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Touchdown! Eric Simonson’s Bio Play Lombardi Set For Big-Screen Adaptation by J.C. Chandor

Touchdown! Eric Simonson’s Bio Play Lombardi Set For Big-Screen Adaptation by J.C. Chandor

Pass the popcorn (and the football), because legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi is going to the movies! Eric Simonson’s 2010 drama Lombardi will receive a big-screen adaptation, written and possibly helmed by J.C. Chandor (All is Lost), Deadline reports. No casting, shooting or release dates have been announced.

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Oswald Returns to Texas, The Grinch Paints San Diego Green & More Cross-Country Highlights

Oswald Returns to Texas, The Grinch Paints San Diego Green & More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com is on the hunt for the best regional theater offerings all over the country! Get an early holiday fix, catch a world premiere musical and maybe even learn something about history in this week’s jam-packed Countrywide Guide. Read on for details about five notable productions on view across America. 


SAN DIEGO, CA
The Grinch Goes Home

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A New Tradition! See a Festive Sneak Peek of the Holiday Extravaganza A Christmas Story in Rehearsal

A New Tradition! See a Festive Sneak Peek of the Holiday Extravaganza A Christmas Story in Rehearsal

Fire up the eggnog and hang up those stockings, because the Tony-nominated musical adaptation of A Christmas Story is bringing a big dose of holiday cheer to Madison Square Garden this winter. See the whole family in rehearsal!

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Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Leg Lamps, BB Guns & the Cast of A Christmas Story in Rehearsal

Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Leg Lamps, BB Guns & the Cast of A Christmas Story in Rehearsal
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Christmas came early this year (on Halloween, to be exact) at Gibney Dance Studios! The Tony-nominated musical A Christmas Story is heading back to New York City for a holiday engagement at Madison Square Garden, and we’ve got a sneak peek of the cheery cast in rehearsal. Directed by John Rando, the musical adaptation of the 1983 film favorite features ...

Dan Lauria, John Bolton and Erin Dilly to Return to A Christmas Story on Tour and at Madison Square Garden

Dan Lauria, John Bolton and Erin Dilly to Return to A Christmas Story on Tour and at Madison Square Garden

Dan Lauria, John Bolton, Erin Dilly and Caroline O’Connor will reprise their roles from the original Broadway cast of A Christmas Story when the show kicks off its tour in Hartford, Connecticut this November.

The AP reports that Lauria, Bolton, Dilly and O’Connor—all of whom starred in the Tony-nominated musical when it made its Broadway premiere in November 2012—will ...

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A Christmas Story, The Musical Cast to Reunite for Tony Awards Performance

A Christmas Story, The Musical Cast to Reunite for Tony Awards Performance

Dan Lauria, Johnny Rabe and the rest of the original Broadway company of the Tony-nominated A Christmas Story, The Musical will all be on hand to perform together at the 67th Tony Awards on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

Cast members from the show—which played a limited holiday engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from November 19 through December ...

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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actor in a Musical

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show ...

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A Christmas Story's Dan Lauria Marvels at His 'Christmas Miracle'

A Christmas Story's Dan Lauria Marvels at His 'Christmas Miracle'

It’s time to wave goodbye to 2012, a year filled with cheerleaders, paperboys, porn stars and Patti. Before the big ball drops in Times Square, Broadway.com decided to poll your favorite Broadway stars to get their take on the high point of the year we’re leaving behind—and what they’re hoping is in store for the year ahead! Find out ...

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Dynasty Diva Joan Collins Warms Up Backstage at A Christmas Story

Dynasty Diva Joan Collins Warms Up Backstage at A Christmas Story
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She was deliciously icy on Dynasty, but veteran actress Joan Collins was nothing but a warm bundle of holiday cheer when she and her family took a trip backstage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to meet the cheery cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical. Collins brought granddaughter Eva and husband Percy Gibson backstage to congratulate t the Christmas-y cast members ...

Squigs Captures the Heartwarming Holiday Fun of A Christmas Story

Squigs Captures the Heartwarming Holiday Fun of A Christmas Story

The new musical version of A Christmas Story captures all the beloved moments of the 1983 movie, from Ralphie Parker’s obsessive quest for a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun to the Old Man’s obsessive love for his prized leg lamp. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson is a fan of the film, and it shows in his loving ...

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Season’s Greetings! Take a Look Inside the Opening Night Festivities at A Christmas Story, The Musical

Season’s Greetings! Take a Look Inside the Opening Night Festivities at A Christmas Story, The Musical
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The spirit of the holidays was in plentiful abundance on opening night for A Christmas Story, The Musical! The cast, creators and celebrity guests came out to celebrate the Broadway bow of this holiday tuner, based on the classic 1983 movie. After the performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, stars Dan Lauria, Johnny Rabe, Erin Dilly and John Bolton headed to ...

Stars Get Into the Christmas Spirit at A Christmas Story, The Musical’s Merry Opening Night

Stars Get Into the Christmas Spirit at A Christmas Story, The Musical’s Merry Opening Night

There were no Scrooges to be found at the festive opening night celebration of A Christmas Story, The Musical, the new Broadway show based on the classic 1983 holiday favorite. Hear what the cast and creators had to say about this merry new musical!

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Oh, Fudge! Fetch a Festive First Look at A Christmas Story, The Musical

Oh, Fudge! Fetch a Festive First Look at A Christmas Story, The Musical
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The countdown to Christmas has begun on Broadway with A Christmas Story, The Musical, the jolly new stage adaptation of the classic 1983 holiday film favorite. Johnny Rabe stars as Christmas-loving nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, whose wintry wonderland is home to a cast of wacky characters, bunny suits, leg lamps and BB guns. Get your first look at the colorful production ...

