 10 after the performance.

LOMBARDI Announces Talkback With NY Giants Coach Tom Coughlin by Gabrielle Sierra - March 8, 2011

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin will host a post-show talkback this Thursday, March 10 after the performance.

LOMBARDI To Donate $2 For Every Ticket Sold in March to Colon Cancer Research by BWW News Desk - March 7, 2011

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. This year, the Broadway show LOMBARDI, which celebrates the life of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, will donate $2 to colon cancer research for every ticket sold for a March performance for the period from March 7-31 2011.

LOMBARDI To Donate $2 For Every Ticket Sold in March to Colon Cancer Research by Gabrielle Sierra - March 4, 2011

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. This year, the Broadway show LOMBARDI, which celebrates the life of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, will donate $2 to colon cancer research for every ticket sold for a March performance for the period from March 7-31 2011.

LOMBARDI Hosts the 1991 New York Giants Super Bowl Trophy by Gabrielle Sierra - February 28, 2011

From March 15-20, the Broadway show LOMBARDI will host the 1991 New York Giants Super Bowl Trophy in the lower lobby of The Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street west of Broadway)

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Honors LOMBARDI's Judith Light with Caricature by Kevin Thomas Garcia - February 11, 2011

Judith Light has received rave reviews for her performance as Marie Lombardi opposite Dan Lauria as the legendary football coach Vince Lombardi in the new Broadway play LOMBARDI. In honor of her performance and career, Light was presented with her Sardi's caricature yesterday, February 10. Lauria's Sardi's caricature was also brought out for the occasion. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the photo op and brings you photo coverage below.

STAGE TUBE: Dan Lauria on Good Day New York by BroadwayWorld TV - February 9, 2011

Dan Lauria stopped by the WNYC Fox 5 Studios on Friday, February 4 to chat with "Good Day New York" about the Super Bowl and his starring role in LOMBARDI on Broadway.

STAGE TUBE: LOMBARDI's Dan Lauria Visits David Letterman by BroadwayWorld TV - February 9, 2011

Last night, February 8, Dan Lauria, currently starring as the legendary Vince Lombardi in Broadway's LOMBARDI, visited David Letterman for an encore performance. Last Thursday, Lauria helped introduce the day's Top Ten in character as the iconic football coach. Click below for his appearance!

Lombardi FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Lombardi has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2010.
Lombardi has been nominated for the Outstanding Set Design award at the Drama Desk Awards. The nominations were for David Korins and Zachary Boroway.

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