This fall Lombardi, a new play by Academy Award-winning playwright Eric Simonson, debuts on Broadway. The play, directed by Tony nominee Thomas Kail, is based on When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, David Maraniss’ book about the legendary coach and Fordham College graduate of 1937.
Lombardi opens on Thursday, October 21, 2010, at the Circle in the Square Theatre On Broadway. Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) plays the title role.
From Left to Right: Frank McLaughlin (FCRH ’69), executive director of athletics at Fordham; John Cirillo (FCRH ’78), former vice president of public relations for the New York Knicks and principal of Cirillo World public relations; Tom Masella, head football coach at Fordham; Joe Favorito (FCRH ’85), sports media consultant, former sports information director at Fordham and former vice president of public relations for the New York Knicks; and John Johnson (FCLC ’02), Lombardi’s associate producer.
Photo Courtesy of Jessica Lewis, www.broadwayworld.com