Jets Owner Woody Johnson Visits Broadway's Lombardi (Photos)

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New York Jets owner Woody Johnson visited the Broadway production of Lombardi the evening of Feb. 22.


Johnson hosted an onstage talkback following the show and headed backstage to meet with the cast.

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[caption id="attachment_13821" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Bill Dawes, Javon Johnson and Chris Sullivan"]Bill Dawes, Javon Johnson and Chris Sullivan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13822" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Woody Johnson, Judith Light and Keith Nobbs"]Woody Johnson, Judith Light and Keith Nobbs[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13823" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Dan Lauria, Judith Light, Keith Nobbs, Bill Dawes, Javon Johnson, Woody Johnson and Chris Sullivan"]Dan Lauria, Judith Light, Keith Nobbs, Bill Dawes, Javon Johnson, Woody Johnson and Chris Sullivan[/caption]
photos by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Eric Simonson's Lombardi is drawn from the best-selling biography "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi" by David Maraniss. The play is set over a week in 1965 — five years before Lombardi's death from colon cancer at age 57. The play shifts back and forth in time.

Dan Lauria (TV's "The Wonder Years") plays the late coach. Judith Light (TV's "Who's the Boss" and "Ugly Betty," Off-Broadway's Wit) plays his understanding, supportive and conflicted wife, who deeply misses the East Coast. Her feelings for home are aroused when a young (fictional) reporter, played by Keith Nobbs (Off-Broadway's Stupid Kids, Four, Fuddy Meers), comes to stay with the Lombardis for a week, to write a profile for Look magazine.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, by phone at (212) 239-6200, or in person at the box office (50th Street, west of Broadway). Visit www.lombardibroadway.com.

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