Lombardi Broadway Show

I gotta admit, I’m dying to see the new Broadway play about Vince Lombardi. I’ve heard that the lead, Dan Lauria (from the Wonder Years) does a fabulous job. I never realized it before, but he does sort of look like him.

The description on the website says:

Though football’s Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Lombardi the man—his inspirations, his passions and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible. Directed by Tony® nominee Thomas Kail (In the Heights), LOMBARDI is based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss.

I’ve been up to Green Bay Packer Hall of Fall several times, and in it is Vince Lombardi’s office. They tried to recreate it exactly as he had left it, and they also run a video of him which you don’t get to see very office. I liked the fact that you could see him at his house at a party, or with his wife, working out, etc. I think Lombardi is a fascinating character and to see more attention brought to his life is long overdue.

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