Saturday, September 14, 2013
'Lombardi' to have NJ premiere at The Eagle Theatre
"Lombardi," a play about the legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, will make its New Jersey professional premiere on September 20 at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, N.J.
There is no greater sports icon to bring to life onstage than Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi—unquestionably one of the most inspirational and quotable personalities of all time. Though football’s Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Lombardi the man—his inspirations, his passions, and his ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible.
The theatre will be one of the first playhouses in America to produce the show since it close on Broadway in 2011, giving regional audiences a rare opportunity to catch this biographical drama. It was co-produced on Broadway by Tony Ponturo who was born and raised in the Garden State.
Set during one week in the 1965 Season, "Lombardi" tells of the coach's efforts to take the Green Bay Packers to the championship. The story develops as a "Look Magazine" reporter follows the prolific coach in the hope of finding out "what makes Lombardi win." Lombardi is by Eric Simonson, based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss.
"Lombardi" premieres at the Eagle Theatre on September 20 at 8 p.m., and will run through October 12 with performances on September 21, 26, 27, 28, October 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m., and September 29 and October 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $30 for Front Rows. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheEagleTheatre.com. For more information, please contact the box office at (609) 704-5012.