Lombardi Broadway Tickets - Football Takes The Main Stage!
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Football season is not just for the stadium, thanks to the Lombardi Broadway production it now takes place on stage as well. The exiting new American play will begin previews on September 23, 2010 and tells the true story of the inspiring pro-football coach. The main role of the man, legend and sports icon will be played by Dan Lauria, well known in pop culture for playing the father for the popular 1980's television show "The Wonder Years". Written by Eric Simonson, the highly anticipated stage show will officially open at the Circle In The Square Theatre on October 21, 2010.
Simonson’s stage play for Lombardi Broadway is based on the autobiography "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi". The best selling book was written by David Maraniss who has received a Pulitzer Prize for previous work. The story starts out following Lombardi from a young boy in Brooklyn and follows his uplifting career through the huge Successes with the Green Bay Packers from 1959-1967. The coach became legendary for his gridiron strategies, which were used to lead the Packers to five league championships.
Lombardi took advantage of a pre Broadway week long run between July 22 through July 28. The new play was performed for audiences at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts in Massachusetts. With the Broadway show's opening looming in the midst Lombardi ticket sales are showing demand.
The iconic status which Lombardi has been showered is a display of his work ethic. More so than most notable pro athletes from the 1960's Lombardi's name is one that does not dim over time. Greatly appreciated for his sometimes quirky leadership, many of his mantras are still recited today from top athletes covering a variety of sports. So well know he has become weaved into American pop culture that it would be difficult to find anyone who was unaware of the name just from the trophy which is presented after the final whistle of the Super Bowl.
Mr. Lauria sounds excited and honored to be playing the role. Lauria grew up in Lindenhurst, N.Y, part of a small Italian-Irish neighborhood. He played high school ball, which led to a scholarship for college and even enjoyed a year as assistant coach for the high school. His New York theater resume includes Ears on a Beatle, A Stone Carver, The Winning Streak and Inspecting Carole. Besides his most well known role as "" in "The Wonder Years" Lauria has enjoyed great success on both the small and big screen in such shows as CSI, ER, The Bronx is Burning, Law and Order: SVU, Stakeout, Big Momma’s House 2 and Alien Trespass.
The Lombardi Broadway opening is certain to be a big hit on the fresh fall season for both the theater lover and sports fanatic. It is sure to bring some new faces along the Great White Way as the production is brought by Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser in association with the NFL. The play will be a first for the National Football League, which is allowing full use of their logo's, film footage and even music tracks. While Lombardi will appeal mostly to those familiar with the man and his history it is sure to be a big hit just based on the aspiring story as well as the best selling book the show is based on. Lombardi Broadway tickets are on sale now! so check out our great inventory and make a date with Broadway!
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