PHOTO CALL: Green Bay Packers Charles Woodson, Ryan Grant and John Kuhn Visit Lombardi
16 Feb 2011
The cast of Broadway's Lombardi received a special visit from members of the Green Bay Packers, who a week earlier took home Vince Lombardi's namesake trophy as winners of Super Bowl XLV. Cornerback Charles Woodson, running back Ryan Grant, fullback John Kuhn and team president Mark Murphy took in the Feb. 15 performance and met with the cast backstage.
Here is a look at the 2011 champs meeting the cast of Lombardi:
Robert Christopher Riley, Ryan Grant, Charles Woodson, Bill Dawes, Chris Sullivan and John Kuhn
Photo by Krissie Fullerton
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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