While concerts and sports have a history of crossing over, it’s pretty much unheard-of to see a football / Broadway collaboration. Until now. That odd combination is happening as a play about legendary coach Vince Lombardi is heading to Broadway. Produced in cooperation with the NFL, the play will star Dan Lauria as the coach who lead the Green Bay Packers to victory in the first 2 Super Bowls.
Lauria is perhaps best remembered as the father on the long running sitcom The Wonder Years. He played football for Southern Connecticut State, and will be heading to Green Bay to learn more about the coach and his significance to the team and the town.
The play is based on the 1999 bio of Lombardi called “When Pride Still Mattered,” by David Maraniss. Written by Eric Siomonson directed by Thomas Kail, the play, entitled “Lombardi,” will be on Broadway this fall at The Circle in the Square Theatre. No tickets have been released at the moment, but I’ve set up a page for the play where you can sign up for alerts when inventory arrives: Lombardi Tickets.