‘Tis the Season for Triple-Dog-Daring as A Christmas Story, The Musical Begins Broadway Run

‘Tis the Season for Triple-Dog-Daring as A Christmas Story, The Musical Begins Broadway Run

Ralphie, the Bumpus hounds and that infamous fragile leg lamp will high-kick their way to Broadway as A Christmas Story, The Musical begins previews on November 7 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Opening night is set for November 19, with the holiday engagement running through December 30.

Newcomer Johnny Rabe leads the cast as Ralphie Parker, a bright-eyed nine-year-old whose love for Christmas ...

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A Christmas Story Shifts First Performance Date Due to Hurricane Aftermath

A Christmas Story Shifts First Performance Date Due to Hurricane Aftermath

Ralphie is going to have to wait a little for that Red Ryder BB gun. A Christmas Story, The Musical has shifted its first preview from November 5 to November 7 due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Opening night is scheduled for November 19 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with the holiday engagement scheduled to run through December 30.

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BB Guns and Leg-Shaped Lamps! Watch the Cast of A Christmas Story Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Rehearsal

BB Guns and Leg-Shaped Lamps! Watch the Cast of A Christmas Story Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Rehearsal

The holidays are just around the corner, and the cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical is ready to bring the spirit of the classic 1983 movie to Broadway. We sat in on rehearsal and got a sneak peek at one of our biggest presents this year!

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Unwrap an Early Christmas Present with a Sneak Peek at Rehearsal for A Christmas Story, The Musical

Unwrap an Early Christmas Present with a Sneak Peek at Rehearsal for A Christmas Story, The Musical
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Remember sneaking a peek at your Christmas gifts before you actually got to unwrap them? We feel the same way about A Christmas Story, The Musical, the big Broadway adaptation of the 1983 holiday classic, which begins previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 5. The cast and creative team gave the press an early holiday present by letting us ...

Tickets Now On Sale for Classic Holiday Tale A Christmas Story, The Musical

Tickets Now On Sale for Classic Holiday Tale A Christmas Story, The Musical

Talk about a perfect holiday gift! Tickets are now available for the A Christmas Story, The Musical, the upcoming Broadway adaptation of the 1983 Christmastime favorite. With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Joseph Robinette, the John Rando-directed production is set to begin performances on November 5 and open officially on November 19 ...

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Dan Lauria Set for Broadway Holiday Run of A Christmas Story

Dan Lauria Set for Broadway Holiday Run of A Christmas Story

Dan Lauria will star as real-life radio icon Jean Shepherd in the forthcoming Broadway run of A Christmas Story. The previously announced new musical features a book by Joseph Robinette and a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Directed by John Rando, A Christmas Story will bein performances November 5 and officially November 19. The musical is scheduled to ...

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TBS Sitcom Sullivan & Son, Starring Christine Ebersole and Dan Lauria, Renewed for Second Season

TBS Sitcom Sullivan & Son, Starring Christine Ebersole and Dan Lauria, Renewed for Second Season

TBS has given a second season order to its freshman comedy series Sullivan & Son, according to Deadline.com. The series stars Dan Lauria (Lombardi) as a Pittsburgh pub owner and two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole (Blithe Spirit, Grey Gardens), as one of the bar’s "boozy cougar" regulars. The network, which debuted the Vince Vaughn-produced show to strong numbers in ...

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Lombardi's Dan Lauria and Judith Light Score a Broadway Wall of Fame Portrait

Lombardi's Dan Lauria and Judith Light Score a Broadway Wall of Fame Portrait

Dan Lauria and Judith Light are having a ball starring together in Broadway's sports drama Lombardi. Now the talented duo (who play married couple Vince and Marie Lombardi) have a fantastic family portrait to commemorate their time onstage together, thanks to Tony Di Napoli's Broadway Wall of Fame. On April 19, the stars unveiled their painting at the Theater District ...

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Hut, Hut, Hike! Lombardi's Dan Lauria and Judith Light Are Taking Your Questions

Hut, Hut, Hike! Lombardi's Dan Lauria and Judith Light Are Taking Your Questions

As legendary coach Vince Lombardi and his devoted wife Marie, Dan Lauria and Judith Light are currently cheering the Green Bay Packers on to football victory in the Broadway sports drama Lombardi. Now the talented duo (and old friends) are inviting fans into Lombardi's inner-huddle by taking your questions for their very own double Ask a Star video feature ...

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Lombardi's Dan Lauria Returns to Letterman to Coach Dave on the Top Ten

Lombardi's Dan Lauria Returns to Letterman to Coach Dave on the Top Ten

With the Green Bay Packers emerging victorious from this year's Super Bowl, late night chat host David Letterman decided to celebrate the win by inviting the Pack's legendary coach, Vince Lombardi, back to his show. Well, sort of. Dressed as the excitable coach, Dan Lauria (who plays the title role in Broadway's football drama Lombardi) joined Dave on February 8 ...

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Lombardi's Dan Lauria Coaches David Letterman on Late Show

Lombardi's Dan Lauria Coaches David Letterman on Late Show

The Green Bay Packers are heading to the Super Bowl on February 6 and to commemorate their winning streak, Late Show host David Letterman invited Dan Lauria, the star of Broadway's Packer-centric play Lombardi, to his show on February 3. Unfortunately for Letterman, Lauria showed up in character as famed football coach Vince Lombardi and proceeded to lay into Dave ...

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Dan Lauria Shows Off His Lombardi Coaching Quarters

Dan Lauria Shows Off His Lombardi Coaching Quarters

As the title coach in the hit Broadway sports drama Lombardi, Dan Lauria functions as a motivational figure both on and offstage. In the same way that any football coach readies for a game, Lauria has his own pre-performance rituals, arriving an hour early for each show for a shower “to remove the day” and move into the Lambeau Field ...

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