PRE-BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT! Lombardi, a new play by Academy Award winner and Steppenwolf Theater Company member Eric Simonson, is based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss. This original work brings the audience into the life and times of one of America's most inspirational and mercurial personalities, Hall of Fame football coach, Vince Lombardi. The play introduces the people and relationships that shaped the sport icon's life off the field, from his wife, Marie, to some of the key players whose careers and characters were molded by his inimitable leadership. Tony nominee Thomas Kail directs a cast that is headed by Dan Lauria and Judith Light, with Keith Nobbs as Michael McCormick, Bill Dawes as Paul Hornung, Robert Christopher Riley as Dave Robinson and Chris Sullivan as Jim Taylor. Lombardi is produced in association with THE NFL. Opening Night to Benefit Arts and Sports at Monument Mountain Regional High School.