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A new play based on the life of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi.

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Lombardi Star Judith Light Scores an Audience Choice Award Touchdown With Her Favorite Actress Win

Lombardi Star Judith Light Scores an Audience Choice Award Touchdown With Her Favorite Actress Win

Lombardi’s Judith Light was ecstatic to take the stage to accept her Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Best Actress in a Play, especially since she was presented the trophy by former Ugly Betty co-star Vanessa Williams. “This is so much fun,” Light gushed backstage after picking up her award. “My close friend Vanessa Williams is hosting, and ...

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Lombardi's Judith Light Reunites With Ugly Betty Co-Star Vanessa Williams After Audience Choice Win

Lombardi's Judith Light Reunites With Ugly Betty Co-Star Vanessa Williams After Audience Choice Win

Judith Light and Vanessa Williams may have played enemies on TV's hit series Ugly Betty, but the beautiful Broadway ladies had nothing but love for each other at this year's Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. Williams, who served as the ceremony's host, was thrilled to present Light with the Best Actress in a Play award for her role as Marie ...

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After Receiving Only One Tony Nomination, Lombardi Sets Closing Date

After Receiving Only One Tony Nomination, Lombardi Sets Closing Date

After garnering only a single Tony nomination, football drama Lombardi, starring Dan Lauria and Judith Light, is set to close. Eric Simonson’s play about the life and times of legendary Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi will play its final performance on May 22. At the time of its closing, Lombardi, directed by Thomas Kail, will have played 30 ...

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Tony Dreams Kept Lombardi's Judith Light Up All Night Before Nomination Day

Tony Dreams Kept Lombardi's Judith Light Up All Night Before Nomination Day

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start ringing off the hook for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2011 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Judith Light
Nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Lombardi

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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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Lombardi's Keith Nobbs on a Miracle of a Drunken Onstage Nightmare

Lombardi's Keith Nobbs on a Miracle of a Drunken Onstage Nightmare

Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke was on them. Read ...

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Lombardi's Bill Dawes Schemes Against a Castmate With the Help of South Park's Cartman

Lombardi's Bill Dawes Schemes Against a Castmate With the Help of South Park's Cartman

Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke was on them. Read ...

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Team Effort! Lombardi's Dan Lauria and Judith Light on Robert Pattinson, Tony Danza and More

Team Effort! Lombardi's Dan Lauria and Judith Light on Robert Pattinson, Tony Danza and More

On stage they play a loving (yet easily angered) married couple in Lombardi, and outside the Circle in the Square Theatre Dan Lauria and Judith Light adore each other just as much. The talented duo, who have been friends and co-workers since the '70s, recently stopped by Broadway.com's studio to answer reader-submitted questions about their Broadway football drama. Take ...

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Lombardi's Judith Light Joins TV Pilot Other People's Kids

Lombardi's Judith Light Joins TV Pilot Other People's Kids

Lombardi star Judith Light has joined the cast of the ABC pilot Other People's Kids, according to Deadline.com. 

Written by Hunter Covington and directed by Michael Fresco, the TV series will follow a carefree 32-year-old (Jesse Bradford) who suddenly finds himself thrown into the crazy family life of his new, older girlfriend Michelle (Bonnie Sommerville). Light will play ...

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New York Jets Owner Robert 'Woody' Johnson Checks Out Lombardi

New York Jets Owner Robert 'Woody' Johnson Checks Out Lombardi
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With the NFL season under wraps, yet another football luminary, New York Jets owner Robert "Woody" Johnson, headed over to Circle in the Square Theatre to take in Broadway's hit football drama, Lombardi. While Johnson is a devout Jets fan, he joined in cheering the Green Bay Packers as show stars Dan Lauria and Judith Light bring the story of ...

Super Bowl Champ Green Bay Packers Celebrate Their Heritage at Lombardi

Super Bowl Champ Green Bay Packers Celebrate Their Heritage at Lombardi
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The Green Bay Packers recently emerged as 2011 Super Bowl champs, and several of the players decided to celebrate the big win by heading to Broadway's Packers-themed drama, Lombardi. On February 15 current Packers running back Ryan Grant, cornerback Charles Woodson and fullback John Kuhn paid a visit to Circle in the Square Theatre to watch Dan Lauria channel famed ...

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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Score! Lombardi's Judith Light Lands Her Own Portrait at Sardi's

Score! Lombardi's Judith Light Lands Her Own Portrait at Sardi's
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Less than a week after the Green Bay Packers took home the Lombardi Super Bowl trophy, the cast of Broadway's own Packers-centric drama Lombardi celebrated another milestone as show star Judith Light received her a portrait on the famed walls of Theatre Distric institution Sardi's. On February 10 Dan Lauria and the rest of the Lombardi team gathered to cheer ...

