You would think that theater and football wouldn't mix, right? Well, playwright Eric Simonson and the cast and crew of Lombardi would disagree. Since October 2010, this biographic drama about legendary coach Vince Lombardi has been catering to a demographic atypical of the usual Broadway crowd. And who is that target audience? Actress Katie Finneran stated it best during the show's premiere: "It is so exciting to have something themed for all of the gentlemen, for all of the husbands, for all of the suffering men who went to see the musicals for all of those years! Finally there is a show for them!"
You can learn more about Lombardi: A New American Play on their official YouTube channel. Of course, there are some other, perhaps lesser known plays involving grid-iron gladiators. Check out my list of football plays from the past.