A Benefit for Athletics and for Financial Aid
–Wall Street Journal
“LOMBARDI On Broadway SCORES!”
“The champion’s legacy is secure!”
Highlights! Wesleyan University alumni, faculty, students, parents and friends gather at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway to see LOMBARDI, directed by Thomas Kail ’99. The benefit performance supported athletics and financial aid.
Directed by Thomas Kail ’99, director of the Tony Award-winning In The Heights
Lombardi, is directed by Thomas Kail ’99 and stars Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) as Coach Vince Lombardi and Emmy-Award winner Judith Light as his wife, Marie. The play is written by Eric Simonson based on the book, When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss.
Vince Lombardi’s (1913–1970) coaching style was legendary—and intensely theatrical. In Lombardi, Broadway audiences are sure to be captivated by the story of a family chasing the American dream while football fans learn more about the dramatic private life of the sports hero for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named.