Lombardi to Host "Touchdown Tuesdays" Talkback Series

News   Lombardi to Host "Touchdown Tuesdays" Talkback Series Lombardi, the forthcoming new Broadway play about legendary Green Bay Packers football coach Vince Lombardi, will host a special "Touchdown Tuesdays" talkback series following each Tuesday evening performance of the show beginning Oct. 12.

Each Tuesday performance begins at 7 PM, and the play will run 90 minutes. All audience members are invited to the talkbacks, which will feature cast members, members of the show's creative team and special guests from the world of sports listed below:

Oct. 12
David Maraniss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author upon whose book, "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi," the play is based.

Oct. 19
Sean Landeta
and Bob Papa. Landeta is a two-time Super Bowl champion who played with both the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers during his 22 year pro-football career. Papa is the  radio voice of the New York Giants.

Oct. 26
Steve Sabol and Merril Hoge. Sabol is the president of NFL Films. Hoge is a former running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears, and is currently a commentator for ESPN.

Nov. 2
New York Times sports writer Richard Sandomir. Nov. 16
Tim Layden and Kenny Albert. Layden is a senior NFL writer at Sports Illustrated and is the author of "Blood, Sweat and Chalk." Albert is a play-by-play commentator at Fox Sports.


Nov. 23
Jeremy Schaap, Emmy Award-winning journalist and the author of the best-selling "Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History" and "Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics."


Nov. 30
Phil Hanrahan, author of "Life After Favre."

Dec. 7
Jimmy Pittaro, the president of Yahoo Sports and Entertainment and a longtime Vince Lombardi enthusiast.

Lombardi, written by Eric Simon and directed by Thomas Kail, begins previews at Circle in the Square Theatre Sept. 23 and opens Oct. 21. Starring Dan Lauria as Lombardi and Judith Light as his wife, Marie, the cast also features Keith Nobbs, Bill Dawes,
Robert Christopher Riley and
Chris Sullivan.

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