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Judith Light winning rave reviews on Broadway in "Lombardi" – Watch Video!

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Two Daytime Emmy winner, Judith Light, (Ex-Karen, One Life to Live) and last seen on television as Claire in Ugly Betty is winning rave reviews in the new Broadway play, Lombardi based on the live of NFL coaching legend Vince Lombardi who coached the Green Bay Packers in their heyday.  Light plays Lombardi’s wife, Marie.  The play is not only about NFL football, but the enduring marriage of Marie and Vince.    Judith, who has turned out performance after performance in many television movies of the week and numerous theatrical productions, looks to be a serious contender for next year’s Tony Awards.  Lombardi is currently playing at the Circle of the Square Theatre, for info about the show and tickets click here.

Check out two videos with Light after the jump.  The first, is an interview with her on GMA from last week where she discusses the play, but then the producer’s surprised her with a clip from her stunning performance of Karen on the stand from OLTL.   Watch her reaction to the clip!  Light also details how her Lombardi co-star Dan Lauria who plays the coaching legend, also played one of Karen’s pimps in Llanview!   Next, you can watch Judith in a teaser clips from Lombardi.

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Sue
Sue

Judith looks great. Thanks for the clips. Been a fan since OLTL. I was watching the show when she was on the stand, and through the Jenny/Brad triangle. Followed her to Who’s the Boss & TV movies too. Fun seeing her on Ugly Betty and L&O svu.

Go Judith.

Debbie
Debbie

Thanks for clips Michael on Judith Light. Always loved her from her first appearance on OLTL right down to that rocking court room scene when Karen had to admit what she was doing. They don’t write soaps like that anymore.

Am so happy she’s doing great on Broadway.

Jeffrey Moree
Jeffrey Moree

Judith is a brilliant actress!

Brian
Brian

Miss the whole Wolak family. Certainly would be nice if Karen passed thur Llanview and stopped in to visit just Vicki. Could you imagine the reminiscing scenes they could have, even just for one episode

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