If there was a Tony Award for the show this season that brought the most new audience members to the theater, it would be Lombardi.
I can’t tell you how many times people said to me last Fall, “Ken, are they really doing a play about football on Broadway?”
My answer? “No, they are doing a play about a great man . . . who just happened to coach football.”
Lombardi, like the Green Bay Packers themselves, surprised everyone by making it through the winter and well beyond as plays by Mamet and Guare closed around it. Their breakaway success was partly due to the fantastic job the Producers did in partnering with the NFL. It’s a success story that Lombardi himself would be proud of.
The show is closing on May 22nd, but we’ve got 2 free tickets for you to see this show before the 4th quarter buzzer goes off.
And here’s how you win!
Sports and Broadway have not always gone together, but could Lombardi be the beginning of a new trend? The Producers of Lombardi are already sheparding a new play about Magic Johnson and Larry Bird to Broadway in 2012. What sports hero is next?
What sports figure(s) do you want to see a play about? They can be real or fictional (i.e. Rocky – which was rumored at one point).
Comment below (email subcribers click here) and I’ll pick a winner from your ideas!