Friday, February 4, 2011

Broadway Buzz: Packers, Football and Broadway Fans Unite with Lombardi!

Packers, football and Broadway fans unite! The Packers are going to the Super Bowl this Sunday and are bringing back memories from the first big game under legendary coach Vince Lombardi. The Super Bowl trophy is named after him, and his story is up in lights on Broadway too.
Sorry, non-Wisconsinites, but the Broadway play Lombardi has Wisconsin written all over it. Lombardi is based on the book “Life and Times of Vince Lombardi” by Wisconsin native David Maraniss and the play was written by Eric Simonson, also a Wisconsin native. The play screaming green and gold pride has been drawing in first time theater goers and sports enthusiasts, even professional football teams.

 is going into Broadway overtime. As mentioned in the interview, Lombardi has been extended through June 2012 as the only new fall show that is still currently playing on Broadway. Actor Bill Dawes, who plays former Packer Paul Hornung, jokes that they were the wild card show. It’s only appropriate that the cast ofLombardi will be cheering on the Packers at this year’s Super Bowl-read more about it here. Vince Lombardi’s legacy is alive and well onstage and I'll keep my fingers crossed for the Packers to win his trophy this Sunday. 
Did you know?
The Vince Lombardi Trophy is valued at $50,000 and created by Tiffany & Co. The trophy is made entirely of sterling silver and takes about four months create. Sounds like the perfect souvenir to bring back from this year’s big game.
Not the biggest football fan? For those who prefer flying monkeys over flying footballs, come celebrate with the WICKED OzBowl at the Fox Cities P.A.C. this Sunday. Kick off is at 6:30 p.m. but come early for special OzBowl pricing, a green or pink gift bag and a chance to win Glinda and Elphaba inspired prize packages. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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