LOMBARDI’S JUDITH LIGHT ON TOWLEROAD.COM ON WORLD AIDS DAY
To mark World AIDS Day, Towleroad’s Kevin Sessums interviewed actress and activist Judith Light about AIDS activism, her relationship with the LGBT community, and starring in LOMBARDI on Broadway.
Sessums writes, “Though she has become known for the vast range of her work on television, she is a stage creature at heart. And there is so much heart in her performance of Marie Lombardi. There is not a false moment in her performance, a wasted gesture… Light is giving one of the great stage performances of the last few Broadway seasons. Do not miss it.”
“Light and I talked a lot about the Lombardis and football and how she goes about building a character when I met with her at Circle in the Square before a Saturday matinee. But her true passion began to surface when our talk turned to her help in the fight for gay rights and the history of AIDS within the gay community and how the epidemic proved to be the community’s shining moment as well as its most tragic.”
To read the interview in its entirety, CLICK HERE.
Directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail, LOMBARDI is an original play by Academy Award-winning playwright Eric Simonson, based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize winner 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. Joining producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser as special producing partner is the National Football League, marking the organization’s first foray on Broadway.
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