I have lived in New York City since 2002 and have lived in the Metropolitan area my entire life. But, I have virtually no experience with Broadway. In fact, in my entire 32 years on Earth, I have spent a grand total of about 3 hours in broadway theaters. When I was four or five years old, my mother and Beltway Buddy’s mother brought us to see the magician Doug Henning. A decade later, my family went to see Tommy, but my brother threw up and we had to leave about 20 minutes into the show.
And I’m fine with that. I have absolutely zero interest in ever seeing a Broadway show. It holds no appeal whatsoever. That’s exactly what I said to people when they said “Oh, I bet you want to see that Lombardi show, though. It’s about football.”
It’s also what I will say when people ask me if I want to see the Great White Way’s next sports related production
“Lombardi” producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo are in pre-game for another sports-themed theater outing, announcing a 2012 target for new basketball play “Magic/Bird.”
“Lombardi” scribe Eric Simonson will pen the play about the famous rivalry between a pair of legendary hoops talents, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Johnson and Bird will participate in the development of the play, with the script based on conversations between the two men.
Sounds terrible. No thanks.