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LOMBARDI in the News

LOMBARDI

In The News

The hit Broadway play LOMBARDI, starring Dan Lauria as the legendary Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi and Judith Light as his wife Marie, opened on Thursday, October 21 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. 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.

The production has been featured in the news recently.

SHOWTIME “Inside the NFL”

Inside the NFL comes to Broadway to interview the cast of LOMBARDI, catch some rehearsal, and take a back stage tour of Circle in the Square.  Click above to watch video.

WNBC “LX New York”

Judith Light joins us in the studio to talk about being on Broadway in the play Lombardi and how it’s not just for football fanatics.  Click above to watch video.

Fast Chat: Dan Lauria has a field day in ‘Lombardi’

BY JOSEPH V. AMODIO

Newsday

Dan Lauria sits with a bowl of mushroom barley soup at a diner near the Circle in the Square theater, where he stars in “Lombardi,” a new play that opened last week.

The famous gruff TV dad – from “The Wonder Years” – plays legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, with a famous TV mom – Judith Light, of “Who’s the Boss?” – as his ever-patient, wisecracking wife. The play reveals the fragile, complicated relationship they maintained while he did the impossible: transform a lousy NFL team into a winning machine that nabbed five league championships in seven years. No other coach has come close to that feat. Continue reading

Watch LOMBARDI’s Judith Light on WNBC’s “LX New York”

LOMBARDI’s JUDITH LIGHT

on WNBC’s “LX NEW YORK”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Judith Light, currently starring opposite Dan Lauria as the legendary football coach Vince Lombardi’s wife Marie in the new Broadway play LOMBARDI, was a guest on WNBC’s “LX New York” 5pm newscast on Thursday, November 4.  Follow the link to check out the interview: http://tinyurl.com/3af6ue7.

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“NFL on FOX” features Broadway’s LOMBARDI

NFL on FOX  FEATURES BROADWAY’S LOMBARDI


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NFL on FOX featured Broadway’s LOMBARDI before the game on Sunday October 31. LOMBARDI stars Dan Lauria and Judith Light as Vince and Marie Lombardi.  See interviews with the stars and rare archival footage of Vince Lombardi, as well as comments from the actors who portray the actual athletes who played for Vince Lombardi: Bill Dawes as Paul Hornung, Robert Christopher Riley as Dave Robinson, and Chris Sullivan as Jim Taylor.

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Hear Broadway’s LOMBARDI on National Public Radio

Broadway’s LOMBARDI featured on National Public Radio’s

“Weekend Morning Edition” last weekend

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NPR reporter Mike Pesca visited the new American play LOMBARDI on Broadway and spoke to Dan Lauria who stars as Vince Lombardi; Judith Light who stars as Marie Lombardi; the NFL’s Tracy Perlman; and also to Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films and Merril Hoge, a former running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears, and currently an ESPN commentator.

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Watch Judith Light from Broadway’s LOMBARDI on “The Today Show”

Watch Judith Light from Broadway’s LOMBARDI on “The TODAY Show”

AND CLICK HERE TO CATCH A SNEAK PEEK OF LOMBARDI

Judith Light, now starring in Broadway’s LOMBARDI opposite Dan Lauria as her husband, the legendary Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi, recently appeared on “The TODAY Show.”  To watch Judith’s interview with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, click here. Continue reading

Watch LOMBARDI’s Dan Lauria on WABC-TV

WATCH LOMBARDI’S DAN LAURIA ON WABC-TV

AND CLICK HERE TO CATCH A SNEAK PEEK AT THE SHOW

The new Broadway play LOMBARDI, starring Dan Lauria as the legendary Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi and Judith Light as his wife Marie, opened last week.  To watch Dan Lauria’s recent interview with Sandy Kenyon of WABC-TV, click here. Continue reading

LOMBARDI Producer Tony Ponturo inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame

LOMBARDI PRODUCER TONY PONTURO

BECOMES A BROADCASTING AND CABLE HALL OF FAME MEMBER

Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame To Honor Sports and Entertainment Trailblazer Wednesday Night in New York

Tony Ponturo, CEO of Ponturo Management Group and co-producer of the recently opened Broadway play LOMBARDI, will be inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame at their annual banquet at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Wednesday night, October 27. Ponturo spent 26 years leading the diverse sports and entertainment portfolio for Anheuser Busch before returning to New York in 2009, where his recent focus has gone to the theater. He has served as associate producer for the Tony winner “Hair” and producer for fellow Tony winner “Memphis” in the last two years.  His most recent project, “Lombardi,” (co-produced with Fran Kirmser in association with the National Football League) opened to solid reviews last Thursday at Circle in the Square Theater in Manhattan.

“It is a thrill to be honored with such a diverse list of broadcasting and entertainment industry luminaries, and I am very thankful to Broadcasting and Cable for including me in this group,” said Ponturo.

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Broadway’s LOMBARDI featured on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” tomorrow Wed Oct 27 at 9 PM

LOMBARDI Featured on Showtime’s “INSIDE THE NFL” Tomorrow Wed Oct 27 at 9 PM


Tune in tomorrow night Wednesday October  27 at 9 PM when Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” comes to Broadway and interviews the cast of Broadway’s LOMBARDI starring Dan Lauria and Judith Light, and gets a backstage tour as well. Continue reading

LOMBARDI featured in The New Yorker & New York Magazine

LOMBARDI

Featured in The New Yorker & New York Magazine

OPENS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

The new Broadway play LOMBARDI, starring Dan Lauria as the legendary Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi and Judith Light as his wife Marie, opens Thursday, October 21 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

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.  Joining producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser as special producing partner is the National Football League, marking the organization’s first foray on Broadway.

The cast also features Keith Nobbs as Michael McCormick, Bill Dawes as Paul Hornung, Robert Christopher Riley as Dave Robinson and Chris Sullivan as Jim Taylor.

The production was featured this week in both The New Yorker and New York Magazine. Continue reading

LOMBARDI’s Judith Light on ‘Good Morning America” tomorrow Thu Oct 14

LOMBARDI’s JUDITH LIGHT on

GOOD MORNING AMERICA

TOMORROW, THU OCT 14

Judith Light, currently starring in the new Broadway play, LOMBARDI, will be a guest on “Good Morning America” tomorrow Thursday October 14.   Her interview is scheduled to air between 8:30—9 AM.  GMA airs on ABC TV, Channel 7 in the tri-state area.

Ms. Light plays Marie Lombardi and stars opposite Dan Lauria who plays the legendary Hall of Fame football coach. LOMBARDI opens on October 21 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

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