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Dinner With the Boys Playwright Dan Lauria to Receive Distinguished American Award

Lauria is known for his role on the Emmy-winning show The Wonder Years.

Dan Lauria is the author and star of Dinner With the Boys, a new play that will run at Theatre Row this spring.
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Dan Lauria, Dinner with the Boys playwright and actor known for The Wonder Years and Broadway's Lombardi, will be honored for his contributions to television and athletics on April 10 with the presentation of the Distinguished American Award from the New Haven County Chapter of the National Football Foundation in Connecticut.

In addition, The Wonder Years, in which Lauria starred as Jack Arnold, will be honored with a special award on this week's TV Land Awards. Lauria is also set to serve as guest speaker before the Broadway Association in Manhattan on April 14.

In 2010, Lauria starred as the eponymous football coach in Eric Simonson's Broadway play Lombardi.

His play, Dinner With the Boys, will receive its Off-Broadway debut this spring at the Acorn Theatre on Theater Row, which begins performances April 21 in advance of a May 4 opening. The play is described as "a comedy about two wise guys from the old neighborhood who find themselves at odds with the family and must serve up perfectly seasoned results with their puttanesca in order to escape danger themselves."

For tickets to Dinner With the Boys, click here.