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 Robert Christopher Riley and Bill Dawes React to Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl Win

Lombardi's Robert Christopher Riley and Bill Dawes React to Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl Win

As the Green Bay Packers emerged victorious at this year’s Super Bowl, the cast of Broadway’s Packers-themed drama Lombardi gathered after their Sunday matinee at nearby restaurant Robert Emmett’s to cheer the team on. Needless to say, the actors who portray football players themselves were especially excited about the game.

“I claim full responsibility,” Lombardi cast member Bill Dawes ...

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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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Josh Duhamel and Mad Men's Bryan Batt Cheer on the Cast of Lombardi

Josh Duhamel and Mad Men's Bryan Batt Cheer on the Cast of Lombardi
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Broadway football drama Lombardi received a double dose of star power this week as hunky Transformers actor Josh Duhamel and Mad Men's Bryan Batt (a Broadway veteran himself) headed to Circle in the Square Theatre. After the show, the talented actors stopped by the backstage "locker room" to chat with stars Dan Lauria, Judith Light and the rest of ...

The Cast of Lombardi Celebrates a Winning 100th Performance

The Cast of Lombardi Celebrates a Winning 100th Performance
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Every performance of Lombardi is a theatrical touchdown, but an extra victorious feeling swept through the Circle in the Square Theatre on January 19 as the cast played its 100th performance. Show stars Judith Light and Dan Lauria joined their fellow gridiron gang members after the performance to celebrate the milestone with an appropriately green-tinged cake. Take a look at ...

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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Health, Truth & Love Are the New Year's Watchwords for Lombardi's Robert Christopher Riley

Health, Truth & Love Are the New Year's Watchwords for Lombardi's Robert Christopher Riley

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

ROBERT CHRISTOPHER RILEY  (Dave Robinson in Lombardi ...

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Football Legend Paul Hornung Meets His Broadway Counterpart By Checking Out Lombardi

Football Legend Paul Hornung Meets His Broadway Counterpart By Checking Out Lombardi
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The cast of Lombardi put on their game faces on December 12 knowing that Paul Hornung, the former Green Bay Packers scoring champ who's featured in their historical play, would be sitting in the audience at Circle in the Square Theatre. Looks like Dan Lauria, Judith Light & Co. scored a touchdown with the famed halfback (in town for the ...

What's Up, Keith Nobbs? The Lombardi Actor Talks Packers Fans and Drinking With Judith Light

What's Up, Keith Nobbs? The Lombardi Actor Talks Packers Fans and Drinking With Judith Light

Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi may be the title character of the new football drama Lombardi, but it’s Keith Nobbs who helps reveal Lombardi’s persona to the audience. As fictional Look Magazine reporter Michael McCormack, Nobbs is sent to Green Bay to break down the guarded walls of the jovial but easily angered coach. “He gets that crazed ...

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Tackle This! Player Bill Dawes Hosts an Exclusive Video Visit to Lombardi's Locker Room

Tackle This! Player Bill Dawes Hosts an Exclusive Video Visit to Lombardi's Locker Room

With the fall gridiron season going strong, Broadway.com decided to check in on the Great White Way's own football friendly drama, Lombardi. Bill Dawes, who plays the show's charming quarterback Paul Hornung, invited our camera backstage at Circle in the Square Theatre to give fans a guided tour of the Lombardi locker room, er, dressing rooms. Watch as the ...

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Instant Replay! A Video Look at Lombardi's Winning Opening Night

Instant Replay! A Video Look at Lombardi's Winning Opening Night

After a victorious opening night performance on October 21, the cast of Lombardi headed to the Edison Ballroom to celebrate. The theatrical team skipped the typical sports tradition of pouring a water cooler of Gatorade on their coach in favor of a more elegant affair, but that didn't stop partygoers from sporting Green Bay Packers jerseys! Just like after any ...

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Still the Boss! Tony Danza Visits Judith Light at Lombardi

Still the Boss! Tony Danza Visits Judith Light at Lombardi
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For eight seasons, Tony Danza played Who's the Boss' wisecracking housekeeper Tony Micelli opposite Judith Light as Angela Bower. With Light returning to the New York stage in the new Broadway sports drama Lombardi, Danza made his way over to the show's stadium (aka the Circle in the Square Theatre) on October 27 to catch his pal's performance. Not ...

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