Although there’s been a buzz in NFL circles, the Broadway play about former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, appropriately titled “Lombardi,” will end its run prematurely. It will close on May 22 after 274 performances. The play was originally scheduled to finish its run June 19.
Vince Lombardi is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance nearly 40 years after his death. In addition to a feature film starring Robert De Niro and a Broadway play starring Dan Lauria, the former Green Bay Packers coach will receive the documentary treatment from HBO later this year. The documentary is produced by HBO Sports and […]
Legendary Green Bay Packers’ coach Vince Lombardi isn’t just headed to the big screen, he’s also headed to Broadway. Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser (Hair) will produce the play, which is scheduled to debut at the Circle in the Square Theater this fall. Unlike the film Lombardi, which will center on Lombardi’s rivalry with Dallas […]
Word from ESPN, which is developing Lombardi for the big screen in conjunction with Andell Entertainment and the NFL, is that former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi will be played by Robert De Niro. De Niro’s Tribeca Productions will join ESPN, Andell and the NFL in producing the picture. Writer Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, […]
It was short and sweet, but Vince Lombardi’s Super Bowl II pre-game speech was to the point and he probably didn’t have to say much to the 1967-68 Green Bay Packers anyway. The team finished 9-4-1 that season and after beating the Dallas Cowboys in the Ice Bowl, would go on to handle the Oakland […]
Lost in the ether while we were blathering on about Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers opening training camp, was the announcement that Lombardi will be coming to the big screen in 2011. As first reported by Variety, Lombardi is a partnership between ESPN, the NFL and Andell Entertainment. The script, which was originally […]