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Theater
Circle In The Square Theatre

235 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019

Duration
1hr. 30mins
0 Intermissions
Important Dates
On Sale
Aug 09, 2010
Preview
Sep 23, 2010
Opening
Oct 21, 2010
Closing
May 22, 2011
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Based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss, Lombardi chronicles the legendary football coach's journey from Brooklyn boy ...

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What Is the Story of Lombardi?
Lombardi tells the story of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi and his wife Marie. The play takes place mostly in November of 1965 when a young journalist from New York City, Michael McCormick, comes to live with the Lombardi family in order to write a newspaper article about the man. The pair from a close but tense relationship as McCormick dives into the psyche of this motivated, but agitated sports hero. He also tries to penetrate the minds of Lombardi’s tough Green Bay players and in turn learns about his own life goals.
 

Critics’ Reviews

Fascinating. It breathes life into Lombardi's spirit.

Review by Mike Vaccaro from The New York Post

A good one for the guys. It is both tasty and filling. 'Lombardi' held my attention from start to finish, and when it was over, I went home feeling properly entertained.

Review by Terry Teachout from The Wall Street Journal

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What Is Lombardi Like?
Lombardi tells the story of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi and his wife Marie. The play takes place mostly in November of 1965, when a young journalist from New York City, Michael McCormick, comes to live with the Lombardi family in order to write a newspaper article about the man. They form a close but tense relationship as McCormick dives into the psyche of this motivated but agitated sports hero. He also tries to penetrate the minds of Lombardi’s tough Green Bay players, and in turn learns about his own life goals.

Is Lombardi Good for Kids?
Sports-loving children will enjoy the football aspect of the show, even if they may not be familiar with Lombardi’s extensive career. Kids might not go for the off-the-field more mature themes about life ambitions and marital troubles. While at home, Mr. and Mrs. Lombardi are rarely seen without alcoholic drinks in their hands.